The New Jersey State Park Service supports the mission of the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. Both agencies endeavor to protect and manage the State's fish and wildlife to maximize their long-term biological, recreational and economic values for all New Jerseyans. Sportspersons must comply with all current NJ Fish and Wildlife regulations as noted in the hunting digest.

For information about fishing and hunting, please refer to the NJ Fish and Wildlife website or call the main information number in Trenton at (609) 292-2965.

Know Before You Go!

Hunting is one of the many activities offered at Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park. Hunters are responsible for knowing the hunting regulations within the state park, be sure to review maps, zone descriptions and timing restrictions prior to venturing to the site. The hunting areas may have trails open to the public during the hunting season~ be aware for hikers, bikers,  and horseback riders may be traveling through.

Be advised that there is NO HUNTING PERMITTED ON SUNDAYS within lands managed by the NJ State Park Service.

Click here for Tree Stands and Blinds Used by Licensed Hunters at NJ State Parks.


The park has expanded the hunting boundaries to include an additional 1,600 acres of huntable land, 4 additional parking areas and the permission to erect 2 portable hunting stands. There is also the addition of a limited Firearm Season in one area of the park.


Hunters MUST APPLY FOR PARK PERMIT to hunt anywhere within Six Mile Run. There will be no limit on the number of bow permits but there will be limit of 15 Firearm Permits that will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.

2020/2021 Bow and Firearm applications WILL BE AVAILABLE IN MID JULY.

Please return completed application, along with a photocopy of your NJ Hunters License and valid identification card (ex. Drivers license) to the D&R Canal Park Office at:

D&R Canal Park Office
145 Mapleton Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

Applications may be mailed or delivered in person to the office.

Please call the office at 609-924-5705 to ensure someone will be available to accept the application.

hunting maps

Six Mile Run Hunting Map

Deer Hunting

Designated areas of the park are open to deer hunting during Fall, Permit and Winter Bow. Deer Management Zone 14 regulations apply. The park is closed to deer hunting at all other seasons. 

Turkey Hunting

Spring and Fall Turkey Hunting, Bow Only, is permitted. Zone 11 Management regulations apply.

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