2020/21 White-tailed Deer Management Program

2020/21 White-tailed Deer Management Program

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Morristown: The Morris County Park Commission will be conducting its annual controlled deer hunt in accordance with its White-tailed Deer Management Program which aims to improve forest health through management of the deer population. These controlled hunts are specifically used as a population management tool.

The parks listed below will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC for firearm hunting all day on the specified dates and will only be open to hunters with special access permits. Bow hunting is scheduled in additional Morris County Parks between September 2020 and February 2021, but these parks will remain open to the public. Additional information, including the complete hunting schedule, can be found on the Morris County Park Commission’s website: morrisparks.net.


Black River Facilities - Chester Township

Includes Cooper Gristmill, Elizabeth D. Kay Environmental Center, Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center and Willowwood Arboretum, and lands managed for Chester Township

December 2020 - Monday  7, Thursday 10, Thursday 17

January  2021 - Thursday 7, Thursday 14


Lewis Morris County Park -  Harding, Mendham, and Morris Townships

December 2020 - Wednesday 9, Friday 11, Wednesday 16

January 2021 - Wednesday 6, Wednesday 13

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