2019/20 White-tailed Deer Management Program

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MORRIS COUNTY— 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 2019 and February 2020, 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 by clicking here.

Lewis Morris County Park
Harding, Mendham, and Morris Townships

December 2019 January 2020
11 Wednesday 8 Wednesday
13 Friday 15 Wednesday
18 Wednesday    


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 2019 January  2020
9 Monday 9 Thursday
12 Thursday 16 Thursday
19 Thursday    

The Morris County Park Commission features one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey. It currently protects and maintains 20,197acres at 38 distinct sites plus offers a year-round calendar of events and activities for all to enjoy!