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Posted Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Morris County Park Commission Announces 2018-19 Deer Management Program

The Morris County Park Commission will conduct a controlled deer hunt at select parks this fall and winter in accordance with its White-tailed Deer Management Program, which aims to improve forest health in county parks through the management of the deer population.

These controlled hunts, which run through early February, specifically are used as a population management tool. The first hunting date (and only one in November) is Nov. 19 at Lewis Morris County Park.

The parks in the charts below will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC all day on the specified dates and only will be open to hunters who have special access permits.

Morris County Park Commission Announces 2018-19 Deer Management Program

Bow hunting is scheduled in additional Morris County Parks between now and February of 2019 but these parks will remain open to the public.

Check out the full list (including bow hunting) of hunting locations and dates for this season. Additional information can be found on the Morris County Park Commission’s website:



Black River Facilities – Chester Township

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

December 2018 January  2019 February 2019
3 Monday 10 Thursday 7 Thursday
6 Thursday 17 Thursday
13 Thursday 24 Thursday
31 Thursday


Lewis Morris County Park – Harding, Mendham, and Morris Townships
November 2018 December 2018 January 2019 February 2019
19 Monday 5 Wednesday 9 Wednesday 6 Wednesday
12 Wednesday 16 Wednesday
23 Wednesday
30 Wednesday