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5 Months of Deer Hunting Coming to County Parks in Parsippany

County-wide management program to allow hunting on various parks in Morris.

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In an effort to cull white-tailed deer and “minimize severe threats posed to the biodiversity of native flora and fauna,” the Morris County Park Commission is continuing its annual deer management program and has released a hunting schedule.

That schedule includes a total of 21 weeks of active hunting allowed in two county parks that call Parsippany home.

According to its website, the Morris County Park Commission is “responsible for the stewardship of over 18,000 acres of land. It recognizes that a controlled hunting program is the most efficient and effective way available to minimize the severe threats posed to the biodiversity of native flora and fauna by overabundant white-tailed deer populations.”

The scheduled is as follows:

  • Central Park of Morris County, Sept. 15 to Oct. 31, Saturday hunting not permitted; Nov 1. to Dec. 24; Dec. 26 to Dec. 31; Jan. 1 to Feb. 21, Saturday hunting permitted.
  • Old Troy County Park, Sept. 29 to Oct. 31; Nov. 3 to Dec. 24; Dec. 26 to Dec. 31; Jan. 1 to Feb. 20. Saturday hunting not permitted.

Sunday hunting is prohibited by state law. Hunters are required to apply for a permit, which will enable them to access a specific park on the dates specified, and are limited to one bow permit and one firearm permit each season.

Find out more about the Deer Management Program here.  

NJ Adventure Tours July 09, 2014 at 02:09 PM
That information is not correct. Sunday hunting is not prohibited by law in NJ
John July 10, 2014 at 07:31 AM
I'm not much of a hunter but I support them 100%. Good wildlife management is desperately needed in this state to reduce the deer herd. Whole neighborhoods were devastated with this last winter and the deer eating everything in sight.
Nicholas Robert Homyak July 10, 2014 at 07:49 AM
Sunday Hunting No person may hunt with firearms or any other weapon or carry a gun in the woods or fields or on the waters on Sunday except on semi-wild and commercial shooting preserve lands for the purpose of shooting stocked game; and when using a .22 rifle for dispatching trapped animals. See note below. NOTE: Sunday bowhunting for deer is legal only on state wildlife management areas and private property.

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