White-tailed Deer Management

HUNTING CLOSURES -  Lewis Morris County Park and Patriots’ Path from Sussex Avenue to Woodland Avenue will be closed Wednesday, 1/123/19 and Black River Facilities (Cooper Gristmill, Kay Environmental Center, Bamboo Brook & Willowwood Arboretum) will be closed Thursday, 1/24/2019 for permitted firearem hunting.  For a full schedule click here. 

HUNTING CLOSURES -  Lewis Morris County Park and Patriots’ Path from Sussex Avenue to Woodland Avenue will be closed Wednesday, 1/123/19 and Black River Facilities (Cooper Gristmill, Kay Environmental Center, Bamboo Brook & Willowwood Arboretum) will be closed Thursday, 1/24/2019 for permitted firearem hunting.  For a full schedule click here. 

The Morris County Park Commission is currently responsible for the stewardship of over 20k 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 MCPC's controlled hunts are specifically used as a population management tool and do not represent recreational hunting opportunities.

The Morris County Park Commission is no longer accepting applications for the 2018/19 Deer Management Program. Hunters interested in applying for the 2019/2020 program should contact the Natural Resources Unit in June, 2019.


2016/2017 End of Year Program Report


Contact The Park Commission

Questions and comments about the program should be directed to:

Morris County Park Commission
ATTN: Natural Resources Office
P.O. Box 1295
300 Mendham Road
Morris Township NJ, 07962-1295
973-326-7622
info@morrisparks.net