White-tailed Deer Management

HUNTING CLOSURES: Cooper Gristmill, Kay Environmental Center, Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center and Willowwood Arboretum will be closed on Monday 12/5, Thursday 12/8, and Thursday 12/15 for firearm hunting by permit only. For full hunt schedule, please click here.

HUNTING CLOSURES: Cooper Gristmill, Kay Environmental Center, Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center and Willowwood Arboretum will be closed on Monday 12/5, Thursday 12/8, and Thursday 12/15 for firearm hunting by permit only. For full hunt schedule, please 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 MCPC is no longer accepting applications for the 2022/23 season, hunters interested in participating in the 2023/24 program should reach out in July 2023.


2018/2019 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