The 2018 Union County
Deer Management Program
will be conducted in
Watchung Reservation - Berkeley Hts., Mountainside, Scotch Plains, Springfield, Summit
Lenape & Nomahegan Parks - Cranford, Kenilworth, Springfield, Union, Westfield
Passaic River Park - Summit
Ash Brook Reservation - Clark, Scotch Plains
Oak Ridge Park - Clark
Hawk Rise Sanctuary - Linden
January 8 to February 9, 2018
The County of Union will conduct a deer management program in seven parks to pre-vent the destruction of native park vegetation, minimize damage to residential landscap-ing, and reduce deer-related motor vehicle accidents. This is not a sport hunt.
Carefully selected hunters with a proficiency in marksmanship, sitting in elevated tree stands, will use shotguns to remove deer from various areas of each park. Hunting will occur during daylight hours only. Any evidence of hunting being conducted on other dates or after dark should be reported immediately to the Union County Police at 908-654-9800.
This program will operate one day per week from January 8 to February 9. Hunting will generally occur on Mondays; if inclement weather or a holiday precludes hunting on a Monday, the program will be rescheduled for that week to Wednesday or Friday.
Nomahegan and Lenape Parks will be closed on hunt days. All other parks will not be closed during hunting. Park users should stay on the paths or trails. Pets should be re-strained on a leash. Some venison generated by this program will be distributed to the needy and homeless through the Community FoodBank of NJ.
Further information is available at www.ucnj.org/deer.
Questions can be directed to email@example.com or 908-527-4900.