MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Morris County Park Commission will be conducting a controlled deer hunt in accordance with its White-tailed Deer Management Program which aims to improve forest health in the parks through the management of the deer population. These controlled hunts are specifically used as a population management tool. 

Lewis Morris Park in Morris Township will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC all day on December 3, 8,10 and 17.  The park will only be open to hunters with special access permits. Bow hunting is scheduled in additional Morris County Parks between now and February 2015 but these parks will remain open to the public. Additional information, including the complete hunting schedule, can be found on the Morris County Park Commission’s website:www.morrisparks.net.