MORRIS TOWNSHIP, 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, said the Morris Parks through a press release. These controlled hunts are specifically used as a population management tool, they said.

Lewis Morris Park in Morris Township, Harding and Mendham will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC all day on the following days:

Wednesday December 11, 2019

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Friday December 13, 2019

Wednesay December 18

Wednesday January 8, 2020

Wednesday January 15, 2020

The Black River Facilities in Chester Township which include Cooper Gristmill, Elizabeth D. Kay Environmental Center, Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, Willowwood Arboretum and the land managed for Chester Township will close on the following dates:

Monday December 9, 2019

Thursday December 12, 2019

Thursday December 19, 2019

Thursday January 9, 2020

Thursday January 16, 2020


Additional information, including the complete hunting schedule, can be found on the Morris County Park Commission’s website:

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