Reminder: Union Co. Deer Management Program to Start Mon, Jan. 8

Essex County deer management program will start on Jan. 16.

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation Deer Management Program will run on most Mondays beginning on Jan. 8 and continuing to Feb. 5. In case of inclement weather or a holiday, the program moves to the following Wednesday or Friday.

The program will operate in the Watchung Reservation, the Summit portion of Passaic River Park, Ash Brook Reservation, Lenape Park, Nomahegan Park, Oak Ridge Park, and the Hawk Rise Sanctuary.

These parks will not be closed during the deer management program; portions of some roads inside the park may be closed for short periods if necessary. Park visitors are urged to stay on the marked hiking, walking and bridle trails, and adhere to the County ordinance requiring pets be restrained on a leash.

The deer management program will be supervised by the Union County Police and the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. Anyone found hunting on any County park property outside the terms of this program will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  Citizens observing any such illegal activity are urged to immediately contact the Union County Police at 908-654-9800.

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