Deer Management


The hunter parking lot on Holmdel Road (Ramanessin Section of Holmdel Park) is temporarily unavailable due to ongoing road construction activities.  It will be reopened as soon as conditions allow.

As a conservation and recreation agency, the Park System acquires and manages land both for resource protection and recreation opportunities. Responsible land stewardship and resource protection require that wildlife and its habitat be managed for the benefit of all animals and plants. When the dominance or behavior of a particular species threatens the well being of others, active intervention is required. The growth and density of the State's deer population and its consumption of native plant materials that are vital to a healthy forest and as food and shelter to birds and small mammals constitute a problem requiring active intervention.

Questions and comments about the program should be directed to the Park System by telephone at 732-842-4000, ext. 4237; by email at; or by mail at Monmouth County Park System, Attn: Public Information Office, 805 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738.

The Monmouth County Board of Recreation Commissioners reviewed and accepted the 2015-2016 Annual Report and recommendations for the 2016-2017 season at their regular meeting on June 6, 2016.   The updated reports are included below.

Deer Hunting Permit applications are accepted beginning September 6, 2016 at Thompson Park and the Manasquan Reservoir. Details here

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