Deer Management


Advisory: An earlier version of the Holmdel Park North Section map had an error in the dates listed. The correct dates for archery hunting are Nov. 14, 16, 20, 27, Dec. 11, and 17, 2018. 

DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

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.

The Board of Recreation Commissioners has received the Annual Report for the 2017-18 season and Recommendations for 2018-19 (links below). The Deer Management Program will be an action item on the Board’s agenda for June 11, 2018. 

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

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