Friday, February 22, 2013
Hunter participation was high this year, according to county officials.
Union County's annual Deer Management Program has resulted in the removal of 90 deer by hunters throughout the course of the program, county officials said Thursday. "Monday was the fifth and final day of the Union County Deer Management Program for 2013," Union County Spokesperson Sebastian D'Elia said. "Hunter participation was high, with 19 of the 23 hunters present for the morning shift and 22 hunters participating in the afternoon." In the Monday morning shift, D'Elia said three deer were harvested from the Watchung Reservation. In the afternoon, two more deer were culled from the Watchung Reservation. "No deer were harvested at Lenape Park, though a pedestrian survey conducted by myself and other staff counted at least 24 deer on the…
Monday, December 31, 2012
Hunters will target white-tailed at Ash Brook Reservation in Scotch Plains from Jan. 5 to Feb. 9.
Monday, December 31, 2012
The following information was provided by the County of Union. The Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal has released details of an Ash Brook Reservation Deer Management Program, which will begin on Jan. 5 and continue through Feb. 9. This program is intended to reduce the white-tailed deer population at the Ash Brook Reservation and Golf Course in Scotch Plains to minimize overbrowsing of the forested parkland, reduce browse damage on the landscape plantings of surrounding homes, reduce the incidence of deer-related motor vehicle accidents, and lessen the occurrence of Lyme disease. Seven members of the Oak Ridge Sportsmen’s Association have been authorized to participate in this program and they have completed a …
Monday, February 27, 2012
A total of 84 deer were removed from two county parks.
The Union County Deer Management Program concluded with the elimination of 84 deer from Lenape Park in Cranford and Ash Brook reservation in Scotch Plains. At Lenape Park in Cranford, nine hunters participated in the deer hunt. Lenape Park covers 403 acres, or about 0.63 square mile, in the townships of Cranford, Springfield and Union, the borough of Kenilworth and the town of Westfield. "Those hunters are the most experienced of the 16 men who were selected to hunt in early March in the Watchung Reservation and in Passaic River Park in Summit," said Union County Spokesperson Sebastian D'Elia. As scheduled, hunting occurred on five days, mornings and afternoons, D'Elia said. Though originally scheduled for Mondays only, the program was …