Hunters will be in the parks from 5:00 a.m. until after dark, but shooting may occur only during daylight hours through Feb. 4.
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Friday, January 4
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Union County. The Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal has released details of its annual Deer Management Program, which will take place in Lenape Park, the Watchung Reservation and Passaic River Park beginning Monday morning, January 7. The Watchung Reservation spans almost 2,000 acres in Springfield, Mountainside, Scotch Plains, Summit, Berkeley Heights and Watchung. Lenape Park covers more than 400 acres of land in Cranford, Kenilworth, Union, Springfield and Westfield. Passaic River Park runs along the border with Morris County in Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit. The Union County Deer Management Program will operate on Mondays from Jan. 7 to Feb. 4. In …
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal has released details of its annual Deer Management Program, which for the first time will tackle the problem of deer overpopulation in Lenape Park. On the first day of the hunt, which began Jan. 9, eight hunters have already removed 22 white-tailed deer from the county park. This program will continue next week on Wednesday, Jan. 18, due to the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. Since 1995, marksmen in the County of Union’s state-approved deer management program have reduced the population of white-tailed deer in the Watchung Reservation substantially. Last year, that effort was expanded to remove deer from portions of Passaic River Park in Summit. Union County has…