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Park Commission to conduct deer management program at Mercer Meadows

Post Date:10/06/2017 2:38 PM
HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. — The Mercer County Park Commission will conduct a deer management program at Mercer Meadows from Dec. 4, 2017, through Feb. 17, 2018. The Mercer Meadows Deer Management Program is open only to participants who have applied and been accepted to the program.

Mercer Meadows will be open to hunting on a limited number of days during both the Permit Bow and Winter Bow seasons, and will remain open to the public during the program. Hunting will take place Monday through Saturday, from 30 minutes prior to sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset, with no hunting taking place on Dec. 25. Entrances to the park will be posted with bright yellow signs to notify park users of the hunting program. The Park Commission is asking park users to kindly keep their recreating to the finished gravel paths, the Lawrence Hopewell Trail and Maidenhead Trail.

The Park Commission will conduct a Pilot Hunt in Curlis Woods. Maps of the hunting boundaries are available on the Park Commission website.

The deer management program complies with all hunting regulations set by the State; in addition, the Park Commission has adopted County rules for the program. All hunting must be done from an elevated tree stand; hunters are not permitted to hunt from the ground. There is no shooting across park trails.

Interested parties should visit or call (609) 303-0706 for program rules and regulations, application and zone maps. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis starting Monday, Oct. 16, in person or via mail at the Historic Hunt House 197 Blackwell Road, Pennington N.J. 08534. Applications must be received by Friday, Nov. 3.
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