Deer Carcass Management - Traffic Hazard Remediation

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Deer Carcass Management Program Hotline


The County Deer Carcass Management Program removes dead deer within the right of way on County Routes and Roadways creating a traffic hazard. These traffic hazards should be reported by calling (609) 530-7510. The reported hazard will be removed by a County contractor by the next business day. 

Please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Your Name and Phone Number
  • Town where the carcass is located
  • County Route Number and Name
  • Nearest Distinctive Landmark to carcass for allow for exact navigation and retrieval

Please refer to our County Routes and Roadways webpage to identify the County-maintained roadways within each of our 12 municipalities. 

Carcasses of domestic animals or smaller wildlife do not pose a traffic hazard and do not need to be reported.

Deer on Local Roadways

If the deer carcass traffic hazard is located on a local roadway, residents or drivers must notify the proper Municipal Public Works Department. Please refer to the list below:

Municipal Public Works Departments

  • East Windsor Township (609) 443‐4000, ext. 215
  • Ewing Township (609) 882‐2382
  • Hamilton Township (609) 526‐0311
  • Hightstown Borough (609) 490‐5115
  • Hopewell Borough (609) 466‐0168
  • Hopewell Township  (609) 737‐0799
  • Pennington Borough (609) 737‐9440
  • Princeton (609) 688‐2566
  • Robbinsville Township (609) 259‐0422
  • West Windsor Township (609) 799‐8370
  • City of Trenton (609) 989‐3151

Deer on State Highways

To report a deer carcass traffic hazard on a State Highway or Interstate, please contact the State of New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) by calling (609) 588-6212.

Accidents Involving Deer

If a driver is involved in an accident involving a deer, please call the police department of the municipality where the accident took place as soon as possible. Please refer to the list below:

Municipal Police Departments

  • East Windsor Township 609-448-5678
  • Ewing Township 609-882-1313
  • Hamilton Township 609-581-4000
  • Hightstown Borough 609-448-1234
  • Hopewell Borough 609-737-3100
  • Hopewell Township 609-737-3100
  • Lawrence Township 609-896-0225
  • Pennington Borough 609-737-2020
  • Princeton 609-921-2100
  • Robbinsville Township 609-259-3900
  • West Windsor Township 609-799-1222

More Information