2020 – 2021 Union County Deer Management Program
The County of Union will conduct a deer management program in this park to prevent the destruction of native park vegetation, minimize damage to residential landscaping, and reduce deer-related motor vehicle accidents. Most parks will not be closed during hunting. Park users should stay on paths or trails. Pets should always be on leash. Some venison generated by this program will be distributed to the needy through New Jersey food banks.
In areas where there is bow hunting, carefully selected hunters will be stationed in elevated tree stands. Hunting will occur during daylight hours only. Any evidence of hunting being conducted on other dates or after dark should be reported immediately to Union County Police at 908-654-9800.
Winter Bow Hunting will occur Jan 1 through Feb 19th .
In the Watchung Reservation, hunting is on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays only.
Winter Bow will also be conducted Weekdays in Cedar Brook Park, Green Brook Park, Lenape Park, Ashbrook Reservation, Oak Ridge Park, Passaic River Park , Hawk Rise Sanctuary and Linden Municipal Landfill, Elizabeth River Parks, Nomahegan Park, Galloping Hill Golf Course, Hidden Valley and Rahway River Parks(Clark and Springfield), Westfield County and Municipal Properties
and Cushing Ave Retention Basin.

Winter Bow Season

(36 days), January 1 – February 19, 2021; Monday through Friday

Cedar Brook Park

Green Brook Park

Lenape Park

Ash Brook Reservation

Oak Ridge Park

Passaic River Park

Hawk Rise Sanctuary and Linden Municipal Landfill

Watchung Reservation – (21 days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday only)

Elizabeth River Park

Nomahegan Park

Galloping Hill Golf Course

Reeves Reed Arboretum

Hidden Valley Park

Linden Airport

Rahway River Parkway (Springfield and Clark)

Westfield County & Municipal properties

Cushing Ave Retention Basin

Comment Form

Contact Information
Phone Number: 908-527-4900 |
For comments, we suggest you use the form above and your comments will be directed to Park directors.

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