Poll: Essex County Deer Hunt
Do you think the county should continue the annual hunt?
The hunt has begun. The sixth year of Essex County's deer management program started Tuesday and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays until Feb. 7.
Hunting will take place at South Mountain Reservation in South Orange on Thursday, and Jan. 29 in the afternoon only.
In addition, hunters will be allowed to track trails in the Hilltop Reservation and the old Essex County Hospital Center site in the mornings and afternoons on Jan 31, as well as on Feb. 5 and 7.
The hunt has been scaled back this year. The program has been reduced from 24 hunting sessions in 12 days in 2012 to nine sessions in six days this year.
During the deer hunt, the reservations and Fairview Avenue in Cedar Grove will be closed.
The following county recreational areas will remain open:
- Turtle Back Zoo
- Codey Arena
- The Park N Ride
- McLoone's Boathouse.
For more information, call 973-621-4400.