Wednesday, March 25, 2009

NEW JERSEY NEWS: Morris Township Cull Nets 178 Deer

Volunteer hunters killed 178 deer during a recently completed herd-thinning program held in a northern New Jersey town.

Morris Township officials wouldn't disclose the specific locations where the hunts were held, saying only that they occurred in open fields and near residential areas. They say no problems were reported.

The culling, which took place between November and February, was done by 25 volunteers armed with bows and arrows. Township officials told The Daily Record of Parsippany that 150 of the deer were female _ including 14 fawns _ and 28 were male.

This was the fourth year that hunts were staged in the township, which has always used volunteers.

Source: Newsday

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