Tuesday, January 04, 2011

NEW JERSEY NEWS: Union County to Reduce Deer Population

Union County has allowed 8 hunters to reduce the deer population in the Ash Brook reservation by 60 animals.
The hunt targets the white-tailed deer population, which county officials say is over-browsing forests in the park, damaging the landscaping of private homes in the area, spreading Lyme disease and leading to some car accidents.

The county estimates there are 140 to 150 deer on the 1.75-square-mile reservation, a number they would like to reduce to 35 but anticipate falling short because there aren’t enough hunters and the season is too short.

Source: NJ.com

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