PARK COMMISSION TO IMPLEMENT COMMUNITY BASED DEER MANAGEMENT 

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PARK COMMISSION TO IMPLEMENT COMMUNITY 

BASED DEER MANAGEMENT 

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP – The Mercer County Park Commission has been approved for a Community Based Deer management permit from the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. The Community Based Deer Management (CBDM) permit allows for additional opportunities to improve forest understory and the overall ecological condition of natural areas through deer reductions beyond standard state hunting regulations.  Reducing deer overpopulation also improves public safety by reducing deer-vehicle collisions.

The additional measures permitted in the CBDM program will allow a professional culling firm to perform management activities during an extended season through March 31 at Baldpate Mountain and select regions of Mercer Meadows in Hopewell Township.  Management activities approved in the Park…

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