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Let the hunt begin. The sixth year of Essex County's deer management program will begin Tuesday, Jan. 22. The hunt will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays until Feb. 7. Hunting will take place at South Mountain Reservation today and 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, and Feb. 5 and 7. The hunt has also 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. Open/Closed During the deer hunt, the reservations and Fairview Avenue in Cedar Grove will be closed. The following …
Here's what you need to know during county's three-week deer culling program.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Deer hunting is scheduled to begin at Hilltop and Eagle Rock reservations Thursday as part of Essex County’s fifth annual deer management program. County-approved volunteer hunters will be in the Hilltop, a 284-acre parcel that spans Cedar Grove, Verona, Caldwell and North Caldwell, and at the 408-acre Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Feb. 2 through Feb. 23 during daylight hours. Both reservations will be closed during the hunt. The Essex County Sheriff's Office has reported the following road closures during the period of the hunt on Tuesdays and Thursdays from midnight to 10 p.m. Near Hilltop Reservation, Fairview Avenue, from Myrtle Avenue to Durrell Street, will be closed. All roadways within Eagle…