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Essex County Executive Joe DiVicenzo Releases 2013 Deer Management Results

By CYNTHIA CUMMING

February 13, 2013 at 6:23 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo announced at a Press Conference today at Turtleback Zoo the results of the Deer Management Program:

South Mountain Reservation

Tuesday, January 22:

Deer: 16

Unborn Deer: 6

Total: 22

Thursday, January 24

Deer: 9

Unborn Deer: 4

Total: 13

Tuesday, January 29

Deer: 18

Unborn Deer: 9

Total: 27

South Mountain Total

Deer: 43

Unborn Deer: 19

Total: 62

Hilltop Reservation

Thursday, January 31

Deer: 26

Unborn Deer: 10

Total: 36

Tuesday, February 5

Deer: 21

Unborn Deer: 8

Total: 29

Thursday, February 7

Deer: 14

Unborn Deer: 11

Total: 25

Hilltop Total

Deer: 61

Unborn Deer: 29

Total: 90

Grand Total

Deer: 104

Unborn Deer: 48

Total: 152

No deer were hunted in Eagle Rock Reservation this year.  These numbers represent a drop from 274 deer (175 deer and 99 unborn deer) removed in 2012. South Mountain Reservation is located in Maplewood, Millburn and West Orange, and Hilltop Reservation is in Cedar Grove, North Caldwell and Verona.

The Deer Management Program is conducted to keep the deer population under control, sustain the ecology of the reservations, and protect drivers.

For more information on the Deer Management Program, go to:

http://thealternativepress.com/towns/west-orange/articles/no-deer-hunting-in-eagle-rock-reservation-this-ye