Deer hunting thins the herds in county park
But outside boundaries of Lewis Morris, white-tailed population thrives, study shows
Sunday, June 19, 2005
BY LAWRENCE RAGONESE
Almost a decade of hunting has dramatically cut the number of deer in Lewis Morris County Park in Morris, Mendham and Harding townships, according to an aerial study done this spring.
The study also shows the county park is an oasis of tranquillity in a sea of deer.
The white-tailed population in residential areas outside park boundaries remains huge, according to the study done by the Morris County Park Commission and Morris Township.