Essex County culls deer population at South Mountain Reservation due to overpopulation

Officials are culling the over-populated deer herd at

Officials are culling the over-populated deer herd at the South Mountain Reservation in Essex County. (January 16, 2014 6:47 PM)

Officials are culling the over-populated deer herd at the South Mountain Reservation in Essex County.

Sharpshooters will be firing in a specific area, which will be closed to the public for safety.

This the seventh year the county has culled its deer population.

Officials say the animals are eating so much vegetation that they're chasing out other wildlife, and they are also concerned...

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