Parks system opens deer hunting in five Monmouth County parks

A deer hunt is underway in five Monmouth County parks Monday.

The Monmouth County Parks System has opened bow hunting in five parks that have never been hunted before. Officials say the hunt is because the deer population is getting so out of hand that the animals are destroying the forests. Officials also say some deer herds will feast on the forests until they are barren.

The parks system says hunters must have the proper permits for bow hunting. They also require all hunters to be at least six feet off the ground and strapped to a tree in a tree stand. This forces the hunter to shoot down at their target and to minimized the danger to other hunters.

Only parts of the five parks, away from the general public, were opened for hunting.

Related link:Monmouth County Park System

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