New Jersey Population and Management Archive - New Jersey

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New Jersey Deer Population and Management Archive

Annual Reported Deer Hunt

Data

1918: 365

1966: 9,846 p. 13

1972: 11,021

1973: 11,318

1974: 13,146

1975: 12,688

1976: 13,018

1977: 14,419

1978: 15,818

1979: 16,106

1980: 21,191

1981: 22,137

1982: 23,745

1983: 23,319

1984: 25,619

1985: 29,392

1986: 33,777

1987: 39,228

1988: 45,900

1989: 48,526

1990: 48,222

1991: 45,416

1992: 47,675

1993: 49,942

1994: 51,442

1995: 59,769

1996: 56,704

1997: 59,511

1998: 60,014

1999: 75,398

2000: 77,444

2001: 69,970

2002: 63,031

2003: 69,456

2004: 58,564

2005: 59,657

2006: 56,673

2007: 47,017

2008: 53,260

2009: 52,784

2010: 54,404

2011: 50,109

2012: 49,942

2013: 51,596

2014: 52,704

2015: 41,439

2016: 49,246

2017: 48,545

2018: 50,861

2019: 45,650

2020: 54,980


New Jersey Deer Harvest Data


Hunt History


Data 72 to 2020

A List of Articles in the Archive

2020

Our complicated relationship with deer September 30, 2020 New Jersey

2019

Jan. 23, 1919, Total of 365 Deer killed in 1918 January 20, 2019 New Jersey

2018

Historic Deer Population, Wildlife official issues deer caution during peak mating season October 17, 2018 New Jersey

New Jersey 2017–18 Deer Harvest Summaries

The 13 NJ counties that clean up the most dead deer November 27, 2018 New Jersey

2017

New Jersey Deer Population, November 30, 2017

New Jersey Summary of Deer Harvested by Season and Year 1972-73 Through 2016-17

November 30, 2017

When it comes to bears, NJ isn't Montana October 22, 2017 New Jersey

2016

Coyotes in New Jersey: Imported or immigrants? June 2, 2016

Deer population is down, but rutting season still dangerous to drivers October 9, 2016 New Jersey,

Wallkill River Wildlife Refuge to increase opportunities for hunters March 4, 2016 New Jersey

2015

Deer debate: N.J. lawmakers argue over hunting farms February 1, 2015 New Jersey

Deer farm legislation ... February 3, 2015 New Jersey

Deer pose danger for New Jersey drivers December 8, 2015

Misunderstanding about Deer May 14, 2015 New Jersey

New Jersey deer population becoming more active March 30, 2015 New Jersey

New Jersey environmentalists who oppose Sunday hunting ask top lawmakers to vote 'no' February 4, 2015

Opening day best for deer, bear hunters December 6, 2015 New Jersey,

Possible Coyote Attack on Deer in Nearby Scotch Plains; Experts Advise Caution, Not Panic May 9, 2015 New Jersey

Preliminary 2015 deer harvest statistics February 14, 2015 New Jersey

Pro-hunting special interests January 13, 2015 New Jersey,

Senate committee releases controversial hunting bills January 12, 2015 New Jersey

2014

Bill would allow N.J. hunters to sell deer meat November 11, 2014 New Jersey

Don't lift ban on commercial deer hunting November 18, 2014 New Jerse

Fish & Game Council concerned about geese and deer population April 15, 2014 New Jersey

Look out for more aggressive deer-hunting policies March 18, 2014 New Jersey

NJ ban on commercial deer hunting likely to stay in place November 21, 2014 New Jersey

State’s hunting survey compromised August 30, 2014 New Jersey

Weather adds to harsh conditions for deer March 8, 2014 New Jersey

2013

Bowhunters have large deer harvest November 23, 2013 New Jersey

Bowhunting results, Merrill Creek Reservoir still a gem June 1, 2013 New Yersey

Committeeman wants to allow 'deer driving' and extra days for hunters February 14, 2013 New Jersey

Deer season tally uncertain but may be down December 11, 2013 New Jersey

First fall deer season to start Saturday September 8, 2013 New Jersey

Hunting too often inhumane, useless November 11, 2013 New Jersey

Leaving deer herds alone allows numbers to dwindle December 6, 2013 New Jersey

Letter filled with incorrect information; leave the dear alone November 23, 2013 New Jersey

Opportunity narrows for the deer and bear hunters December 7, 2013 New Jersey

Say no to farmed deer and canned hunting May 6, 2013 New Jersey

Very low deer kill this year due to weather during 6 day? December 13, 2013 New Jersey

2012

CSI Corson's: On the Trail of Poachers at the State Park January 14, 2012 New Jersey

Deer baiting harms forests October 11, 2012 New Jersey

Deer season opens Saturday with bow hunting September 1, 2012, New Jersey

Logging bill is about hunting June 23, 2012 New Jersey

The deer feeding ban October 13, 2012 New Jersey

2011

Animal Activists: Proposed Bill Would Expand Deer Killing October 14, 2011 New Jersey

N.J. deer face down death from every direction November 25, 2011 New Jersey

Need permanent methods of deer control September 13, 2011 New Jersey

NJ Legislature pushes bills to allow logging on state-owned lands December 12, 2011

State expands antler point restriction program for hunters September 25, 2011 New Jersey

The downside of hunting deer December 7, 2011 New Jersey

West Milford: Group to see if deer fence is working July 22, 2011 New Jersey

2016-2017 NJ Deer kill numbers are out May 12, 2017 New Jersey, njwoodsandwater.com

Can't we co-exist peacefully with wildlife? August 20, 2010 New Jersey

Essex to build enclosures on Eagle Rock Reservation to keep deer at bay August 10, 2010 New Jersey

Lewis Morris Park struggles to restore forest habitat September 29, 2012 New Jersey

Miles-long deer fence draws criticism November 20, 2010 New Jersey