Barbour's Pond

Barbour's Pond
Barbour's Pond - November 11, 2013

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The greatest mistake ever made in wildlife management

In 2005 Audubon Magazine ran an article about the deer, hunters and wildlife management together destroy the ecosystem which the deer depend on. Check it out here Audubon and Deer Hunting

Deer and Forest Health

The deer herd on Garret Mountain depends on the survival of healthy forest, and a healthy forest depends upon the survival of deer. Scientists have been studying deer and their impact on forests for 50+ years. Read about results from nearby Pennsylvania by using this link Deer and Forest Health

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Parks closed for deer hunt

Passaic County officials have set Monday January 11 as the start date for a deer hunt on Garret Mountain in Woodland Park, formerly West Paterson. It begins in Rifle Camp Park Monday morning at sunrise. I believe both parks will be closed. Anyone coming to Garret to bird or walk in January and February should be prepared for park closings 2 days per week. This will be a bow hunt. Please stay out of the parks if they are closed to allow the hunters to cull this oversized herd. Passaic County Sheriff's Dept. will secure the parks for the hunt.

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Record editorial: Time for the hunt

The Record and Herald News ran an editorial supporting the deer hunt on Garret Mountain. Click here to read it all Editorial : Time for the hunt