Hilltop Deer Hunt Called Off Today


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MyVeronaNJ-Deer2010Essex County has let us know that, because of the snow, it has canceled hunting at Eagle Rock Reservation and the Hilltop Reservation today as part of its program to reduce the deer population at both parks.

This means that Fairview Avenue will be open to traffic as usual and that the parks will be open to recreation. As we’ve told you before, the West Essex Trail that skirts the eastern edge of the Hilltop is an excellent place for cross-country skiing.

The deer cull program at Eagle Rock and Hilltop resumes on Tuesday, February 16.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


  1. I hiked through Hilltop Reservation today and was dismayed to run across a severely wounded deer. It is sad that these hunters are not more professional.If you shoot a deer with an arrow it can’t be that difficult to track its foot prints in the snow and kill it humanely so there is no needles suffering.


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