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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Public Notice Regarding Bow Hunting on Public Properties in Princeton

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As part of Princeton’s 2022-2023 deer management program, and under the oversight of the Princeton Police Department, Princeton will allow a small group of volunteer recreational bow hunters to hunt deer by bow*on the below-listed publicly-owned properties located in Princeton.  Beginning on or about September 17, 2022, and ending no later than February 18, 2023, the following areas may be hunted, but solely by Princeton-approved bow hunters:

Fieldwood:    Approximately 25 acres located between Griggs Farm and Cherry Hill Road. Only two Princeton-approved bow hunters will be permitted to hunt on this property at any one time.

Woodfield Reservation:    Approximately 114 acres located between Drakes Corner Road and Old Great Road.  Only five Princeton-approved bow hunters will be permitted to hunt on this property at any one time.

Autumn Hill Reserve:    Approximately 72 acres located off of Herrontown Road.  Only five Princeton-approved bow hunters will be permitted to hunt on this property at any one time. 

Gulick Farm:     Approximately 28 acres located between Herrontown Road and Dodds Lane. Only two Princeton-approved bow hunters will be permitted to hunt on this property at any one time. 

Stony Brook/Quaker Rd.:    Approximately 20 acres located off of Quaker Road, between Route 206 and Mercer Street. Only two Princeton-approved bow hunters will be permitted to hunt on this property at any one time.

Stony Brook/Puritan Ct.:    Approximately 26 acres located between Puritan Court and Pretty Brook Road.  Only three Princeton-approved bow hunters will be permitted to hunt on this property at any one time.

Herrontown Woods Arboretum:    Approximately 25+ acres located off of Herrontown Road. Only five Princeton-approved bow hunters will be permitted to hunt on this property at any one time.

Mt. Lucas:    Approximately 24 acres located between Mt. Lucas Road and 206. Only five Princeton-approved bow hunters will be permitted to hunt on this property at any one time.

* Bow hunting includes the use of crossbows as well as regular bows.

Hunting is generally permitted every day starting one-half hour before sunrise and ending one-half hour after sunset, except for Saturdays, when no hunting is allowed between 10 am and 2 pm; and Sundays and Christmas Day, when no hunting whatsoever is allowed.  In addition, no hunting is allowed other than from an elevated stand, or within 20 yards of any road or trail, and no hunting is allowed with a firearm.

Warning signs will be posted at the entrances to each of the properties that will be hunted. All State and local regulations pertaining to parks and to hunting will remain in full force and effect and will be enforced by the Princeton Police Department. Any violation of these regulations will be grounds for terminating all hunting activities.

Anyone with questions or concerns should contact either the Princeton Clerk’s office at (609) 924-5704 or the Chief of Police at (609) 921-2100.

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