The application period for deer hunters who would like to hunt in the Hopewell Township Deer Management Program is now open.
Hopewell Township will be accepting individual permit applications for the Township’s municipal Deer Management program for the 2022-23 hunting season through May 13. All applicants must be fourteen (14) years or older, have a valid New Jersey hunting license, and must maintain $1 Million general liability insurance for the entire hunting season. Confirmation of insurance is required. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee. Please note there are a limited number of open hunting spots available. Available spots will be filled by a lottery process and successful applicants will be notified. Once notified, successful applicants are required to participate in a hunter orientation safety course and pay an additional $70 to receive their hunting and parking permits. Permits will be valid for the entire 2022-23 white tail deer hunting season.
Licensed hunters who are interested in participating in the program should visit the Deer Management webpage for an application form and for parcel location maps. The maps include information on maximum number of hunters for each parcel, and permitted sporting arms, rules, and regulations. Paper copies of these applications are available in the township’s municipal building lobby. All applications and required documents must be submitted in person by the applicant to the Hopewell Township Police Department, 201 Washington Crossing–Pennington Rd, Titusville, NJ 08650, by Friday, May 13 at 4pm. Applications will be accepted from 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday. Only completed applications that include required documents will be processed. For any questions, please email Deer Management.
If you were a participant in the 2021-2022 program, be sure you have reported all your harvests to the Township and don’t forget to complete your end of year survey at www.hopewelltwp.org/EOYDeerSurvey21-22.