Deer Management

September 25 – December 15, 2023

The Office of the Duke Forest would like to announce that the 16th annual deer herd reduction program on the Duke Forest Teaching and Research Laboratory will commence on Monday, September 25, 2023 and end on Friday, December 15, 2023. During this time, the Durham, Korstian, and Blackwood Divisions will be closed to public access and for all recreation Monday through Friday. Saturdays and Sundays will be open for normal use.

The program will be suspended and the Forest open for recreational use on Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday, November 23rd and 24th.

Please refer to the 2023 Deer Management Notice and our Wildlife Management page for more information about why this annual program is so important.


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