Deer Management

The Office of the Duke Forest would like to announce that our 12th annual deer herd reduction program will commence on September 23rd and end on December 13th, 2019.  During this time, the Durham, Korstian, and Blackwood Divisions are closed to public access and for all recreation Monday through Friday.  Saturdays and Sundays are open for normal use.

The Forest will be open for recreational use on Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday. Deer herd reduction hunting will be suspended.

Please refer to the 2019 Deer Management Notice and our page about Wildlife Management for more information.

Looking for alternate places to hike/run during our DMAP program? Click Here.

Please find results from the 2018 deer herd reduction program here: 2018 Deer Herd Reduction – Season Summary.

Forest Closed Sign

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