Deer Management

The Office of the Duke Forest would like to announce that the 14th annual deer herd reduction program on the Duke Forest Teaching and Research Laboratory will commence on Monday, September 27, 2021 and end on Friday, December 17, 2021. 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 program will be suspended and the Forest open for recreational use on Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday, November 25th and 26th.

Please refer to the 2021 Deer Management Notice and our Wildlife Management page for more information about why this annual program is so important.


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