(Courtesy of Jim Fawns.)

Hopewell Township will be accepting individual permit applications for the township’s municipal deer management program for the 2017-2018 hunting season beginning June 14.

All applicants must be 14 years or older, have a valid New Jersey hunting license, and must show proof of and maintain $1 million general liability insurance for the entire hunting season. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee.

There are a limited number of open hunting spots available due to returning grandfathered hunters. Open permitted spots will be filled by lottery process. 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 2018-19 white tail deer hunting season.

Licensed hunters who are interested in participating in the program should visit Hopewell’s website on June 14 for an application form, parcel location maps showing maximum number of hunters, and permitted sporting arms, rules and regulations, township ordinance for Deer Management. Paper copies of these applications will be 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 Road, Titusville. Applications will only be accepted from 9 a.m to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The application deadline is Friday, July 13. Only completed applications will be processed.