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Looking for some advice and help

I just moved to Massachusetts, Hopkinton to be exact and I am looking for some advice on where I can hunt deer when shotgun season opens in December? Hopkinton is about 1/2 hour west of Boston. Any public land or private land would be great. I love the sport but need some help.

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Location: Western MA
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Looking for some advice and help

How far you willing to drive? i know a ton of spots in western mass. Also you might try the mass wildlife website. they have a list of all the WMA areas that are open to the public. not sure how crowded they would be out that way but here in western mass they are not that bad. Let me know if you want some spots in western mass

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Location: New Hampshire
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Mass deer hunting

First of all let me give my condolences on your move to Mass, better known as the peoples republic of massholes and taxachusetts. No offense meant to the citizens of the commonwealth, just the commie government in Boston. I grew up in Colrain and had many great Falls hunting deer back then.
Anyway, in western Massachusetts Colrain always was the hot spot. Try around Elm Grove, cross the old iron bridge and follow the older dirt road on the left up to the apple orchard, about 2 miles.
Christian Hill is another look see, there is a state forest up there on top of the mountain and used to be plenty of deer and bear. Both these locations are off rt.112 headed to the Vermont line. Other towns worth checking out include Rowe and Heath. if you have Google Earth these locations will be easy to find and may lead to other ventures by your own research. There are many motels and cabins along the Mohawk trail (Rt. 2)starting just outside of Greenfield, as well as in Shelburn Falls and Charlamont. This area is an interesting location to visit as it is full of American history.
Best of luck!

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Location: Western MA
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Looking for some advice and help

just so you know that apple orchard you are talking about no long exist, I grew up in Colrain and now have returned, i live on Wilson hill road now. Best of luck to both of you

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Thanks for the response fellas!

jcanaday495.
I would love some spots in Western Mass. I have been on the Mass wildlife site to look at the WMA's but not sure which of them are heavily pressured and which ones are not. Any advice on which WMA is better than others?

aloft52
How far is Colrain/Elm grove or Christian hill from Hopkinton Mass anyway? Would love to get up there as well. Are these WMA's or private not posted land?

Thanks again for the insight!

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Location: Western MA
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Looking for some advice and help

send me a private message if you didn't get the one i sent to you i will hook you up with some spots. Although the east part of the state might be better, deer densities are higher out that way

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Location: New Hampshire
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Re: Thanks for the response fellas!

aloft52
How far is Colrain/Elm grove or Christian hill from Hopkinton Mass anyway? Would love to get up there as well. Are these WMA's or private not posted land?

Thanks again for the insight!

These towns are in the very North west corner of Massachusetts on the Vermont border. There are many places you have to be careful not to cross over the line into the next state, ( New York is just to the west as well). I remember one day when I was a youth I shot a nice fork horn and later discovered I was a hundred yards over the Vermont line.
From where you are it about 2 hours, depending on your driving habits. That is why I mentioned the motels and cabins along the way, it is a multiple day hunt. You should get in touch with Jcanadsy 495 as he still lives up there and is aware of current events out that way. I am stuck here on the New Hampshire seacoast.
Good luck!

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