Massachusetts Quabbin Deer Hunt Apps Due Aug. 15

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Applications for the 2009 Quabbin Controlled Deer Hunt are available on the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) web page, http://www.mass.gov/dcr/watersupply/watershed/hunt.htm. Water Supply Division staff remind prospective applicants that regardless of the type of firearm used, all applicants must have a valid FID card to be eligible to apply for this hunting opportunity. All applications must be postmarked by August 15 or hand-delivered to the Quabbin Visitor's Center by 4:00 P.M. on that date to qualify for the permit selection process.

Hunters may obtain hard-copy applications at DCR administrative and field offices at the Quabbin and Wachusett Reservoirs and their Boston office at 251 Causeway Street. Applications will be available from MassWildlife offices in Boston, Westborough, and from District Offices.

Obtain applications through the mail by sending a self-addressed, stamped, business-sized envelope to: Quabbin Visitor Center, 485 Ware Road, Belchertown, MA, 01007. The Quabbin Controlled Deer Hunt will occur during the statewide deer shotgun season in four areas of the Quabbin Reservation: Pelham and Prescott, on December 3 - 4, and Hardwick and Petersham, on December 10 - 11. Approximately 1,100 permits will be drawn based upon hunters' license numbers on September 9th. Successful applicants will receive written notification from the DCR by early October.