Massachusetts Hunting News

Massachusetts Turkey Hatch Poor This Year
Turkey brood survey reports were tabulated in early October by Jim Cardoza, recently retired MassWildlife Turkey Project Leader. Brood surveys are one way biologists assess the number of young that are recruited (added) into the population.
Massachusetts Archery Deer Season Ends Nov. 21st
Archers hunting deer in Massachusetts are reminded that the closing date for the archery season is Saturday, November 21, 2009.
Massachusetts Hunters Still Have Chance at Antlerless Deer
Antlerless deer permit notification cards were mailed to deer hunters in mid-August. All applicants selected for their Wildlife Management Zone (WMZ) of choice were notified of their permit with a yellow postcard.
Massachusetts Antlerless Deer Drawing Results Available
The Antlerless Deer Permit Drawing took place on July 30, 2009 at the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club, Sturbridge. Results from the drawing are posted.
Massachusetts Quabbin Deer Hunt Apps Due Aug. 15
Applications for the 2009 Quabbin Controlled Deer Hunt are available on the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) web page.
Massachusetts Antlerless Deer Apps Due July 16th
Deer hunters, don't wait in line; apply on time! Deer hunters are reminded that in order to take antlerless deer during any deer hunting season, they must possess an antlerless deer permit. The July 16 antlerless deer permit application deadline is fast approaching.
Massachusetts Preliminary Deer and Bear Numbers Released
A preliminary total of 11,206 deer were taken during the 2008 deer seasons. Some check stations results have yet to be compiled.
Massachusetts Archery Deer Season Closes Nov 22
Archers hunting deer in Massachusetts are reminded that the closing date for the archery season is Saturday, November 22, 2008.
Massachusetts Remaining Deer Apps on Sale Oct. 6th
Deer hunters are reminded that antlerless deer permit sales will begin October 6, 2008, for surplus permits remaining in Wildlife Management Zones (WMZs) 10, 11, 13, and 14.
Massachusetts Military Reservation Deer Hunts
Deer hunters who want to hunt at the Massachusetts Military Reservation (also referred to as the MMR, Camp Edwards or Otis Air Force Base), on Cape Cod, must pre-register with the MassWildlife Southeast Wildlife District Office in Bourne by November 1.