Should deer hunting be permitted in the Blue Hills?

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Blue Hills State Reservation Draft Deer Management Plan public meetings will take place as follows:

Thursday, September 24, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Ponkapoag Golf Course – 2167 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Blue Hills Trailside Museum – 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA 02186

Thursday, October 1, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Lincoln-Hancock Elementary School Auditorium – 300 Granite Street, Quincy, MA 02169

At these public meetings, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game will present, and solicit public input on, a Draft Deer Management Plan for the Blue Hills State Reservation.

Please visit www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dcr/news/public-meetings/materials/parklands/2015-deer-notice.pdf to view the meeting notice and www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/public-outreach/public-meetings to view the Draft Management Plan. The presentation made at the public meetings will be available on September 25 using the same link.

Do you have comments you wish to submit on the draft plan?

Please visit www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/public-outreach/submit-public-comments or write to the DCR Office of Public Outreach, 251 Causeway Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02114. The deadline for comments is Friday, October 2.

If you have questions about the public meeting, please email DCR; [email protected].

If you have questions, concerns, or would like to be added to an email list to receive DCR project-specific or general announcements, email
[email protected] or call 617-626-4973.

Please follow us on Twitter @MassDCR!

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request by emailing Agatha Summons-McGuire at [email protected] or by calling her at 617-626-1282. Please provide Ms. McGuire with a description of the accommodation you will need, including as much detail as you can, as well as information on how she can contact you if more information is needed. Please allow at least one week (7 days) advance notice to Ms. McGuire of a need for reasonable accommodations; last-minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. To request materials in accessible formats (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), please also contact Ms. McGuire.

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