Controlled deer shotgun hunt to take place December 3 and 5 in Blue Hills

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Controlled deer shotgun hunt to take place December 3 and 5 in Blue Hills

As was done in the last four years, DCR and MassWildlife will implement a controlled shotgun hunt during the annual shotgun season in 2019. This year, the shotgun hunt will be reduced from four days to two days. Furthermore, archery hunting will not be permitted during these two days of hunting.

The timeframe for the 2019 controlled shotgun hunt will be during the annual shotgun season in early December. Although the shotgun season in Massachusetts lasts approximately two weeks, the 2019 controlled hunt will feature only two (2) days of hunting on the following days:

  • Tuesday, December 3rd
  • Thursday, December 5th

During this two-day hunt, participants will be allowed to use shotguns with slugs only. Buckshot will be prohibited from use in the Blue Hills. No archery hunting will be allowed during these two days of hunting.

DCR encourages anyone using the reservation during this time to wear blaze orange or brightly colored clothing.

For more information, visit: https://www.mass.gov/guides/blue-hills-deer-management-program

View the 2019 Deer management plan.

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