Date: 3/21/18 8:48 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Proposed 2 week extension of archery deer season - hearing rescheduled to 4/10
Of interest to birders

Extended archery season proposed in zones 10-14

A public hearing to extend the archery deer season in eastern
Massachusetts will be held April 10, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the MassWildlife
Field Headquarters (1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA). The proposal
is to open the archery deer season two weeks early in Wildlife
Management Zones 10-14. To read the proposed regulatory language, please
click here.
<> The
current archery deer season opens across the state six weeks before
Thanksgiving and closes the Saturday after the holiday. The proposed
change opens the archery deer season in WMZs 10-14 eight weeks before
Thanksgiving. In WMZs 1-9, the archery deer season would remain the
same, opening six weeks before Thanksgiving. The proposed season change
will increase hunting opportunities in a region where deer numbers are
above management range goals. No changes were recommended for WMZs 1-9;
deer numbers in those zones are within management range goals.

For more information, go to:

Barbara Volkle
Northborough, MA

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