Blue Hills, State planning second Blue Hills deer hunt June 29, 2016, Massachusetts,

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Blue Hills, State planning second Blue Hills deer hunt June 29, 2016, Massachusetts, The Patriot Ledger
... the state has proposed a second hunt later this year that includes more days, more acres and hunters wielding both bow and arrows and shotguns... The proposal would allow 117 shotgun hunters and 23 archery hunters during each two-day segment – or 140 hunters for each segment and 420 total.
     State wants to expand Blue Hills deer hunt June 29, 2016 Massachusetts,WCVB Boston
... Geri Matteson of Quincy, who hikes the Blue Hills regularly, said on Tuesday that she thinks the 2013 study used by the state overestimates the deer population.  “I’ve been hiking every day since the hunt, and I haven’t seen a single deer,” ...
     PUBLIC MEETING: Blue Hills State Reservation, 2015 Deer Management Program Overview & Report
     At these public meetings, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game (DFW) will provide an overview of outcomes from the 2015 Deer Management Program and provide information on the proposed Deer Management Plan for 2016. 
     DCR and DFW have issued a report regarding the 2015 Deer Management Program. The report provides details regarding the logistics, operations, and harvest results of last year’s controlled hunt. The full report can be viewed here ... Anyone wishing to submit written comments on the draft 2016 Blue Hills Deer Management Plan, please visit by August 5 ...

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