Massachusetts Deer Population and Management Archive - Massachusetts

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Annual Reported Deer Hunt

1966 to 2006

1910: 1,362

...

1966: 3,404

1976: 2,712

1980: 3,494

1981: 5,011

1982: 4.002

1983: 4,525

1984: 4,468

1985: 5,289

1986: 5,612

1987: 5,596

1988: 5,427

1989: 6,708

1990: 6,890

1991: 10,038

1992: 10,040

1993: 8,345

1994: 9,123

1995: 11,343

1996: 8,843

1997: 10.578

1998: 9,433

1999: 9,634

2000: 11,266

2001: 9,930

2002: 12,417

2003: 12,025

2004: 12,266

2005: 12,060

2006: 10,596

2007: 11,576

2008: 11,217

2009: 10,381

2010: 10,851

2011: 11,081

2012: 10,938

2013: 11,566

2014: 11,271

2015: 10,102

2016: 12,249

2017: 13,220

2018: 14,551

2019: 13,920

2020: 14,766


Data Source


2021

Massachusetts 2020 Deer Hunt February 3, 2021

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2019

Antlerless deer permit allocations will be increased June 30, 2019 Massachusetts

Massachusetts hunters set state record for most deer killed in 2018 February 5, 2019

2018

53 deer taken from Wachusett Reservoir area in first hunt in decades December 8, 2018 Massachusetts

Blue Hills, DCR Approves 2018 Deer Management Plan for Blue Hills State Reservation August 30, 2018 Massachusetts

DCR Approves 2018 Deer Management Plan for Blue Hills State Reservation August 30, 2018 Massachusetts

Deer herd has healthy numbers across New England December 26, 2018

Ipswich River sanctuary gives OK to deer hunting October 3 2018 Massachusetts

Mass. has record deer harvest in 2017 February 5, 2018 Massachusetts

State says 2017 deer harvest was the largest on record February 4, 2018 Massachusetts

2017

Blue Hills State Reservation Proposed 2017 Deer Management Plan August 9, 2017 Massachusetts

Blue Hills, Annual Blue Hills deer hunt kills 67 animals December 19, 2017 Massachusetts

Blue Hills, State to hold public meeting on Blue Hills deer hunt August 15, 2017 Massachusetts

Coyote population saturates Massachusetts December 1, 2017

Hunters see fewer deer in areas hard-hit by gypsy moths December 1, 2017 Massachusetts

Shotgun deer hunting season opens Monday November 25, 2017 Massachusetts

The battle aqainst bloodsuckers begins July 23, 2017 Massachusetts

2016

Archers ready for peak of the rut November 10, 2016 Massachusetts

Blue Hills, Deer management program approved for this fall October 9, 2016 Massachusetts

Blue Hills, State Officials Approve 2016 Deer Management Plan for Blue Hills State Reservation October 6, 2016 Massachusetts

Coyotes are everywhere, but easily scared December 21, 2016 Massachusetts

Coyotes are everywhere, but easily scared December 21, 2016 Massachusetts

Deer numbers in for Massachusetts February 7, 2016

Harvest time February 11, 2016 Massachusetts,

MassWildlife has much to celebrate February 25, 2016 Massachusetts

Mother Nature tough on deer population March 30, 2016 Massachusetts

2015

Deer hunting season underway in Massachusetts October 24, 2015

Deer kill numbers are up while trying to find space to hunt March 23, 2015 Massachusetts

Fewer deer spotted this season November 16, 2015 Massachusetts,

Give wintering whitetails a break - it could save their lives February 15, 2015 Massachusetts

Massachusetts should align with national wildlife compact August 11, 2015

New England Deer Forecast October 21, 2015 Massachusetts

Should Massachusetts moose roam free? November 11, 2015

This cold, snowy winter is brutal for area's wildlife March 2, 2015 Massachusetts

Tough winter means hunters need to be conservative March 2, 2015 Massachusetts

What you need to know about archery deer hunting season October 20, 2015 Massachusetts

Wild land does have value November 26, 2015 Massachusetts

2014

Antlerless deer permit allocations are steady this year June 21, 2014 Massachusetts

Chances of getting deer decreasing, but not extinguished December 8, 2014 Massachusetts

Coyotes taking toll on area deer population March 31, 2014 Massachusetts

Deer Culling section in the Environmental Bond Bill August 10, 2014 Massachusetts

Deer harvest increases in 2013 February 14, 2014 Massachusetts

EEE found in mosquitoes and a deer in Plymouth County August 15, 2014 Massachusetts,

Excellent season at Lake Ontario, Deer Hunting in Danger? June 23, 2014 Massachusetts

February 12 - 1935: The day the deer hunt ended February 12, 2014 Massachusetts

Help the Deer, Manage Your Dog February 15, 2014 Massachusetts

House vote revives Sunday hunting debate June 25, 2014 Massachusetts,

Joyce pushes for state to control deer in Blue Hills July 18, 2014 Massachusetts

Maintaining animal populations can be complicated March 14, 2014 Massachusetts

Mass. House passes Sunday deer hunting bill June 5, 2014 Massachusetts

Massachusetts House to consider allowing bow and arrow deer hunting on Sundays May 27, 2014

Massachusetts Senate to debate environmental bill July 10, 2014

MassWildlife asks you to brake for deer, moose September 7, 2014 Massachusetts

MassWildlife survey details state's hunting habits March 17, 2014 Massachusetts

Preliminary results are in for recent deer season February 8, 2014 Massachusetts

White-tailed Deer Harvests, 2013 Deer Season June 7, 2014

Wildlife officials consider deer hunting in state parks November 27, 2014 Massachusetts

2013

20 Things You May Not Know About Deer November 14, 2013

Deer eyes and what they see November 29, 2013 Massachusetts

Deer season opens Monday for archers October 18, 2013 Massachusetts

How deer keep warm in the cold months December 12, 2013 Massachusetts

Hunters bagged nearly 11,000 deer in Massachusetts in 2012, preliminary reports show February 9, 2013 Massachusets

Latest on the deer herds in Massachusetts September 29, 2013

Locked and loaded for deer season December 1, 2013 Massachusetts

Looking beyond the Mass. deer numbers February 24, 2013 Massachusetts

Massachusetts legislators seek to toughen penalties for wildlife poaching February 13, 2013

MassWildlife offering online check in for most game October 13, 2013 Massachusetts

Mild weather a cause for average deer hunting season January 10, 2013 Massachusetts

Oh deer! Cars, coyotes impact population June 21, 2013 Massachusetts

Second white-tailed deer rut is ready to hit Central Mass December 5, 2013 Massachusetts

Shotgun deer hunting season opens next month November 11, 2013 Massachusetts

State of Massachusetts deer herd is discussed September 22, 2013

We're not doing enough to stop poachers in US July 14, 2013 Massachusetts

Whitetail does give birth to fawns all over New England March 5, 2013 Massachusetts,

2012

Bowmen suffer unfair practice [Audubon opposes Sunday hunting] May 1, 2012 Massachusetts

Deer season opens in Massachusetts November 21, 2012

Do Deer Have a Sixth Sense? Majority of FS Voters Say Yes September 4, 2012

Dover's Deer Culling Program Results January 9, 2012 Massachsetts

Farm land a state haven [West Brookfield Wildlife Management Area.] May 6, 2012 Massachusetts

Got deer? Want them to leave? January 29, 2012 Massachusetts

Logging likely to resume on public lands June 23, 2012 Massachusetts

Mass. deer season going well so far, deer population December 2, 2012 Massachusetts

Not enough conservation in philosophy of conservatives November 6, 2012 Massachusetts

Some surprising numbers from Mass. deer season December 30, 2012 Massachusetts

Whitetail deer plentiful as shotgun season opens Monday in Massachusetts November 24, 2012

2011

A sporting chance for Cape deer hunters December 11, 2011 Massachusetts

Deer numbers may be dependent on reducing wily coyotes August 19, 2011 Massachusetts

Early snow and antlers October 31, 2011 Massachusetts

Gone huntin': Internet license trades convenience for class November 30, 2011 Massachusetts

Hunter concerned deer harvest too much at Quabbin Reservoir December 17, 2011 Massachusetts

Hunters took more deer in 2011 January 8, 2012 Massachusetts

Vineyard deer population believed to be in excellent condition December 6, 2011 Massachusetts

Hunting decline cause for concern December 27, 2010 Massachusetts