Deer Hunters Having Productive Harvest

Shotgun season for deer began on Monday and the first week of the 12-day season was marked by good weather and a decent harvest by hunters.

By 1 p.m. yesterday, Brian Hawthorne, a forester for the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, had seen 71 deer come through the deer check-in station in the state forest.

Hunters Haul in 100 Deer in Short Order

Shotgun deer hunting season started with a bang this week. Less than 40 hours into the two-week season, hunters had bagged at least 100 deer, according to the three mandatory check-in sites throughout the Island. A check-in station in the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest reported that 60 deer had been brought in by Tuesday afternoon. Check-in stations at Larry’s Tackle Shop in Edgartown and at the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) reported 20 deer each.