Shotgun Hunting Season Brings Gift of Venison, Research Opportunities
Steve Myrick

Shotgun hunting season began Monday, and the weigh station was busy this week with hunters, biologists collecting ticks, and a new deer donation program.

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Shotgun Deer Hunting Season Begins Monday
Sara Brown

Check-in stations will be busy Monday as the two-week shotgun deer hunting season gets underway. A new program is also beginning that will allow hunters to donate extra deer.

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Despite Some Pushback, Oak Bluffs Stays the Course on Deer Hunt Idea
Sara Brown

Oak Bluffs selectmen Tuesday decided to stay the course after revisiting their decision to back an expanded deer hunting season on the Island.

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Selectmen in Three Towns Join the Call for Added Deer Hunt
Sara Brown and Alex Elvin

Amid growing concern about Lyme disease, selectmen in Edgartown, Aquinnah and West Tisbury this week agreed to join the call for adding another two-week deer hunt next January.

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Oak Bluffs, Chilmark Unanimously Back Extra Deer Hunt
Sara Brown and Alex Elvin

Selectmen in Oak Bluffs and Chilmark last night threw their full support behind a plan to add a second two-week shotgun season for deer in January next year.

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Access to Martha's Vineyard Hunting Lands Is Limited
Alex Elvin
The Vineyard has more deer per square mile than most areas in the state, but most of land remains off limits to hunting.
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Deer Culling Discussed Amid Worry Over Tick Diseases
Alex Elvin
Martha’s Vineyard may soon join a growing list of communities in New England that have taken aim at white-tailed deer to reduce tick populations.
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More Deer Equals More Lyme Disease
Dick Johnson
There appears to be considerable confusion about ticks, the role of their different host animals and what can be reasonably be done to reduce the high incidence of Lyme disease.
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Spare the Deer, Spoil the Tick Population
David J. Morris
Our Island and neighboring areas are faced with a full-blown epidemic of these diseases. Accordingly, we need to plan and act.
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Shotgun Hunting Season Begins

Hunter orange is showing up around the Island Monday as the two-week shotgun hunting season gets underway. The season runs through Dec. 12; hunting hours begin half an hour before sunrise and end half an hour after sunset.

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