Automobile Accidents With Deer Continue to Rise on Island
Will Sennott
In 2019, the Dukes County Sheriff’s Office communications center logged 332 reports of deer struck by cars around the Island, more than double the amount in 2014.
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Court Decides Not to Press Charges in Deer Shooting
A West Tisbury man who shot a deer that had been seriously injured in a car accident will not face criminal charges, a clerk-magistrate ruled Wednesday.
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West Tisbury Man Charged After Euthanizing Deer
Will Sennott
A West Tisbury man has had his guns seized and is facing criminal charges after shooting an injured deer on Barnes Road.
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State Biologists Narrow Cause of Deer Paralysis
Will Sennott
The Department of Fish and Wildlife has narrowed its investigation to a specific type of chemical present in medicated livestock and poultry supplements.
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Police Warn Motorists of Deer on Vineyard Roads
Holly Pretsky

Police had a busy weekend responding to deer accidents, an incident involving a tractor and an overdose. Drivers are cautioned to be mindful of deer.

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Culling the Deer Herd Makes Healthy Sense
David J. Morris
This year’s deer hunting season has begun, and many options are being considered for how to lessen the impact of the continuing infestation of deer ticks on Martha’s Vineyard.
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Deer Harvest Is Up, Bolstering Work of Tick-Borne Illness Programs
Sara Brown
Island hunters took nearly 800 deer during the 2017 deer hunting season, the highest harvest in at least 16 years, according to recently released state data.
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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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