Hunting Season Begins With Burgeoning Deer Population
As bow hunting season is set to begin on Monday, Oct. 3 the question of what to do about the increasing deer numbers is much on people's minds.
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Deer Take Is Low, as Hunting Season Nears End
As deer hunting season nears an end, Island hunters are reporting a slow season this year, pointing to a warm autumn and an abundant crop of acorns.
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Shotgun Season Opens for Deer Hunting
The two-week shotgun hunting season for deer began 30 minutes before sunrise Monday on Martha’s Vineyard, as bright orange attire is again in vogue at properties across the Island.
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Deer Take Is Down So Far This Year
Aaron Wilson
The two-week deer shotgun season opened on Monday, and the woods were filled with camouflage and bright orange.
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Shotgun Season Begins, Online Check-in Urged
Aaron Wilson
Shotgun season for deer hunting begins Monday, Nov. 30 in Massachusetts, and state officials are encouraging hunters to register their take online this year instead of bringing it to a check-in station.
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With Hunting Season Set to Begin, Deer Donation Program Will Repeat
Louisa Hufstader
When deer hunting season on Martha’s Vineyard begins Oct. 5, so will the venison donation program. Coordinated by Island Grown Initiative, the agricultural society and the tick-borne illness prevention program, the system allows hunters to donate surplus meat that will go to feed hungry Islanders.
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Hunters Take Record Number of Deer
Will Sennott
Marking a record year, Martha’s Vineyard hunters took 1,132 deer in 2019, according to state numbers released this week.
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Martha’s Vineyard Hunters Report Finding Deer in Poor Health
Will Sennott
As deer hunting season nears an end, some Island hunters are raising concerns about the health of the herd this year, reporting they are finding deer that appear to be malnourished and struggling.
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State Biologists Investigate Spate of Young Deer Suffering From Paralysis
Will Sennott
Six fawns have been found on Martha’s Vineyard suffering from a mysterious paralysis, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed.
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Deer Take Up During First Week of Shotgun Season
Numbers were up as the two-week shotgun season for deer neared the halfway mark Friday.
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