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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Two-Week Shotgun Hunting Season for Deer Is Underway
Will Sennott
The shotgun season for deer hunting opens today and runs for the next two weeks. Hunters will be out on public lands, including the state forest.
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Deer Subsidy Catches on With Bow Hunters
Will Sennott
In an effort to cull the deer population, reduce tick-borne illness and provide meat to those in need, a number of Island organizations have joined forces.
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Bow Hunters Offered Financial Incentive to Take More Deer
Julia Wells

As part of an ongoing effort to reduce the incidence of tick-borne illness, bow hunters on Martha’s Vineyard this year will be offered a monetary incentive to take additional female deer.

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Average Year Projected for Deer Harvest
Steve Myrick
About 190 deer were checked in at the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest check in station during the first week of deer shotgun season this year.
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Deer Hunter Injured by Buckshot
Holly Pretsky

A 46-year-old Rhode Island man took a buckshot pellet in the ankle on the opening day of shotgun season for deer, state environmental police confirmed.

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Two-Week Shotgun Season for Deer Begins
Steve Myrick
The annual shotgun deer season got underway this week on Martha’s Vineyard, and several days of good hunting weather helped Island hunters bag 124 white-tail deer through Thursday morning.
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Venison Donation Program Looks to Successful Second Year
Steve Myrick
Last year, over the course of the entire hunting season five deer were donated to the venison donation program. This year, the program’s second, that number was reached in the first few weeks of the bow hunting season.
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