Deer hunting

Deer Take Is Down So Far This Year

he two-week deer shotgun season opened on Monday, and the woods were filled with camouflage and bright orange.

Shotgun Season Begins, Online Check-in Urged

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.

With Hunting Season Set to Begin, Deer Donation Program Will Repeat

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.

Hunters Take Record Number of Deer

Marking a record year, Martha’s Vineyard hunters took 1,132 deer in 2019, according to state numbers released this week.

Martha’s Vineyard Hunters Report Finding Deer in Poor Health

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.

State Biologists Investigate Spate of Young Deer Suffering From Paralysis

Six fawns have been found on Martha’s Vineyard suffering from a mysterious paralysis, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed.

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.

Two-Week Shotgun Hunting Season for Deer Is Underway

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.

Deer Subsidy Catches on With Bow Hunters

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.

Bow Hunters Offered Financial Incentive to Take More Deer

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.