Deer hunting

Average Year Projected for Deer Harvest

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.

Deer Hunter Injured by Buckshot

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.

Two-Week Shotgun Season for Deer Begins

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.

Venison Donation Program Looks to Successful Second Year

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.

Culling the Deer Herd Makes Healthy Sense

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.

State Extends Archery Season for Deer

The archery season for deer will be extended by two weeks in an area of the state that includes the Vineyard, state officials announced last week.

Deer Harvest Is Up, Bolstering Work of Tick-Borne Illness Programs

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.

Shotgun Hunting Season Brings Gift of Venison, Research Opportunities

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

Shotgun Deer Hunting Season Begins Monday

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.

Deer Season Brings New Options for Hunters

Island boards of health and a nonprofit partner are rolling out a new program to help hunters donate and process venison on the Island.

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