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Managing Deer Populations

Human and deer populations have shared the Massachusetts landscape for thousands of years, and they continue to do so today. How people feel about deer depends largely on what experiences they have had with them. People who hunt deer, or who enjoy watching or photographing them, value deer very highly. [ More Info ]

Hunting Access in Massachusetts

Hunters are in decline, both in numbers and as a percentage of our population. Between 1958 and 2008, the number of resident hunters in Massachusetts declined by 49%—from 124,849 to 63,667.
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Page Through the Digital Edition

Read the entire Massachusetts Hunting & Fishing Guide online! Our unique digital edition allows you to page through the entire guide, just as if you were reading the magazine. The table of contents, URL’s and advertisements are all clickable and will take you right to the website. [ Check it out ]

Wildlife Management Zones

Massachusetts is divided into 14 Wildlife Management Zones. Zone 1: Northerly by the Vermont border; westerly by the New York border; southerly by a line running along Rte. 20… [ Learn More ]







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