It’s Deer Hunting Season

deer huntingUpton Open Space released the following information about deer hunting and hunting seasons.
Deer hunting season is on, so please be aware when visiting Upton’s open spaces.  It is advised that you and animals that accompany you wear blaze orange so that you will be visible.
All of Upton’s conservation areas and other properties managed by the Upton Land Stewardship Committee allow hunting in season.  For more info on the properties and the Land Use Regulations go to:   http://www.upton.ma.us/Pages/UptonMA_BComm/conservation/index

There is no hunting on Sundays.

OPEN SEASON
(ALL DATES INCLUSIVE)
BLACK BEAR See Bear for limit information
Black Bear
Zones 1-9
Sept. 2 – Sept. 20
Nov. 3 – Nov. 22
Bear hunting closed during shotgun deer season.
UPLAND GAME BIRDS* See Upland Game Birds for limit information
Wild Turkey
Spring: Zones 1–13
Apr. 28 – May 24
Fall: Zones 1–13
Oct. 20 – Nov. 1
Youth Hunt: Zones 1-13
April 26 (special restrictions apply**)
Crow
Jan. 1 – Apr. 10
Jul. 2 – Apr. 10, 2015
Pheasant
Oct. 18 – Nov. 29
Youth Hunt
Quail
Zones 11–14 only
Oct. 18 – Nov. 29
Ruffed Grouse
Oct. 18 – Nov. 29
Upland game bird hunting is closed during shotgun deer season.
* Migratory game birds (includes waterfowl, woodcock, snipe, rails): Seasons set annually. see Migratory Game Bird Abstract posted in late August.
** Must have completed the youth turkey hunt program (Outdoor Skills & Wildlife Education Programs).
DEER See Deer for limit information
Deer
Archery
Oct. 20 – Nov. 29
Shotgun
Dec. 1 – Dec. 13
Primitive Firearms
Dec. 15 – Dec. 31
RABBITS & SQUIRRELS See Rabbits & Squirrels for limit information
Cottontail
Rabbit
Zones 1-12
Jan. 1 – Feb. 28
Oct. 18 – Feb. 28, 2015
Zones 13 and 14
Jan. 1 – Feb. 28
Nov. 15 – Feb. 28, 2015
Snowshoe Hare
Zones 1–4
Jan. 1 – Feb. 28
Oct. 18 – Feb. 28, 2015
Zones 5–12
Jan. 1 – Feb. 5
Oct. 18 – Feb. 5, 2015
Zones 13 and 14
Jan. 1 – Feb. 5
Nov. 15 – Feb. 5, 2015
Jackrabbit
Zone 14
Nov. 15 – Dec. 31
Gray Squirrel
Zones 1–9
Sept. 8 – Jan. 2, 2015
Zones 10–14
Oct. 18 – Jan. 2, 2015
Rabbit, jackrabbit, hare, and squirrel hunting are closed during shotgun deer season.
Reptiles & Amphibians See Reptiles for limit information
Bullfrog and Green Frog
Jul. 16 – Sept. 30
Snapping Turtle
Jan. 1 – Dec. 31
FURBEARERS See Furbearers for limit information
Bobcat
Zones 1-8
Jan. 1 – Mar. 8
Dec. 20 – Mar. 7, 2015
Coyote
Jan. 1 – Mar. 8
Oct. 18 – Mar. 7, 2015
Fox (red or gray)
Jan. 1 – Feb. 28
Nov. 1 – Feb. 28, 2015
Raccoon
Jan. 1 – Jan. 31
Oct. 1 – Jan. 31, 2015
Opossum
Jan. 1 – Jan. 31
Oct. 1 – Jan. 31, 2015
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Comments

  1. hmm…I guess in Upton (and across Mass), not enough turtles and frogs get massacred on the roads each year….and the crows and opossum need to be killed because they just don’t do a good enough job cleaning the dead from the road…

    • Elmer Fudd says:

      Masacred? Are you for weal? I am guessing you are one of those anti-hunting folks who whine so incessentwy. I just want to hunt wabbits in peace, you know. To help keep the popuwations weasonable and eliminate the spwead of disease and starvation, and also to stop them fwom encwoaching into our neighborhoods where they eat all our pwants.

      Kill the wabbit.

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