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Extended archery deer season proposed


Extended archery season proposed in zones 10-14

A public hearing to extend the archery deer season in eastern Massachusetts will be held March 7, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the MassWildlife Field Headquarters (1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA). The proposal is to open the archery deer season two weeks early in Wildlife Management Zones 10-14 (see map below). To read the proposed regulation, go to www.mass.gov/service-details/fisheries-and-wildlife-board-public-hearings.

The current archery deer season opens across the state six weeks before Thanksgiving and closes the Saturday after the holiday. The proposed change opens the archery deer season in WMZs 10-14 eight weeks before Thanksgiving. In WMZs 1-9, the archery deer season would remain the same, opening six weeks before Thanksgiving. The proposed season change will increase hunting opportunities in a region where deer numbers are above management range goals. No changes were recommended for WMZs 1-9, as deer numbers in these zones are within management range goals.

The Fisheries and Wildlife Board will accept written public comment on the proposal at any time prior to the public hearing and for an additional two weeks after the hearing. Written and oral comments are accepted at the public hearing. Comments (both oral and written) must focus on the proposed regulation.
Written comments can be mailed to:
Chairman, Fisheries and Wildlife Board, c/o MassWildlife Director
Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581
Public comments by e-mail may be sent to Susan.Sacco@state.ma.us, Attn: Fisheries & Wildlife Board. https://www.mass.gov/news/extended-archery-deer-season-proposed

Auction Items Added to offerings at Annual Banquet!

Newly added! More offerings will be posted up until the Banquet so check back often.

Stewiake Valley Outfitters in Brookfield Nova Scotia is donating another bear hunt for this year AND a bowhunt for whitetail deer. Stewiake Valley is known for an abundance of whitetail deer with many bucks reaching Pope and Young proportions.

7 day hunt by vehicle or foot with Wiets Safaris, South Africa.

Full List:
Just a taste of some of the auction items up for bid at this year’s auction. Over $125000 worth of trips to be auctioned, over 25 trips so far!
1. 9 DAY AFRICAN SAFARI with Mount Carmel Safaris – Value $9500
2. 7 DAY DEER HUNT with Illinois Whitetail Services LLC – Value $2500
3. World famous dog handler “Beagle Joe” Cormick is donating a 2-3 day rabbit hunt for 2 on Nantucket Island February 2019.
4. 10 day hunt in Africa with Limcroma Safaris for four hunters and on Impala per hunter is included.The hunt can be for either 2018 or 2019.
5. 3 day/4 nights Bonefish Fly Fishing trip for 2 in Bahamas
6. 3 day/4 nights Golden Dorado Fly Fishing trip for 2 in Argentina
7. 5 day/4 night Eco-Luxury Cabana Cottage Retreat for 2 on St. John, U.S Virgin Islands
8. 5 day/4 nights Private 82ft Motor Yacht Charter for 6 people in the Florida Keys
9. 5 day/4 nights Private Catamaran Charter Liveaboard Adventure for 8 people in Abaco, Bahamas
10. 5 day/4 nights Private Catamaran Charter Bonefishing Adventure for 4 people in Abaco, Bahamas
11. 4 day/3 nights Island Cottage & Offshore Fishing Adventure for 4 people on Lubbers Quarters Cay, Bahamas
12. 5 day/4 nights Island Reef Diving Adventure for 4 people in the Abaco Out Islands, Bahamas
13. 5 day/4 nights Private 100ft Sailing Yacht Charter for 6 people in Abaco, Bahamas
14. 6 night Argentina “Dove & Dorado” Wingshooting/Fly Fishing Combo for 2
15. 5 day/4 nights ALL INCLUSIVE Marlin/Offshore Sport Fishing Combo for 4 Anglers in Costa Rica
16. 7 day Contemporary Beachfront Villa Escape (with staff + chef) for up to 10 people in Kediri, Bali
17. 7 day Boutique Villa Retreat (with staff, chefs & spa therapists) for up to 12 people in Cepaka, Bali
18. 4 night Authentic Wilderness Luxury Tented “Glamping” Experience on Lake Obabika in Ontario, Canada
19. 4 day/3 night Argentina Wingshooting Experience (Dove) for 2 ($1800) or 4 ($3500)
20. 6 day/6 nights South African Photo Safari for 2
21. 7 day South African Plains Game Hunting Safari for 2 hunters (includes a $1300 hunt credit)
22. 7 day Private Chateau Experience for 12 people in Limousin, France
23. 7 day Luxury Oceanview Villa Escape (with staff & chef) for 10 people in Dominical, Costa Rica
24. 7 day Luxury Contemporary Villa Escape (with staff + chef) for 8 people in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
25. 7 day Luxury Modern Villa (with chef) for 10 people in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
26. 7 day Rainforest Beachfront EcoLodge Retreat for 6 people on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
27. 7 day Tuscan Villa packages in Italy – 2 options: Villa for 4 including wine tour experience or Villa for 6 including wine tour experience
28. Bear Hunt with Stewiake Valley Outfitters in Brookfield Nova Scotia.
29. Whitetail bow hunt in Nova Scotia with Stewiake Valley Outfitters in Brookfield Nova Scotia. Stewiake Valley is known for an abundance of whitetail deer with many bucks reaching Pope and Young proportions.
30. 7 day hunt by vehicle or foot with Wiets Safaris, South Africa.