Deer Management 2016 Program Review and 2017 Survey Results

The following is a press release from the Department of Conservation and Recreation and Department of Fish and Game about a public hearing, Wednesday, August 23, to review the 2016 deer management program and the results of the 2017 deer population survey.

Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation
Mass. Department of Fish and Game
PUBLIC MEETING – Blue Hills State Reservation
2016 Deer Management Program Overview
2017 Deer Abundance Surveying Results
Proposed 2017 Deer Management Plan
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Milton High School Auditorium
25 Gile Road, Milton, MA 02186

At this public meeting, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Massachusetts
Department of Fish and Game (DFW) will provide an overview of outcomes from the 2016 Deer Management
Program, review findings from deer abundance surveying conducted in early 2017, and provide information on the
proposed Deer Management Plan for 2017.

DCR and DFW have issued a single report outlining the logistics, operations, and harvest results of last year’s
controlled hunt; the results of deer abundance surveying conducted earlier this year, and the proposed Deer
Management Plan for 2017. Click for a draft of the full report, including the deer management study.

The public meeting will be an opportunity for members of the public to learn more about DCR’s deer management
efforts in the Blue Hills and to provide input and comment on the 2017 Deer Management Plan. The presentation
from the public meeting will be viewable after the meeting on DCR’s website.
Anyone wishing to submit written comments may do so online beginning Monday, August 14, 2017 here
or by writing to the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Public Outreach, 251 Causeway Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02114. The deadline for receipt of written comments is Thursday, August 31, 2017.  If you have questions or concerns or would like to be added to an email list to receive DCR general or project-specific announcements, please email or call 617-626-4973.

Photo credit: David Gouthro (Braintree)

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