Public Meeting: Deer Management Program Review & Proposal

The following is a press release from the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Mass. Department of Conservation a­nd Recreation
Mass. Department of Fish and Game
State Senator Brian A. Joyce
State Senator John F. Keenan
State Representative Bruce J. Ayers
State Representative Mark J. Cusack
State Representative William C. Galvin
State Representative Walter F. Timilty

PUBLIC MEETING

Blue Hills State Reservation
2015 Deer Management Program Overview & Report
Proposed 2016 Controlled Deer Management Plan

Tuesday, July 12, 20166:30 p.m.  – 8:00 p.m.
Milton High School Auditorium
25 Gile Road, Milton, MA 02186

Tuesday, August 2, 20166:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Blue Hills Regional Technical School Cafeteria
800 Randolph Street, Canton, MA 02021

At these public meetings, 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 2015 Deer Management Program and provide information on the proposed Deer Management Plan for 2016.

DCR and DFW have issued a report regarding the 2015 Deer Management Program. The report provides details regarding the logistics, operations, and harvest results of last year’s controlled hunt.  The full report can be viewed by visiting: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/blue-hills-controlled-deer-hunt.html.

In addition, DCR and DFW will provide information outlining the proposed Deer Management Plan for 2016. A copy of the draft 2016 plan is available for viewing by visiting: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/blue-hills-controlled-deer-hunt.html.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments on the draft 2016 Blue Hills Deer Management Plan, please visit   http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/public-outreach/submit-public-comments/ or write to the DCR Office of Public Outreach, 251 Causeway Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02114.  The deadline for submitting written comments is Friday, August 5, 2016.

If you have questions, concerns, or would like to be added to an email list to receive DCR project-specific or general announcements, email mass.parks@state.ma.us or call 617-626-4973.

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