The following is a press release from the Department of Conservation and Recreation about a series of public hearings on deer management in the Blue Hills.

Massachusetts Department of Conservation a­nd Recreation

Massachusetts 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



 Blue Hills State Reservation Deer Management Plan 

Thursday, September 24, 2015 – 6:30 p.m.  – 8:00 p.m.
Ponkapoag Golf Course – 2167 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021  

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Blue Hills Trailside Museum – 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA 02186

Thursday, October 1, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Lincoln-Hancock Elementary School Auditorium – 300 Granite Street, Quincy, MA 02169


At these public meetings, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game will present a proposed Deer Management Plan for the Blue Hills State Reservation.


Please visit this website to view the Draft Management Plan.  The presentation made at the public meetings will be available on September 25 using the same link.

If you have comments you wish to submit after the public meeting, please visit or write to the DCR Office of Public Outreach, 251 Causeway Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02114.


If you have questions about the public meeting, please email   If you have questions, concerns, or would like to be added to an email list to receive DCR project-specific or general announcements, email or call 617-626-4973.


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