From the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
-- A preliminary total of 10,121 deer were taken in Massachusetts during the 2009 deer hunting seasons. Some check stations results have yet to be compiled, and the total number of deer taken will likely increase as more data are collected. Paraplegic hunters took 4 deer during the three-day hunt.
For the 2009 archery deer season, a preliminary total of 3,243 deer were checked in at official deer check stations. The Western District office tallied 340 deer while Connecticut Valley District office reported 445. Central District stations checked 597 deer checked, Northeast District 892, and Southeast District checked 969.
Preliminary figures for deer checked in for the 2009 statewide shotgun season totaled 4,869. Deer checked by District were: Western District 637; Connecticut Valley District 770; Central District 1,070; Northeast District 812 and Southeast District with 1,580. In addition to the above total, 200 deer were taken during the controlled hunt at the Quabbin Reservation.
Deer checked in during the 2009 muzzleloader season was a preliminary total of 2,005. By district, the numbers of deer checked in are as follows: Western District 287; Connecticut Valley District 315; Central District 440; Northeast District 400 and Southeast District with 563. In 2008, the final muzzleloader total was 1,895. Final numbers will not be available until later in the year after all data has been analyzed.