From the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game
-- Applications for the 2010 Quabbin Controlled Deer Hunt are now available on the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation website at www.mass.gov/dcr/watersupply/watershed/hunt.htm.
The Quabbin Controlled Deer Hunt will occur during the statewide deer shotgun season in four areas of the Quabbin Reservation: New Salem and Prescott on Dec. 2 and 3, and Hardwick and Petersham on Dec. 9 and 10. Approximately 1,100 permits will be drawn based on hunters' license numbers on Sept. 8. Successful applicants will be notified by the DCR in early October.
Applicants are reminded regardless of the type of firearm used, all applicants are required to have a valid FID card to apply. To qualify, all applications must be postmarked by Aug. 16 or delivered to the Quabbin Visitor's Center by 4 p.m.
Hunters may obtain hard copy applications at DCR administrative and field offices at the Quabbin and Wachusett Reservoirs and the Boston office at 251 Causeway Street. Applications will be available from DFW offices in Boston, Westborough, and the District Offices. Obtain applications through the mail by sending a self-addressed, stamped, business-sized envelope to Deer Hunt, Quabbin Visitor Center, 485 Ware Road, Belchertown, MA, 01007.