2018 Bow Hunting Seasons

Turkey Season: April 30 through May 26
Deer Season: October 1* through December 8**
Note: Hunting is not permitted on Sundays in either season.

*A regulatory amendment filed by MassWildlife to extend the 2018 deer season by two weeks, opening the eighth Monday prior to Thanksgiving, in eastern Massachusetts (zones 10-14) has been approved. Additional information is available on the MassWildlife website.

**Bow hunters with a state issued "primitive firearms stamp" may also hunt deer from December 10 through December 31.


Applications for the 2018 bow hunting seasons are no longer being accepted.

Note: a number of changes were implemented during the Fall 2017 Deer Season. These changes will be in effect for the Fall 2018 Deer Season. For more details, please see the memorandum posted below.

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