Milton: Deer Hunt Results Are in at Blue Hills Reservation

The managed deer hunt in the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton is now closed, and WATD news has the results.

“We had a total of 67 deer that were harvested from the Blue Hills this year, that included 10 deer taken in the archery component and the rest were taken in shotgun component,” said Peter Church.

That’s Director of Forest Stewardship for the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Peter Church, who says the objective of the hunt is to reduce the overpopulation problem in the Blue Hills.

“Our goal is to get down to a deer population that is sustainable for the Blue Hills Reservation, so that the native vegetation can recover. Anywhere from 6 to 18 deer per square mile is sustainable,” said Church.

Church says they will do another deer density study in the Spring which will give them a better understanding of the deer population after this past hunt.


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