The tables below summarize the 2008 Massachusetts deer harvests by seasons, sex, and Wildlife Management Zone (WMZ).

2008 Deer Harvest by Season and Wildlife Management Zone (WMZ)

ZoneParaplegicArcheryShotgunMuzzleloaderUnknownTotal
01149148500248
02087171570315
0331654081130689
4N092192680352
4S069107370213
0501463281240598
06223108490182
0702134821270822
08020865620801,072
09232148919101,003
10089077139202,053
1108831,01431802,215
12046134390219
130197418810696
140132367410433
Unknown000000
Statewide83,5215,7931,895011,217

2008 All Season Combined Harvest by Sex

ZoneMaleFemaleMale FawnUnknownTotal
0117167100248
022733840315
03366265571689
4N26874100352
4S1832640213
05357205360598
061096391182
07393361653822
085514507011,072
095573578801,003
108241,03518682,053
111,01397222912,215
1210795170219
132223711030696
14188266860540
Unknown000150
Statewide5,5824,6469741511,217

2008 Archery Season Harvest by Sex

ZoneMaleFemaleMale FawnUnknownTotal
014072049
028160087
0311342100165
4N79121092
4S6540069
051103240146
062120023
0714162100213
0814552110208
0921385230321
10418405652890
11506296810883
1233130046
137995230197
146159120132
Unknown00000
Statewide2,1051,17224223,521

2008 Shotgun Season Harvest by Sex

ZoneMaleFemaleMale FawnUnknownTotal
011123240148
021511730171
03214158360408
4N1543440192
4S921230107
05199111180328
06663651108
07206226473482
08327287411656
09268175460489
10279404844771
1141349210811,014
125664140134
13122225710418
14114185680367
Unknown01001
Statewide2,7732,458552105,793

2008 Muzzleloader Season Harvest by Sex

ZoneMaleFemaleMale FawnUnknownTotal
0119274050
0241151057
033863111113
4N35285068
4S26101037
054862140124
0622234049
074673801127
0879111180208
097696190191
10127226372392
1194184400318
1218183039
1321519081
1413226041
Unknown00000
Statewide7031,00918031,895

2008 Season Totals

SeasonMaleFemaleMale FawnUnknownTotal% Harvest
Unknown000000.00%
Paraplegic171080.06%
Archery2,1051,17224223,52128.18%
Shotgun2,7732,458552105,79351.35%
Muzzleloader7031,00918031,89519.16%
Subtotal5,5824,6469741511,21798.75%
Quabbin*373580801.25%
Statewide5,6194,6819821511,297100%

* Controlled Hunt with DCR-Limited Access

Change in white-tailed deer harvest between 2007 and 2008 by season and sex/age

SeasonMaleFemaleMale FawnUnknownTotal
Paraplegic-75%250%-200%0%14%
Archery4%14%7%-83%7%
Shotgun-9%4%-7%-38%-4%
Muzzleloader-6%-20%-20%-67%-16%
Subtotal-4%0%-7%-59%-3%
Quabbin*-42%-52%-20%0%-46%
Statewide-5%-1%-7%-59%-4%

* Controlled Hunt with DCR-Limited Access

Last Updated: 06/09/2009