Season Dates: Nov. 2 - 4, 2017
MassWildlife holds a special three-day deer hunting season for paraplegic hunters. Staff and volunteers place hunters in safe areas at several hunt locations in the state. When a hunter shoots a deer, volunteers assist the hunter by retrieving the deer, field dressing it, and getting it checked in on site.
Each year, about 25-30 paraplegic hunters sign up for the special hunt. For many of these people, it's the only opportunity they have to hunt. The hunt is typically held at 5 sites:
- The Northern Berkshires
- The Southern Berkshires
- The Quabbin Reservation
- Devens Reserve Forces Training Area in Lancaster
- Otis/Edwards Military Reservation in Falmouth
Many hunters are able to see deer and several get the opportunity to harvest a deer.
Paraplegic sportsmen and women interested in taking part in the hunt should contact Trina Moruzzi at (508) 389-6318.