Deer Hunting Information
Town Deer Management Areas
Discharge of Firearms in Andover is Prohibited. Bow Hunting for Deer Only by Permit from the Andover Conservation Department. Only the properties listed are open to hunting. The deer hunting season runs from October 16th through December 31st. There is no hunting allowed on Sunday's in Massachusetts. Hunting is to be conducted from elevated stands and away from trails. Kiosks and major trail heads of the properties open to hunting will be posted as such. Hunting must be done in accordance with the provisions under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 131. For more Information on Laws & Regulations visit Massachusetts Wildlife. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2018 DEER HUNT.
For Information regarding Massachusetts Deer Harvest Data
The nonresident lottery for bow hunting permits will be held Friday, March 16, 2018 at 10:00am in the Community Development and Planning Conference Room, 1st Floor, 36 Bartlet Street, Andover, MA.
All are welcome to attend the lottery drawing.
|Bald Hill / Wood Hill Reservation & Haggett's Pond|
|Bellevue Reservation||Portable stands only (none to be left unattended)|
|Fish Brook North Reservation||Also known as Fish Brook North - Bolian Reservation|
|Foster's Island Reservation|
|Fosters Pond||Hunting not allowed on the adjacent Fosters Pond Association land or the AVIS Goldsmith Reservation|
|Jenkins Quarry Reservation||Resident-only hunting, portable stands only (none to be left unattended)|
|Lightning Tree Reservation||Off South Street in Tewksbury, around the solar farm|
|Pole Hill Reservation|
|Pustell Reservation||Resident-only hunting, portable stands only (none to be left unattended)|
|Retelle Reservation||Also known as Al Retelle/Brundrette Reservation - Shelakis Farm|
|Serio's Grove Reservation||Resident-only hunting, weekdays only, portable stands only (none to be left unattended)|
|Virginia Hammond Reservation|
|Behrakis Reservation||Adjacent to Spalding Reservation|
|Deer Jump Reservation||Link||-Between Launching Road and Fish Brook
-Tewskbury End Bordering The Behrakis and Spalding Reservations only.
|Hammond Reservation||Link||Portable stands only (none to be left unattended)|
|Harold Rafton Reservation||Link||Must be 1000' away from the school building. Creek Bed is the boundary.|
|Nat Smith Reservation||Link|
|Peggy Keck Reservation||Link|
|Skug River Reservation||Link|
|Wilkinson Reservation||Link||Resident-only hunting, portable stands only (none to be left unattended).|
Deer Hunt Proposal Presentation to the Board of Selectman
October 4, 2010 (Presentation Begins at 45 Minutes)
Presented by Hunter, Bob Dalton and the State Deer Biologist, Sonja Christiansen