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Hunting Information
Natural Resources officiers conduct routine patrols during the Fall and Winter to check sportsmen egaged in hunting. Checks are done to ensure hunters are compliant with the state and local hunting regulations along with firearms regulations. - click this link to view the hunting map layout within the Town of Dennis. *pink areas are for NO HUNTING.

The following table is some basic information regarding the hunting of specific species.  Please remember to refer to the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Abstract for more detailed information on hunting Rules and Regulations:

Hunting Season 2017 Flyer - website.pdf
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* All Antlerless Deer: A permit is required to harvest antlerless deer during any season in all zones.  Permit MUST be in Hunter's possession while he/she is hunting.

** Raccoons- On areas stocked with pheasant or quail, raccoons may be hunted only between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m.

*** Crows may only be hunted on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays during the open season.

No person shall hunt during the pheasant or quail season on public shooting grounds on WMAs where pheasant or quail are stocked without wearing a “hunter orange” cap or hat except while night-hunting for raccoons or opossums, or while hunting waterfowl from a blind or boat. During the period when it is legal to hunt deer with a shotgun, all hunters, except waterfowl huntershunting within a blind or from a boat, must wear, in a conspicuous manner on chest,back, and head, a minimum of 500 square inches of “hunter orange” clothing or material.  During the muzzleloader season-all deer hunters must comply withthe 500 square inch hunter orange requirement.     

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Town of Dennis, Massachusetts
685 Route 134
South Dennis, MA 02660
PH: 508.394.8300    FAX: 508.394.8309
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