Deer hunting season runs Oct. 3–Dec. 31 on Martha’s Vineyard. Some conservation lands are open to hunters, including the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest and many MV Land Bank properties. Hunting is allowed Monday through Saturday, starting ½ hour before sunrise and ending ½ hour after sunset. Hunting is NOT allowed on Sundays in Massachusetts.
All walkers, bikers, and others using public trails should:
• Check beforehand to see whether hunting is allowed where you’re headed.
• Wear blaze orange or other bright color to alert hunters to your presence.
• Make sure your dog is leashed at all times.
• Avoid walking at dawn and dusk, when visibility is low and animal activity increases (making those times of day popular for hunting).
Archery Season: Oct. 3 – Nov. 26, 2022
Shotgun Season: Nov. 28 – Dec. 10, 2022
Primitive Firearms Season: Dec. 12 – Dec. 31, 2022