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Massachusetts Whitetail Deer Hunting Habitat Guide


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Massachusetts Whitetail Deer Harvest Data

Massachusetts's white-tailed deer harvest data is shown in the table below. The records show Massachusetts's white-tailed deer harvest for 2015 is 11091 deer with 5814 bucks and 5277 antlerless deer harvested.

The table includes the deer harvest density for Massachusetts's deer habitat as described below. The 2015 white-tailed deer harvest density for Massachusetts's deer habitat is 3.11 deer per square mile with 1.4 bucks per square mile and 1.7 antlerless deer per square mile.

DeerMassachusetts HarvestDeer Per Sq. Mile
Bucks58141.4
Anterless 52771.7
Total110913.11

Massachusetts Whitetail Deer Habitat

Massachusetts's total land area is 8095 square miles. This includes 2043 square miles of urbanized areas, 280 square miles of water, and other areas that are not considered as deer habitat. The potential deer habitat within Massachusetts is comprised of 5697 square miles of land distributed in the land types shown below.

Habitat Land TypeSquare Miles
Forest4060
Grassland447
Crops105
Wetland980
Shrubland105
Total Habitat5697

Massachusetts Deer Hunting Areas

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