Fall Hunting Season

As the air cools, the leaves change, and hopefully the rain stops more people take to fields and forests surrounding Dunstable to enjoy the resources that we have.  That includes those participating in the sport of hunting.  

Beginning on September 1st the first of the fall hunting seasons opens with the Early Canada Goose with many other seasons opening in the following weeks.

While Dunstable has a firearms discharge ordinance that requires the permission of the land owner, or the board of Selectmen for public property, this ordinance does not apply to the various Wildlife Management Areas in town that are owned by the Commonwealth.  

For a complete list of Conversation Areas and Wildlife Management Areas see the LandsViewer from Mass Wildlife: https://www.mass.gov/how-to/masswildlife-lands-viewer

Hunting seasons and dates are covered in two separate locations.  Waterfowl and Migratory birds are covered by the Migratory Bird Regulations (https://www.mass.gov/info-details/migratory-game-bird-hunting-regulations) while other game are locating in the Massachusetts Hunting & Fishing Guide (https://www.mass.gov/doc/2021-massachusetts-fishing-and-hunting-guide/download).  

Dunstable’s Firearms Discharge Ordinance can be found of page 26 of the Town By-Laws: https://www.dunstable-ma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif4361/f/uploads/general_bylaws_of_the_town_of_dunstable_2020_0.pdf