The hunting season for Canada geese ended yesterday after being open since Sept. 2. Hunting for pheasant opens on Saturday, Oct. 18., and ends on Nov. 29. The coastal duck season runs from Oct. 17 to Oct. 25. Cottontail rabbit season runs from Nov. 15 to Feb. 28.
Archery deer season is from Oct. 13 to Nov. 22. Shotgun season runs from Dec. 1 to Dec. 13. Primitive firearms runs from Dec. 15 to Dec. 31. Last year 460 deer were taken on Martha’s Vineyard during the season. A total of 622 were taken in 2006.
Hunting hours are from a half hour before sunrise to a half hour after sunset. For more information visit the state Web site mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/recreation/recreation_home.