Canada Goose hunting season begins in Massachusetts a half hour before dawn on Wednesday, Sept. 1.


The Covid-19 pandemic has led to some temporary changes in state turkey hunting rules, while new regulations approved last year are now in effect.

A free hunter safety firearms course will be offered by the Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club in April.


The archery season for deer will be extended by two weeks in an area of the state that includes the Vineyard, state officials announced last week.


Hunter orange is showing up around the Island Monday as the two-week shotgun hunting season gets underway. The season runs through Dec. 12; hunting hours begin half an hour before sunrise and end half an hour after sunset.


Shotgun hunting season opened last week, and runs through Dec. 13. In addition to putting food on the table, the season is essential for gathering the data used to manage the deer population.