It’s late November — time for biologists and ethical hunters to help Massachusetts. In the process, they also need to help anti-hunters understand that healthy wildlife populations depend on sound, scientific management.
The Massachusetts bow season, which has significantly contributed to herd reduction since mid-October, ends quietly tomorrow. But the critical achievement of goal populations remains to be accomplished. Our much more effective and absolutely essential shotgun season begins Monday.
In the next couple weeks, our prolific whitetail herd, capable of bringing both joy and damage, will hopefully be reduced to healthy numbers, greatly benefiting them, our habitat, and us. We’re extremely fortunate to have enough local hunters to fill the role of missing predators so essential to our natural system.