Bulletin board: Less busy on Day 3 of Massachusetts shotgun deer hunting season

Staff Reports

Published: 11-29-2023 6:49 PM

Modified: 11-29-2023 6:49 PM

Numbers slowed down a bit on Wednesday, as Day 3 of the Massachusetts shotgun deer hunting season saw 43 deer checked at the four Franklin County reporting stations.

Greenfield’s Roland Clark took down a 193-pound, 8-point buck that was checked at Gould’s Sugarhouse in Shelburne, the largest buck harvested on Wednesday. Orange’s Robert Livingston checked a 10-point, 174-pound buck at Flagg’s Bait & Tackle in Orange.

Here’s the complete list locally from Wednesday (hunter’s name, hometown, weight of deer, points)

Gould’s Sugarhouse,Shelburne (17)

Wednesday: Roland Clark, Greenfield, 193, 8; Michael Eugin, Deerfield, 127, doe; Robert Enos, Brookline, N.H., 83, 2; James Vight, Charlemont, 120, doe; Robert Tanner III, Heath, 110, 8; Timothy Greenough, Colrain, 120, 2; Kenneth Lenois, Colrain, 105, 2; Dale Ward, Buckland, 110, 2; Louis Peck III, Colrain, 92, 2; Clayton Dodge, Northfield, 103, 2; Taylor Crawford, Whitingham, Vt., 149, 8; Ralph Osgood, Conway, 157, 6; Jeremy Call, Colrain, 110, 4; Colin Metty, Conway, 122, 5; Alex Astesano, Jeffersonville, Vt., 143, 6; Cameron Chase, Gill, 95, 2; Nick Boivin, Shelburne Falls, 108, doe.

Bears (1):Paul Hicks, Charlemont, 79.

Bitzer Hatchery, Montague (5)

Wednesday: Eric Gibson, Mahopec, N.Y., 148, 9; Sean Keller, South Deerfield, 103, doe; Robert Jablonski, Leverett, 123, 4; Joseph Klaus, Leverett, 90, doe; Brian Johnson, Northfield, 113, 4.

Sunderland Hatchery (9)

Wednesday: Steven Keith, Hadley, 115, 9; Peter Waskiewicz, Hadley, 147, 6; Frank Gromaski, Whately, 78, button buck; Roger Kennedy, Hebron, Conn., 111, doe; Michael Bridges, Sanbornton, N.H., 100, 5; Francis Thomas Jr., Sunderland, 144, 4; Todd Langdon, South Deerfield, 110, 4; Jan Thornton, Granby, 83, 2; John Stosz, Hadley, 109, 8. 

Flagg’s Bait & Tackle, Orange (12)

Wednesday: Paul Whitney, Orange, 134, 8; Robert Leighton, Northfield, 97, doe; Earle Shepardson III, Athens, Maine, 114, doe; Jean Lanteigne, Athol, 107, 4; Paul Butterworth, Athol, 46, button buck; Randy Herk, Northwood, N.H., 122, 8; John Piragis, Lempster, N.H., 125, doe; Robert Livingston, Orange, 174, 10; Benjamin Purrington, Richmond, N.H., 131, 9; Christopher Rogalski, Shutesbury, 149, 6; Joel Burnap, Bernardston, 157, 5; Benjamin King, Athol, 126, 8.


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