First day of shotgun deer season

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(WWLP) – It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving, which means it’s the first day of shotgun deer season.

Hunters with a permit can use shotguns to hunt deer until the end of next week. Hunting hours begin half an hour before sunrise and end half an hour after sunset.

22News spoke with Walter Lamon, the owner of Culverine Firearms in Feeding Hills about gun safety.

“Treat every gun as if it’s loaded. Never point a gun at something you don’t intend to destroy. if you are cognizant of what you’re doing at all times, then you’re going to avoid accidents,” he said.

In order to hunt in Massachusetts, residents are required to have a hunting or sporting license. People from out of state need a ‘big game hunting license.’ These licenses help ensure that proper safety measures are in place.

Non-hunters should avoid hiking and walking during dawn and dusk when visibility is reduced and animals are more active. People should also avoid wearing clothing with earth-tones.

Primitive firearms season begins Monday, December 13 and runs through the end of the month.

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