Hunting in Groton: WHERE AND WHEN
No hunting is allowed at Groton Place, Ames Meadow, Flavell Crossing, Fox Run, Groton Hills, and Longley II Conservation Areas
Please be advised that there is no hunting on Sundays in Massachusetts
1. All people are welcome to enjoy themselves without charge in town-owned conservation areas of Groton from a half hour after sunrise until a ahlf hour after sunset.
2. If not posted, conservation areas owned by the town of Groton and managed by Groton Conservation Commission may be hunted or fished in season with a license and in accord with applicable law.
* Applicable law* includes no discharge of firearms within 150 ft. of a hard-surfaced roadway or 500 ft. of an occupied building. Please note hunting season for birds (pheasant, quail, and ruffed grouse) is from Oct. 19 - Nov. 30.
* Turkey may be hunted from April 29 - May 25, 2013 and Oct. 21 - Nov. 2, 2013.
* Coyote may be hunted Jan. 1 - March 8, 2013 and Oct. 19, 2013 - March 8, 2014.
* Bear may be hunted between Sept. 3 and Sept.21, 2013 and Nov. 4 and Nov. 23
* Archery season for deer extends from Oct. 21 to Nov. 30, 2013. Shotgun season is Dec. 2 to Dec. 14 and primitive firearms season is Dec. 16 to Dec. 31.
* Wearing some item of clothing in 'hunter orange' is strongly recommended during the above time periods.
3. Hunting is also ALLOWED within most of the New England Forestry Foundation parcels (bow hunting in Sabine Woods and Keyes Woods, but call 978-952-6856 to confirm) Groton Town Forest, Peter E. Bertozzi Wildlife Conservation Area along Squannacook River, Squannacook River Wildlife Management Area, adjoining Groton Town Forest, J. Harry Rich State Forest, and Mason Back 100 and Gamlin Crystal Spring areas on Old Dunstable Rd. owned by the Groton Conservation Trust. Please note that, in general, property belonging to the Trust is not open to hunting, but you are advised to contact them directly about their rules and regulations -email@example.com.