Deer Hunting Information

Town Deer Management Areas

Discharge of Firearms in Andover is Prohibited. Bow Hunting for Deer Only by Permit from the Andover Conservation Department. Only the properties listed are open to hunting. The deer hunting season runs from October through December 31st. There is no hunting allowed on Sunday's in Massachusetts. Hunting is to be conducted from elevated stands and away from trails. Kiosks and major trail heads of the properties open to hunting will be posted as such. Hunting must be done  in accordance with the provisions under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 131. For more Information on Laws & Regulations visit Massachusetts Wildlife.

For Information regarding Massachusetts Deer Harvest Data

    Lottery winners will be notified no later than Friday, March 23rd. This notification will include all pertinent information to obtain your permit. 

    All new hunters to the program must pass a proficiency test prior their permit being issued.


Town of Andover Deer Management Areas

Reservation Map Notes
Bald Hill / Wood Hill Reservation & Haggett's Pond PDF

Bellevue Reservation PDF Portable stands only (none to be left unattended)
Fish Brook North Reservation PDF Also known as Fish Brook North - Bolian Reservation
Foster's Island Reservation PDF  
Fosters Pond PDF Hunting not allowed on the adjacent Fosters Pond Association land or the AVIS Goldsmith Reservation
Jenkins Quarry Reservation PDF Resident-only hunting, portable stands only (none to be left unattended)
Lightning Tree Reservation PDF Off South Street in Tewksbury, around the solar farm
Pole Hill Reservation PDF  
Pustell Reservation PDF Resident-only hunting, portable stands only (none to be left unattended)
Retelle Reservation PDF Also known as Al Retelle/Brundrette Reservation - Shelakis Farm
Serio's Grove Reservation PDF Resident-only hunting, weekdays only, portable stands only (none to be left unattended)
Virginia Hammond Reservation PDF  

Avis Land Deer Management Areas

Hunting on AVIS Land By Permit Only From the Andover Conservation Commission.
Reservation Map Notes
Behrakis Reservation   Adjacent to Spalding Reservation
Deer Jump Reservation Link -Between Launching Road and Fish Brook
-Tewskbury End Bordering The Behrakis and Spalding Reservations only.
Hammond Reservation Link Portable stands only (none to be left unattended)
Harold Rafton Reservation Link Must be 1000' away from the school building. Creek Bed is the boundary.
Nat Smith Reservation Link  
Peggy Keck Reservation Link  
Sanborn Reservation Link  
Skug River Reservation Link  
Spalding Reservation Link  
Wilkinson Reservation Link  Resident-only hunting, portable stands only (none to be left unattended).

Deer Hunt Proposal Presentation to the Board of Selectman

October 4, 2010 (Presentation Begins at 45 Minutes)

Presented by Hunter, Bob Dalton and the State Deer Biologist, Sonja Christiansen

Additional Resources

Andover Village Improvement Society


Mass Wildlife

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Andover Trails

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