Bulletin board: Day 2 of the Massachusetts shotgun deer hunting season

Martin Philip, of White River Junction, Vt., pauses to listen while hunting deer on a friend’s property in Norwich, Vt., earlier this month.

Martin Philip, of White River Junction, Vt., pauses to listen while hunting deer on a friend’s property in Norwich, Vt., earlier this month. Alex Driehaus

Staff Reports

Published: 11-28-2023 6:56 PM

Modified: 11-28-2023 7:42 PM


It was an impressive day for Hans Harris, as the Petersham resident checked two deer at Flagg’s Bait & Tackle in Orange to highlight Day 2 of the Massachusetts shotgun deer hunting season locally.

Harris recorded two of the 68 deer checked at Franklin County reporting stations on Tuesday. He took a 171-pound, eight-point buck, as well as an eight-point, 130-pounder.

Orange’s Wade Powling had also reported two deer in one day at Flagg’s, when he harvested a 159-pound, eight-pointer to go with a 95-pound doe on Monday.

Here’s the complete Tuesday list of the four Franklin County checking stations, including Monday totals from Flagg’s and Sunderland Hatchery.

Gould’s Sugarhouse,
Shelburne Falls (23)

Tuesday: Eric Savoie, Colrain, 160, 2; Aaron Rutz, Buckland, 104, 2; Ed Malinowski, Hatfield, 165, 9; Richard Miner, Buckland, 103, 5; Robert Moran, East Longmeadow, 143, 6; Patrick Yarnell, Billerica, 89, button buck; Jeffrey Belanger, Deerfield, 152, 8; Bryan Albano, Newton, 166, 9; Michael Brothers, Monroe Bridge, 100, 2; Jeffrey King, Heath, 114, 8; Andrew Conant, Greenfield, 136, doe; Bradford Lackey, Jacksonville, Vt., 117, 6; Joshua Jordan, Pittsfield, 93, 1; Peter Wimmelman, Wilmington, Vt., 144, 8; Cody Belval, Ashfield, 130, 7; Jason Clark, Heath, 123, 3; Rodney McBride, Shelburne, 106, 2; Troy Fortin, Charlemont, 159, 6; William Sanders, Turners Falls, 106, 1; Christian Yobst, Jacksonville, Vt., 119, 3; Kaylea Hitt, Whittingham, Vt., 121, 5; Connor Weeks, Dummerston, Vt., 99, 4; David Clayton, Jamaica, Vt., 94, 2.

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Bitzer Hatchery, Montague (14)

Tuesday: Jason Watroba, Millers Falls, 87, doe; Jonathan Rawls, Blythewood, S.C., 108, 4; William Reardon, Sr., Northfield, 94, 2; Mitch Penfield, Greenfield, 134, 8; Aaron Bordner, Northfield, 118, 5; Philip Desbien, Turners Falls, 140, 5; Kenneth Morin, Turners Falls, 123, 6; Barry Kuzmeskus, Conway, 165, 10; Andrew Howard, Leverett, 133, 6; Dustin Williams, Leverett, 123, 9; Eric Gibson, Mahopac, N.Y., 123, 8; Matthew Thornton, Belchertown, 122, 5; William Stratford, Leverett, 89, doe; Eric Markol, Montague, 140, 8.

Sunderland Hatchery (13)

Tuesday (13): Justin Baronas, Whately, 121, 6; Timothy Baj, Hadley, 142, 6; Lisewski, Conway, 115, doe; Paul Fitzgibbon, Hadley, 105, 4; James Russell, Sunderland, 109, 5; Craig Scarfo, Amherst, 110, 6; Raymond Rex IV, Hadley, 100, doe; Joseph Rex, Hadley, 105, doe; Christopher Brothers, Whately, 161, 7; Jon Flanders, Conway, 103, 3; Sara Jenney, Wendell, 104, 4; Patrick Jernigan, Leverett, 150, 10; Drey Upsher-Obear, Montague, 50, doe.

Monday (13): Roger Kennedy, Hebron, Conn., 102, 2; Tyler Samson, West Suffield, Conn., 143, 6; Raymond Russell, Hadley, 107, 4; Michael Sicard, Chesterfield, 100, 2; Robert Telega, Sunderland, 116, 4; Peter Matuszko, Hadley, 122, 4; Ronald Wetherby, South Deerfield, 103, 6; Peter Reynolds, Whately, 120, 6; Brody Wood, Leverett, 88, 2; Colin Pettis, South Deerfield, 170, 5; Frank Thornton, Amherst, 171, 10; Gregory Bernier, Amherst, 170, 9; Gary Best, South Deerfield, 75, button buck.

Flagg’s Bait & Tackle, Orange (18)

Tuesday (18): Miller Richardson, Orange, 155, 7; Joseph Goody, Orange, 100, 2; Hans Harris, Petersham, 130, 8; Hans Harris (2), Petersham, 171, 8; Joshua Kirley, Warwick, 136, 8; Timothy Racie, Petersham, 154, 9; Michael Stange, Athol, 110, doe; Patrick Allsobrooks, Templeton, 148, 10; Joshua Chapin, Warwick, 113, doe; Paul Zilinski, Gill, 112, doe; Tyler Zilinski, Erving, 114, 2; Dylan Mailloux, Erving, 61, button buck; Paul Mallet, New Salem, 163, 6; Patrick Richard, Columbia, S.C., 97, 2; Ralph Carey, Leverett, 176, 8; Richard Clark, Petersham, 79, button buck; Todd Duga, Athol, 146, 10; Dennis Brooks Jr., Orange, 191, 9.

Monday (25): Robert Lanoue, Athol, 180, 11; Seth Woodbury, Athol, 163, 12; Troy Leslie, Phillipston, 143, 8; Richard Gauvin, Orange, 111, 6; Collin Walsh, Hopkinton, 137, 6; Nicholas Chandler, New Salem, 108, 4; Anthony Cali, Fitchburg, 121, 4; Jordan Vescovi, Athol, 140, 7; Cody Hamlett, Athol, 122, 5; Bruce Dubrule Jr., Shelburne Falls, 132, 5; Robert Lanagan, New Salem, 118, 3; Dustin Fisher, Orange, 99, 2; Joel Fallano, Rockland, 134, 4; Wade Powling, Orange, 95, doe; Wade Powling (2), Orange, 159, 8; Gabriel Murphy, Athol, 117, doe; Stacy Clark, Athol, 114, 2; Chester Hall IV, New Salem, 157, 8; Daniel Emerson, Shutesbury, 71, button buck; Stephen Beachell, Enfield, Conn., 139, 9; John Czarnowski, Ashburnham, 97, doe; Brayden Burgielewicz, Easthampton, 142, 8; Ryan Piragis, Athol, 162, 7; Richard  Wilder Jr., Wendell, 196, 13; Sean Chilmark, Templeton, 107, 3.