Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


October 25, 2012

News briefs


DPU will form a Grid Modernization Stakeholder Working Group to assist in developing a roadmap for advancing grid modernization in the Commonwealth.

The process will begin with a public workshop on Nov. 14.

High Plan Elementary craft fair

The High Plain Elementary School will hold a craft fair on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the school cafeteria, 333 High Plain Road.

Participants will be individuals who create their own craft.

Tables are $25 for adults, $10 for students. There is no fee to attend.

If you are interested in participating, contact Jill Sergeant at or 978-685-6248.

New regulations on turkey hunting, deer possession limit changes

Effective October 12, 2012, several new hunting regulations have been promulgated which expand wild turkey hunting opportunities across the state. These regulations take effect in time for the 2012 fall turkey hunting season.

Wildlife Management Zones (WMZ) 10, 11, and 12, which encompasses eastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod, will open for the fall wild turkey hunting season. Previously, the fall wild turkey hunting season was open in only WMZs 1-9 and 13; central and western Massachusetts and Martha’s Vineyard.

The statewide fall wild turkey hunting season has been lengthened from one week to a two- week season. Fall wild turkey hunting season will begin on the second to last Monday in October and continue for two weeks. The 2012 fall hunting season dates are Oct. 22 through Nov. 3.

Permissible shot sizes for wild turkey hunting have been expanded to include #7 shot. Formerly, shot sizes were limited to #4 to #6 for wild turkey hunting.

Fall wild turkey hunters are reminded that wild turkey hunting hours during this season begin one half hour before sunrise and end one half hour after sunset. Only those turkey hunters who did not harvest a season limit of two birds during the spring season are eligible for fall turkey hunting where one turkey of either sex may be harvested. All other regulations relative to wild turkey hunting apply.

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