Daily Archives: July 30, 2009

Uneventful ’09

Chalk it up as another disappointing year on the Connecticut River anadromous-fish front. With the Holyoke fish-lift closed for the 2009 season, a total of 76 Atlantic salmon and 162,067 American shad were counted in the river. Add to that the fact that blueback herring have virtually disappeared and it’s starting to look very bleak. […]

New Turkey Standard

The 2009 Massachusetts spring turkey harvest did indeed break 3,000 for the first time on record. The final harvest of 3,072 includes 45 during the inaugural pre-season Youth Hunt. The preliminary harvest released in early June was 3,090, 43 by youths. Discrepancies between preliminary and official harvest are common. The preliminary figure is the fruit […]

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