Bulletin board: Day 5 of the Massachusetts shotgun deer hunting season sees 38 deer checked locally

Jared Bornstein walks through the woods while deer hunting Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, in Turner, Maine.

Jared Bornstein walks through the woods while deer hunting Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, in Turner, Maine. AP FILE

Staff Reports

Published: 12-01-2023 6:55 PM

Modified: 12-01-2023 6:55 PM

Day 5 of the Massachusetts shotgun deer hunting season saw 38 deer reported Friday at Franklin County checking stations.

New Salem’s Robert Lanagan reported the largest deer on Friday, checking a 187-pound, eight-point buck at Flagg’s Bait & Tackle in Orange.

Here’s the full list of deer reported from Friday (hunter’s name, hometown, weight of deer and number of points):

Gould’s Sugarhouse, Shelburne (18)

FridayAustin Valle, West Springfield, 174, 7; Craig Gerry, Heath, 139, 8; Jeremy Ballantine, West Dover, Vt., 163, 8; Steven Richard, West Enfield, Maine, 137, 7; Cody Underwood, Colrain, 110, 0; Jacob Smead, Deerfield, 126, doe; Owen Mercer, Dracut, 100, 2; John Letourneau, Bernardston, 132, 8; Glen Dean, Charlemont, 174, 10; James Whitman, Erving, 97, 2; Bernard Hopkins III, Charlemont, 137, 6; Mark Patenaude, Colrain, 100, 3; Mark Gebo, Brattleboro, Vt., 128, 2; Lawrence Gebo, Ferrisburgh, Vt., 138, 5; Kyle Baker, Leyden, 153, 8; Bruce Tennyson, Jr., Shelburne, 118, 8; Bryan Clark, Goshen, 104, 3; Kevin Clark, Hawley, 97, 2.

Bears (2)Brian Johnston, Colrain, 112; Nelson Lanoue, Charlemont, 130.

Thursday lateEthan Thrower, Shelburne, 106, 2; Douglas Anngar, Charlemont, 113, 4; Norman Star, Charlemont, 135, 5.

Flagg’s Bait & Tackle, Orange (8)

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Friday: Travis Ayotte, Goshen, N.H., 133, 7; Robert Lanagan, New Salem, 187, 8; Wesley St.Hilaire, Petersham, 105, doe; Gabriel Vorce, Orange, 113, doe; Sean Chilmark, Templeton, Calif., 132, doe; Dennis Joyner, Waterford, Conn., 178, 11; Jimmy Morin, Orange, 78, doe; Zachary Geyster, Orange, 123, 7.

Bitzer Hatchery, Montague (6)

Friday: Robert Menko, Greenfield, 135, 6; Thomas Vollinger, Arlington, Vt., 96, 3; Lance Bristol, Greenfield, 121, doe; Victor Lamountain Jr., Greenfield, 96, 3; Jonathan Rastallis, Montague, 113, doe; Kerry Mills, Greenfield, 102, 1.

Sunderland Hatchery (6)

Friday: Scott Parsons, Hadley, 130, doe; Jared Bielunis, Hatfield, 132, 5; Richard Kostanski, South Deerfield, 141, doe; Michael Reardon, Montague, 56, doe; Kyle Jordan, Palmetto, Fla., 145, 8; Neal Woodard, Leverett, 100, 4.


Shelburne Falls results

Bowling Alley high score results for the week ending December 1 are as follows:

Sunday Scotch Doubles: High Single- Scott and Kendall Schneider 109; High Triple- Kyle Leger and Justin Moffatt 297.

Monday Mixed League: Women’s High Single- Missy Finn 108; Women’s High Triple- Marilyn Wilson 281. Men’s High Single- Nick Brown 127; Men’s High Triple- John Rodgers 323.

Wednesday Mixed League: Women’s High Single- Shelbea Williams and Tami Garland 101; Women’s High Triple- Sam Purinton 276. Men’s High Single- Erich Price 105; Men’s High Triple- Erich Price 294.

Thursday Mixed Social: Women’s High Single- Darlene Blank 94; Women’s High Triple- Paula Bird 245. Men’s High Single- Nick Brown 111; Men’s High Triple- Nick Brown 312.


John Kaczenski leads the pack at the Greenfield Elks Pitch League, which concluded its seventh week of the season on Wednesday at the Greenfield Elks Club.

Kaczenski (25), Buzzy Blanchard (23) and Monroe Phillips (22) were the top three.