Each year we get many calls about gunshots at the beginning of hunting season.  This is still a somewhat rural community and there are many legal places to hunt. If you feel the hunters are too close to your residence or on your property and you do not want them there, please feel free to contact the Police Department. The season for  opossums and raccoons is presently open.  The season for many other species (including grey squirrel, rabbits, pheasants, quail, and grouse), opens October 18th . The Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife Hunting Abstracts can be found here. Fall Turkey season opens October 27th, and Black bear  season opens November 3. No hunting is allowed on Sunday . Hunters are reminded that they can not discharge a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling or 150 feet of a road, nor can they remain on property that is posted or where they have been asked to leave. Also- all firearms MUST be locked when not in use ( free gun locks are available at the Police Department.