Deer Committee

Staff Contact Position Phone
Mary Hopkins Administrative Assistant 978-369-0336
Representing Term
Alex Parra, Vice-Chair Conservation Commission 2020
Todd Thorsen, Secretary Board of Health 2020
Jonathan DeKock, Chair Trails Committee 2020
John Keating Citizen at Large 2020
Barney Arnold Board of Selectmen 2020
Dejan Bojanic Deer Agent 2020
Detective Andrew Corwin Carlisle Police Department Representative 2020

To view the video of the Public Information Session held on July 31, 2019, please click HERE.

2018 Deer Hunt Presentation HERE.

2019 Regulations may be found HERE.

2019 Proposed Charter may be found HERE.

A letter of explanation for the proposed 2019 regulation changes can be found HERE.

2018 Deer Hunting Regulations on Town of Carlisle Land adopted on 4/10/2018


  • 7 members / 1 year term


The Carlisle Deer Committee meets on the first Wednesday of the each month at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 66 Westford Street, Carlisle MA, 01741.


The working group will collect information about deer hunting programs from other towns, land trusts and agencies such as the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service which currently allows hunting on the refuge and establish a proposed policy as to how deer hunting might be implemented in the Town of Carlisle. Example topics that might be covered by the policy may include

  1. Which parcels of land would be open to hunting;
  2. Location restrictions within the parcels of land with respect to borders, trails, natural features, etc.;
  3. Qualifications of hunters;
  4. The permitting process;
  5. Permitting fees;
  6. Authority of the Conservation Commission;

The need for a game warden or another enforcement official; and any other aspects related to deer hunting that might be discovered during the process of investigating these matters.

It is envisioned that the work product output by the working group would be a proposed set of regulations that would be brought before the Board of Selectmen, Board of Health, and Conservation Commission for comment. After receiving comment from the various boards, at least one public forum would be hosted by the working group to discuss the proposed regulations with the public and receive feedback for incorporation into a final version to be brought before town meeting.

The working group will include one bow hunter with demonstrated qualifications. Preferably the bow hunter would have significant experience bow hunting on public land in residential towns. The working group will also include one member designated to represent the Board of Health; one member designated to represent the Conservation Commission; one representative from the Police Department, one member from the Citizens at Large, one member from the Trails Committee, and one member designated to represent the Board of Selectmen.