AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE PROTECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF QUABBIN WATERSHED LANDS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 737 of the acts of 1972 is
hereby amended by adding the following definition:-
"Division", the division of fisheries and wildlife.
SECTION 2. Said chapter 737 is hereby further amended by striking
section 10 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 10. Hunting shall not be allowed in the Quabbin reservoir area
except in those areas specified by the commission for
the purposes of a deer management program as provided under the provisions of
The commission shall periodically review the
Quabbin reservoir lands with specific regard to the condition and
resiliency of the forest ecosystem. If the
commission shall determine that watershed management goals cannot be met
because of deer population impacts, the commission
shall, with the division, develop a deer management program which shall be
administered by the division and the commission.
The deer management program shall be administered pursuant to this act
and subject to such special rules and regulations as may be promulgated by
the commission with respect to watershed management and
by the division with respect to deer management, to insure adequate
protection of the public water supply.