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Yes. We ask that all owners follow these guidelines:
Hunting on Essex County Greenbelt Association (Greenbelt) land is presently allowed by permission only on a limited basis for white-tailed deer, waterfowl and certain game birds. Hunting for other species is prohibited on all Greenbelt properties until further notice. All permissions are issued prior to the opening of each hunting season. Permissions are rarely issued once the hunting seasons are underway.
The Director of Land Stewardship authorizes all hunting on Greenbelt land. Hunting permits will be issued only to active Greenbelt members. Permits are issued annually and previous permit holders are generally given preference. Permits are only valid for one calendar year/hunting season. The permit must be in the hunter’s possession at all times while hunting on a Greenbelt property. All Massachusetts laws apply.
Requests to obtain a hunting permission for 2017 should be submitted in writing via mail or email to:
Director of Land Stewardship
Essex County Greenbelt Association
82 Eastern Avenue
Essex, MA 01929
978-768-7241 ext. 14.
The letter/email to Greenbelt should include your contact information (with email address and cell phone number if available), as well as information about your hunting background, what species will be targeted, methods (archery or firearms), and what property or properties you wish to hunt on. Requests for access to a specific property are preferred and it is advised to contact the Director of Land Stewardship to determine the status of a property before you spend time and energy scouting. All requests will be dated upon arrival and filed. Requests for deer hunting will be reviewed annually around September 1st and permits sent out by Oct 15.
Generally, requests received after the opening of the archery season are deferred to the following year. The majority of deer hunting permissions are for the archery season only.
Maps of certain Greenbelt properties can be reviewed and/or purchased at our offices in Essex. Some maps are posted on our website. Membership information can be obtained at our offices or from our website at www.ecga.org. Contact the Director of Land Stewardship with questions.
Greenbelt is a 501c3 organization. Our tax ID is 04-2664297. Please contact us with any questions.
Art in the Barn will be held the second weeked of June each year. It is a juried exhibit and sale benefiting Greenbelt - 50% of sales go directly towards our mission of land conservation.
Interested artists should submit an application via email. Contact Shelley at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in sending in a submission. Applications are posted in March.
Yes, Greenbelt is committed to providing only a secure environment for financial transactions. All membership and donation payment forms on our website display their security certification information. We use a 3-year, 256-bit SSL certificate from GeoTrust SSL CA. You can view more information by visiting any of our membership or general donation payment pages and clicking on the GeoTrust logo or page security settings.
82 Eastern Avenue, Essex,
Greenbelt is grateful to several professional and staff photographers whose work is featured prominently within our website.
Thank you Jerry Monkman / ecophotography.com, Lynne Holton, Kindra Clineff, Adrian Scholes and John Raleigh.