Hopkins Memorial Forest will be open to deer hunting by special permit during the 12-day shotgun season, Nov. 28 to Dec. 10, excluding Sunday, Dec. 4. A limited number of complimentary permits will be issued to hunters from local communities.

Due to possible conflicts with other forest uses, no other hunting is allowed in Hopkins Forest.

Applications can be obtained from the Center for Environmental Studies at Williams College, 55 Mission Park Drive, Williamstown, MA 01267, 413-597-2346, or by e-mailing ajones@williams.edu.

Applications are due back to the Center by Nov. 1. They will be evaluated on a first-come, first served basis and permits will be issued to selected hunters by mid-November.

The College gives preference in awarding permits to its neighbors; although, in the past, hunters have come from across the state to hunt.