Game Check Stations
The Quick Links box at the right will direct you to game check stations for animals that must be sealed. At the bottom of this page there is also a link to fish weigh stations for anglers who are participating in the Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program.
ONLINE GAME CHECK AVAILABLE DURING SPRING TURKEY SEASON
Attach the tag to your turkey immediately upon harvesting the animal.
2. Check your turkey at a traditional check station or on the MassFishHunt system within 48 hours of harvest (BEFORE the game is processed for food or for taxidermy)
New information about checking your turkey online can be found in the 2013 Guide to Hunting, Fishing and Trapping on pages 8-11 or at the e-regulations web link.
Turkey hunters will still have the option of bringing their bird to
a traditional game check station. An updated list of game check stations
is posted on the website.
Furbearer Checking Requirements for Trappers
New information about checking your furbearers online can be found in the 2013 Guide to Hunting, Fishing and Trapping on pages 8-11 or at the e-regulations web link.
Game Possession Requirements for Meat Processors and Taxidermists
Meat processors and taxidermists shall only possess bear, beaver, bobcat,
coyote, deer, fisher, fox, mink, otter or wild turkey with an official
metal or plastic seal affixed to the carcass or furbearer pelt. Do NOT
accept any of the above listed game animals that are not sealed with
a Division official seal.
Fish Weigh Stations
Anglers who want to weigh their fish for the Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program can visit the fish weigh station page for participating weigh station locations or use any certified scale to which they have access.
Anglers who believe they have broken a state record must present their fish in its entirety (whole) to qualified fisheries personnel at MassWildlife Field Headquarters in Westborough or at any of the five MassWildlife District offices.