Massachusetts Waterfowl Stamp
All waterfowlers must purchase a federal and state waterfowl stamp (duck stamp) before hunting. The state stamp runs during the calendar year, expiring on the last day of the calendar year. The state stamp is NOT required for hunting woodcock, rails, snipe or American coot.
Artists interested in entering the state Waterfowl Stamp Competition may download the Waterfowl Stamp Contest Guidelines. A youth version of this contest, Mass. Junior Duck Stamp Program, is open to young people from grades K-12.
MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTERS NEED TO GET HIP!
Hunters Make the Difference! If you plan to hunt ducks, geese, sea ducks, brant, woodcock, snipe or rails, you must have a H.I.P. number (Harvest Information Program). This number is free. You need a new HIP number each calendar year. Non-resident woodcock and waterfowl hunters also need to get a Mass. HIP number each calendar year. More details on HIP.
Biologists need your cooperation to gather the information needed to conserve and manage our waterfowl, woodcock, snipe and rail populations. You will be helping to provide an accurate tally of the harvest of migratory game species, which in turn will be used to ensure proper management of these valuable wildlife resources and ensure migratory game bird hunting in the future.