Hunting & Freshwater Fishing Laws
Here is where you can find information on hunting, freshwater fishing and trapping season dates, laws and other related information. Please note there are several versions of the Guide to Hunting, Freshwater Fishing and Trapping and a Quick Reference document that lists season dates in one place.
2013 Hunting, Freshwater Fishing, & Trapping Regulation Publications
Guide to 2013 Hunting, Freshwater Fishing & Trapping -- The complete guide in HTML format and includes the full content of the printed guide available at license vendor locations. This is an external link to the Guide's publisher.
2012-13 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations - This publication contains the hunting seasons and bag limits for migratory game birds (ducks, geese, woodcock and other migratory game birds). These regulations are set annually by the Fisheries and Wildlife Board in late August.
Do you need a document showing all hunting, trapping & freshwater fishing season dates in one place? The Quick Reference Guide to Hunting,Fishing & Trapping (968 KB) is a handy 4-page color publication containing summaries of the hunting, fishing and trapping seasons and bag limits, Sportfish Awards information, Sunrise-Sunset table and contact information for the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and the Environmental Police. This is an external link.
Saltwater Anglers -- As of 2011, recreational saltwater anglers must purchase a MA Saltwater fishing permit from the Division of Marine Fisheries. More information on this law and other marine fisheries regulations can be found at the Division of Marine Fisheries website.