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    Habitat Management Grant and Public Site Walks

    MassWildlife announces $300K in grants for habitat management projects on private or municipal lands.

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  • 150 Years of Conservation

    MassWildlife turns 150 in 2016!

    Go to to learn about agency history and our anniversary speaker series.

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  • bear feeder

    Please Don’t Feed Bears!

    It’s time to take birdfeeders down. Eliminating food is the first step in preventing conflicts with bears and other wildlife.

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  • Northern Long-eared Bat Locations in Massachusetts

    The NHESP has published a map delineating regulatory habitat in Massachusetts for the Northern Long-eared Bat, federally listed April 2, 2015.

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  • Dickey Brook in Spring

    Massachusetts Wildlife Lands

    Experience the beauty of the changing seasons by visiting one of Massachusetts’ many state wildlife land properties.

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  • Massachusetts Wildlife Magazine Turns 60

    Massachusetts Wildlife magazine

    Massachusetts Wildlife magazine features award-winning photos and articles on the environment, conservation, fishing, hunting, natural history, and more.

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Seasonal Highlights

  • Public Invited to Habitat Site Walks on MassWildlife Lands in September/October in Southwick, Hanson/Halifax, Montague, Hardwick, Falmouth, Mashpee. Click here for details.
  • Visit the Black Bear Hunting web page for a detailed on regulations including allowable hunting implements for each of the 3 seasons, harvest reporting, hunting tips, and harvest data
  • 2016-2017 Migratory Bird Regulations are now available.
  • Antlerless Deer Permit Instant Award Period is Aug. 1 - Dec. 31. Hunters who applied for an Antlerless Deer Permit by the July 16th deadline must return to the MassFishHunt system to try to win a permit. Click here for full instructions.
  • Surplus Antlerless Deer Permits will go in sale by Wildlife Management Zones on the following days in October:
    • Zone 11 permits will go on sale Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 8 A.M.
    • Zone 10 permits will go on sale Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 8 A.M.
    • Zone 13 and 14 permits will go on sale Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8 A.M.
  • Looking for information about the endangered Timber Rattlesnake conservation plan? Get the facts here.