- All Deer Must Be Reported at a Check Station During Shotgun Season
All deer harvested Nov. 30 – Dec. 12 MUST be checked at a traditional check station. Online harvest reporting is NOT available during this time. Reporting deer at check stations during these two weeks allows biologists to collect valuable biological information needed for deer management. Click here to find a checkstation.
- NEW: Shotgun Bear Season
Hunters afield during the shotgun deer season can now take a bear in any zone. Don't forget your required $5 bear permit! Hunters must wear 500 square inches of blaze orange. Only hunting implements that may be used for hunting deer may be used for bear; no rifles or handguns. Bears harvested during the shotgun season may be reported online. Click here to read more.
- Antlerless Deer Permits: Log into the MassFishHunt system to try to win a permit. This is NOT a first-come first-served system; hunters can try to win a permit any time between August 1 and December 31. Surplus Antlerless Deer Permits are still available for Zones 13 & 14. Click here for Antlerless Deer Permit details.
- 2015-16 Migratory Bird Regulations are now available.
- 2015 Season Summaries - A convenient summary of the hunting, fishing and trapping season dates for the year.