Slideshow Featured Content

  • Hen Turkey

    Help Count Turkeys

    Got turkey families in the neighborhood? Help us count turkey groups containing hens and their young poults (broods) this summer (June – August)

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    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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  • Turtle Xing Harvard

    Turtle Crossing

    It’s egg laying time and turtles are found crossing roads and in backyards. Check out our turtle tips to help these ancient creatures survive now and into the future. 

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  • Fawn curl

    If you care, leave them there!

    Remember this if you come across young wildlife this spring.

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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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Seasonal Highlights

  • Sharks, Moths, and Arches, Oh My! –White shark research, moth identification and survey techniques, and historic arched stone railroad bridges on a state wildlife management area are featured in the #2 issue of Massachusetts Wildlife magazine . To subscribe, email mass.wildlife@state.ma.us, provide your name, mailing address, and subscription desired ($10/2 years, $6/1 year). We will bill you and send you this particular issue!

  • Report Summer Fish Kills! – With the onset of summer weather, lakes and ponds are warming up and in some bodies of water, you may discover a number of dead and dying fish. This can be a distressing event and can trigger concerns about pollution.  In many cases, the situation could be a “natural” cause of low oxygen, but to be sure, tell us what you found as soon as possible!  For information on who to contact when you discover a number of dead fish, visit When You Find a Fish Kill web page.

  • Antlerless Deer Permit Reminder  –  A friendly reminder to deer hunters that the deadline for applying for an antlerless deer permit is July 16, 2014. This permit is required for any deer hunter who wishes to hunt antlerless deer.  Log on to the MassFishHunt website at www.mass.gov/massfishhunt to apply OR visit a license vendor who can do this for you!