All deer harvested during shotgun season MUST be checked at a traditional check station. Online checking will NOT be available during this time (December 2 – 14). Click here to find a checkstation .
2014 Licenses will be available for sale on December 2. An electronic version of the 2014 Guide to Hunting, Freshwater Fishing, & Trapping (Abstracts) is available now. 2013 Licenses are still available for purchase through the end of the year. Please Note: It is possible to purchase a 2013 or a 2014 license in December. Be sure to select the correct year when buying a license. Click on the link to view the Guide to 2013 Hunting, Freshwater Fishing & Trapping.
- Antlerless Deer Permit Update
Zone 10 & 11 Surplus Antlerless Deer Permits - SOLD OUT for this year.
- Migratory Bird Hunting in Massachusetts
Information on 2013-2014 season dates, bag limits, required stamps, HIP survey, and regulations for the 2013-2014 season.
- Game Check Information
New This Year! Check your game on line – no need to travel to a check station for most game, you can report it online. Exceptions are deer during the shotgun deer season and checking bobcat or otter. If you still want to visit a traditional check station, you can find a list of stations at this link.
- Quick Reference Guide to Hunting, Fishing & Trapping
A document with all hunting, trapping & freshwater fishing season dates in one place. Also includes a sunrise-sunset table, on line game checking instructions and other useful information. This is an external link.