Slideshow Featured Content

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Massachusetts Wildlife Magazine Cover Spread

    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

  • Don’t forget to check to see if you’ve won an antlerless deer permit!
    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. This is NOT a first-come first-served system. The odds of winning an Antlerless Deer Permit during the instant award period are the same whether a customer tries to win in August, September, or any time before December 31st
     

  • 2017-2018 Migratory Bird Regulations. pdf format of Migratory Game Bird Regulations
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    Note changes to daily bag limit: American Black Duck daily limit is now 2, Northern Pintail daily limit is now 1.
  • The 2016 deer harvest was the 3rd highest harvest on record, likely making up for the low 2015 harvest. Read more in the 2016 Deer Harvest Summary pdf format of 2016 Deer Harvest Summary
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  • View MassWildlife's Trail Policy.
  • 2017 Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping Season Dates pdf format of Seasons Summary 2017
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