- Rusty Blackbird Migration Blitz- MassWildlife needs your help documenting Rusty Blackbirds during spring migration! The Rusty Blackbird has undergone one of the most precipitous declines documented for any species in North America. Since the mid 1900s, the population is thought to have declined by 85%, and the cause largely remains a mystery. Very little is known about the migratory habits of this species, and the goal of the Rusty Blackbird Migration Blitz is to gain a better understanding of the species requirements during migration. To report your Rusty Blackbird sighting, learn more about the project, and review identification tips, click here. If you are interested in participating and have questions, contact MassWildlife Ornithologist Andrew Vitz at Andrew.email@example.com or (508) 389- 6394.
- Spring Turkey Season
Spring Turkey Season runs from April 27- May 23, 2014. Hunters are reminded that online harvest reporting is available (go to: mass.gov/massfishhunt, click here for detailed instructions). Harvested birds may also be reported in person – go to mass.gov/dfw/checkstation for a map of check stations around the state.
- 2014 Hunter Survey Announcement
During February and March, hunters who have included their email address with their MassFishHunt profile will receive an email invitation to participate a hunter survey. MassWildlife biologists use data from this anonymous survey to understand hunter preferences and efforts and to aid in management of all game species.
Click to view these related materials :
2015 Licenses are available for purchase now. View an electronic version of the 2015 Guide to Hunting, Freshwater Fishing, & Trapping (Abstracts).