Slideshow Featured Content

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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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  • Rainbow trout

    Fall Trout Stocking

    67,900 rainbow and 6,000 brown trout will be stocked around the state this fall. Almost all are 12+ inches, many are 14+ inches.

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    Get out and enjoy your wildlife lands!

    With beautiful Wildlife Management Areas in all region of the state, there’s no excuse to stay indoors!

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  • hunter orange

    Get Your Orange On!

    Be safe and be seen while outdoors this fall and winter. Learn more about “hunter orange” and other outdoor safety tips.

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Seasonal Highlights

  • Successful hunters may report (“check”) their harvest online using the MassFishHunt system or by going to a traditional checkstation. For detailed instructions and locations see: game check information, checkstation map.

  • Sunday Hunting Still Prohibited
    Hunting on Sundays is still prohibited in Massachusetts. A bill to allow bowhunting on Sundays had been passed by the House in June of 2014 but did not get passed by the full legislature. Consider sharing this information with hunting friends, clubs, and other sporting groups.

  • 2014-15 Migratory Game Bird Regulations Available Now pdf format of 2014-15 Waterfowl ABS
– Bag limits and hunting seasions for migratory game birds (woodcock, ducks, geese, snipe, coot, and rails), plus waterfowl hunting zones.