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  • Sportfishing Award Winners

    Sportfishing Award Winners

    Congratulations to Angler of the Year Mark Mohan Jr. of Pembroke and Youth Angler of the Year Jake Souza of Berkley. Learn how to submit your trophy catch in 2015!

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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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  • autumn road WMA

    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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  • female cardinal

    Give a gift on the wild side!

    Give a gift on the wild side! Consider a wildlife-related gift for the outdoor or wildlife enthusiast on your holiday list.

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Seasonal Highlights

  • All deer harvested during shotgun season (DEC. 1-13, 2014) MUST be checked at a traditional checkstation . Online checking will NOT be available during this time. Reporting deer at checkstations during these two weeks allows biologists to collect valuable biological information needed for deer management.


  • 2014 Season Summary

    Seasons Summary 2014 pdf format of Seasons Summary 2014
- A convenient summary of the hunting, fishing and trapping season dates for the year.

  • 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.

  • All 2014 Hunter Education Courses are complete.

    The season has ended. Check back in December for information on the 2015 schedule or subscribe to be notified of courses being held in your area.

  • 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.