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July 2015

Read the July MassWildlife Monthly Newsletter

2015 Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Season Summary pdf format of Seasons Summary 2015

July 1, 8, 12, 15, 19: New England Plant Communities, multiple locations – Dr. Patricia Swain, MassWildlife Natural Community Ecologist, will teach a class as part of the New England Wildflower Society’s summer program. For a relatively small region, New England boasts an astonishing variety of plant communities, ranging from freshwater and tidal wetlands to coastal dunes, grasslands, forests, and montane. Learn how soil, topography, moisture, geological conditions, glaciation, and historical use affect the vegetation of each community. We will study each community’s dominant canopy, structure, range, and characteristic species, then apply this knowledge in the field. The Wednesday events (July 1, 8, 15) tale place from 6-8:30 P.M., and Sunday events (July 12, 19) take place from 10 A.M.-2 P.M. Fee: $224 (Member) / $280 (Nonmember) Click here to learn more about registration and CEUs. Space is limited.

July 9: Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Advisory Committee Meeting, Westborough – The meeting will take place at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Field Headquarters Office located at 1 Rabbit Hill Road in Westborough from 1:30- 4:30 P.M. in the Southwest Meeting Room, Room #103. Please note: If you have a disability or medical condition and would like to request special accommodations, please contact Susan Sacco at 508-389-6342.

July 15: Fisheries and Wildlife Board Meeting, Wareham – The July meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on July 15 at 11AM at the A.D. Makepeace Company Headquarters at 158 Tihonet Road, Wareham MA 02571. Please note: If you have a disability or medical condition and would like to request special accommodations, please contact Susan Sacco at 508-389-6342.

July 18, 19: Becoming an Outdoors Family Camping Weekend, Carver – Do you want to take your family camping, but need a little help? Then come join us for a beginners’ camp-out this summer! Camp at Myles Standish State Forest! Camp-out participants will enjoy camp sites that are surrounded by woods that slope down to the banks of the crystal clear fresh water Barretts Pond. At $30 per family, campers are invited to take part in the many guided activities throughout the weekend at Myles Standish State Forest including a learn to camp session, fishing, storytelling, a campfire, and more! You bring your tent and sleeping bags – we’ll provide the fun! Click here for more information and registration materials. pdf format of Becoming an Outdoors Family Camping Registration
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July 19: The Taunton River Watershed Alliance Family Fishing Day, Berkley – This event is cosponsored by the MassWildlife Angler Education Program and the Taunton River Watershed Alliance at Dighton Rock State Park – Bay View Ave., Berkley, 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.  This is a free, non-competitive, family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours - limited equipment and bait will be provided. *Open to the public – Contact Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@state.ma.us

July 25: Women In The Outdoors (WITO) Event, Auburn – With over 25 courses offered, there is something for everyone at the WITO event: archery, fly fishing, kayaking, shooting, outdoor photography, wilderness survival, and more! Located at Auburn Sportsman's Club, the WITO event is designed for women 13 years and older.​ Please click here for full course offerings and registration information.

July 25: Houghton's Pond Family Fishing Festival, Canton – This event is Cosponsored by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (Blue Hills Reservation), at Houghtons Pond – Picnic Area #5 Blue Hill River Rd. Milton, 9:00am – 12:00pm. This is a free, non-competitive, family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours - limited equipment and bait will be provided. Open to the public – Contact the Blue Hills Reservation - Ray McKinnon at 617-727-4573 x 310 or ray.mckinnon@state.ma.us or Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@state.ma.us                                 


August 2015

2015 Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Season Summary pdf format of Seasons Summary 2015

 

 


September 2015

2015 Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Season Summary pdf format of Seasons Summary 2015

September 10: Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Advisory Committee Meeting, Westborough – The meeting will take place at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Field Headquarters Office located at 1 Rabbit Hill Road in Westborough from 1:30- 4:30 P.M. in the Southwest Meeting Room, Room #103. Please note: If you have a disability or medical condition and would like to request special accommodations, please contact Susan Sacco at 508-389-6342.

September 12: Harold Parker State Forest Family Fishing Festival, Andover – This free, non-competitive, family friendly, learn-to-fish event will take place at Sudden Pond in the Harold Parker State Forest from 9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Bring your own fishing equipment, or borrow ours- limited equipment and bait will be provided. *Open to the public Contact the Harold Parker State Forest at 978-686-3391.

September 20: Massachusetts Outdoor Expo “The Big MOE”, Sturbridge – This event is cooperation with the Hamilton Rod & Gun Club in Sturbridge (24 Hamilton Rd.), 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. This is a free, non-competitive, family friendly event. There will be equipment and bait provided at the fishing station. *Open to the public – Contact Gary Zima at gary.zima@state.ma.us

September 20- October 27: Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Exhibit, Easthampton –  A combination of the top 100 pieces of art from the Junior Duck Stamp Program will be on display at the MA Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, located at 127 Combs Road, Easthampton. For more information, contact Patti Steinman at (413) 584-3009x14. Help support the Junior Duck Stamp Program! Proceeds from the purchase of the $5 Junior Duck Stamp are used to support the program and go toward youth conservation education, awards for students and/or schools participating in the  program, and marketing of  the JDS  program. You may purchase stamps from the U.S. Postal Service website (www.usps.com) or Amplex Corporation (www.duckstamp.com/mm5).

September 26: Friends of Myles Standish State Forest 8th Annual “Take Me Fishin’!” Event, Plymouth – This event is at Fearing Pond in Myles Standish State Forest in Plymouth, 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. This is a free, non-competitive, family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours - limited equipment and bait will be provided. *Open to the public – Contact Rose Mellino at rosemellino@gmail.com


October 2015

2015 Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Season Summary pdf format of Seasons Summary 2015

October 8: Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Advisory Committee Meeting, Westborough – The meeting will take place at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Field Headquarters Office located at 1 Rabbit Hill Road in Westborough from 1:30- 4:30 P.M. in the Southwest Meeting Room, Room #103. Please note: If you have a disability or medical condition and would like to request special accommodations, please contact Susan Sacco at 508-389-6342.


November 2015

2015 Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Season Summary pdf format of Seasons Summary 2015

November 12: Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Advisory Committee Meeting, Westborough – The meeting will take place at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Field Headquarters Office located at 1 Rabbit Hill Road in Westborough from 1:30- 4:30 P.M. in the Southwest Meeting Room, Room #103. Please note: If you have a disability or medical condition and would like to request special accommodations, please contact Susan Sacco at 508-389-6342.


December 2015

2015 Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Season Summary pdf format of Seasons Summary 2015

December 10: Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Advisory Committee Meeting, Westborough – The meeting will take place at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Field Headquarters Office located at 1 Rabbit Hill Road in Westborough from 1:30- 4:30 P.M. in the Southwest Meeting Room, Room #103. Please note: If you have a disability or medical condition and would like to request special accommodations, please contact Susan Sacco at 508-389-6342.


 

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