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July 2017

Read the July MassWildlife Monthly Newsletter

2017 Fishing, Hunting, Trapping Season Dates

July 1–31: Quack, Quack, Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Newburyport A combination of the top 100 pieces of JDS art created by young people will be on exhibit at the Custom House Maritime Museum in Newburyport. Teachers and their students are invited to participate in the Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Program. JDS is designed to stimulate awareness and personal involvement in waterfowl & wetland conservation for students in grades K-12 through a student art project. The program helps students communicate visually what they have learned by creating an entry for the Junior Duck Stamp Program art contest. The art is judged in four age group categories in a statewide competition, and the entry judged Best of Show moves on to represent Massachusetts in the national JDS competition.  For more details on the Newburyport exhibit, contact Mike Mroz at 978-462-8681 or email mmroz@thechmm.org.

CANCELLED July 13: 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 16: Taunton River Watershed Association Family Fishing Festival, Berkley This is a free, non-competitive, family friendly, learn to fish event at Dighton Rock State Park, Bay View Ave, Berkley from 12:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M. No fishing license required.  Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. This event is in cooperation with the Department of Conservation and Recreation. For more information, contact Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@state.ma.us for more information.

July 18Fisheries and Wildlife Board Meeting, Plymouth – The July meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 10:00 A.M., at the Wildlands Trust (675 Long Pond Road, Plymouth, MA). 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 19: Family Fishing Clinic, Billerica – This is a free, non-competitive, learn to fish event. No fishing license required. Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours - limited equipment and bait will be provided at Nuttings Lake in Billerica from 6:00 P.M. 8:00 P.M. This event is in cooperation with the Billerica Recreation Department. Contact Donna Hansen at 978-671-0921 or dhansen@town.billerica.ma.us for more information.

July 22: Fishing Clinic at Neponset RiverFest, Dorchester – Learn to cast with MassWildlife at the Neponset RiverFest from 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. at the DCR Neponset II Park at 35 Granite Ave, Dorchester Center, MA. Try out a kayak or canoe on the Neponset River, explore a tidepool with the New England Aquarium, take a chance on a new fishing rod and reel, and much more! This is a free, family-friendly event, open to the public. Learn more about RiverFest

July 29--Women in the Outdoors Day, Auburn
Organized by the National Wild Turkey Federation Central Massachusetts Chapter and sponsored in part by MassWildlife's Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program, Women in the Outdoors (WITO) is day of interactive, educational, outdoor opportunities for women aged 13 and up. WITO is perfect for women interested in trying out new outdoor activities. With nearly 30 instructional classes, seminars, and activities, there’s something for everyone. Classes include Wilderness Survival, Birdwatching, Outdoor Photography, Rifle Marksmanship, Fly-Fishing 101, Game Processing, Intro to Fishing. The 2017 WITO event will be held on Saturday, July 29 at the Auburn Sportsman’s Club (50 Elm Street). Space is limited and registration is required. For a full list of classes and to register, please click here.

July 29: Houghtons Pond Family Fishing Festival, Milton – This is a free, non-competitive, family friendly, learn to fish event at Blue Hills Reservation, Picnic Area #5, Blue Hill River Rd, Milton from 10:00 A.M 1:00 P.M. No fishing license required.  Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. This event is in cooperation with the Department of Conservation and Recreation. For more information, contact the Blue Hills Reservation, Maggie Brown at maggie.brown@state.ma.us or Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@state.ma.us for more information.



September 2017

2017 Fishing, Hunting, Trapping Season Dates

September 1–30: Quack, Quack, Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Athol  A combination of the top 25 pieces of JDS art created by young people will be on exhibit at the Millers River Environmental Center in Athol. Teachers and their students are invited to participate in the Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Program. JDS is designed to stimulate awareness and personal involvement in waterfowl & wetland conservation for students in grades K-12 through a student art project. The program helps students communicate visually what they have learned by creating an entry for the Junior Duck Stamp Program art contest. The art is judged in four age group categories in a statewide competition, and the entry judged Best of Show moves on to represent Massachusetts in the national JDS competition.  For more details on the Athol exhibit, contact Dave Small at dave@dhsmall.net or www.atholbirdclub.org.   

September 9: “Hooked On Scouting” Family Fishing Festival, Russell – This is a free, non-competitive, family friendly, learn to fish event at Russell Pond in Camp Moses, Birch Hill Road in Russell from 10:00 A.M. 2:00 P.M.  No fishing license required.  Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours; limited equipment and bait will be provided. This event is in cooperation with the Boy Scouts of America Western MA Council. For more information, contact Tim Vogel at tim@tekoamountainoutdoors.com for more information.  

September 17: Fishing at the Massachusetts Outdoor Expo “The Big MOE”, Sturbridge This is a free, non-competitive, family friendly event. There will be equipment and bait provided at the fishing station. In cooperation with the Hamilton Rod & Gun Club in Sturbridge (24 Hamilton Rd.), 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. *Open to the public – contact Jim Lagacy at jim.lagacy@state.ma.us for more information. Click here for more details about the Big MOE.

September 20 – October 20: Quack, Quack, Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Easthampton A combination of the top 25 pieces of JDS art created by young people will be on exhibit at the MassAudubon’s Arcadia Sanctuary in Easthampton. Teachers and their students are invited to participate in the Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Program. JDS is designed to stimulate awareness and personal involvement in waterfowl & wetland conservation for students in grades K-12 through a student art project. The program helps students communicate visually what they have learned by creating an entry for the Junior Duck Stamp Program art contest. The art is judged in four age group categories in a statewide competition, and the entry judged Best of Show moves on to represent Massachusetts in the national JDS competition. For more details on the Easthampton exhibit, contact Patti Steinmann at 413-584-3009 x14.

September 30: Friends of Fearing Pond Family Fishing Festival, Plymouth This is a free, family friendly, learn to fish event. No fishing license required.   Bring your fishing equipment, or borrow ours - limited equipment and bait will be provided. In cooperation with the Friends Of Myles Standish State Forest and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) at Fearing Pond in the Myles Standish State Forest, Plymouth, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Contact Bill Vickstrom at wrvick@comcast.net for more information.


October 2017

2017 Fishing, Hunting, Trapping Season Dates

October 1–31: Quack, Quack, Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Athol –  A combination of the top 25 pieces of JDS art created by young people will be on exhibit at the Athol Public Library  in Athol. Teachers and their students are invited to participate in the Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Program. JDS is designed to stimulate awareness and personal involvement in waterfowl & wetland conservation for students in grades K-12 through a student art project. The program helps students communicate visually what they have learned by creating an entry for the Junior Duck Stamp Program art contest. The art is judged in four age group categories in a statewide competition, and the entry judged Best of Show moves on to represent Massachusetts in the national JDS competition.  For more details on the Athol exhibit, contact Dave Small at dave@dhsmall.net or www.atholbirdclub.org.   

October 1–29: Quack, Quack, Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, North Easton –  A combination of the top 25 pieces of JDS art created by young people will be on exhibit at the Borderland State Park in North Easton. Teachers and their students are invited to participate in the Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Program. JDS is designed to stimulate awareness and personal involvement in waterfowl & wetland conservation for students in grades K-12 through a student art project. The program helps students communicate visually what they have learned by creating an entry for the Junior Duck Stamp Program art contest. The art is judged in four age group categories in a statewide competition, and the entry judged Best of Show moves on to represent Massachusetts in the national JDS competition.  For more details on the North Easton exhibit, contact Ellenor Simmons at 508-238-6566.  

October 15 – November 15: Quack, Quack, Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Art Exhibit, Lawrence –  A combination of the top 25 pieces of JDS art created by young people will be on exhibit at the Lawrence Heritage State Park  in Lawrence. Teachers and their students are invited to participate in the Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) Program. JDS is designed to stimulate awareness and personal involvement in waterfowl & wetland conservation for students in grades K-12 through a student art project. The program helps students communicate visually what they have learned by creating an entry for the Junior Duck Stamp Program art contest. The art is judged in four age group categories in a statewide competition, and the entry judged Best of Show moves on to represent Massachusetts in the national JDS competition.  For more details on the Lawrence exhibit, contact Jim Beauchesne at 978-794-1665.


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