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August 2015

Read the August MassWildlife Monthly Newsletter

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

August 8: DAR State Forest Fishing Clinic, Goshen: Join us with the Department of Conservation and Recreation for a fishing clinic at Upper Highland Lake in DAR State Forest in Goshen from 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. This is a free, non-competitive, family friendly, learn to fish event. Bring your own 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 or 508-389-6309.

August 11: Fisheries and Wildlife Board Meeting and Public Hearing, Belchertown – The August meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on August 11at 11AM at the Quabbin Reservoir, 485 Ware Road, in the Blue Meadow Conference Center, Blue Meadow Road, Belchertown. A public hearing will follow the Board meeting at the same location, at 2:00 PM to establish rules and regulations relative to the 2015-2016 migratory game bird seasons and methods of take. 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.

August 21 30: MassWildlife at the Marshfield Fair, Marshfield – Visit the MassWildlife exhibit while you enjoy the Marshfield Fair. Learn about some of the common wildlife living in your neighborhood and get your wildlife and outdoor recreation questions answered by MassWildlife staff. Click here for more information about the Marshfield Fair.

August 21 and 24:  New England Cottontail Habitat Management Walks, Sandisfield and Granville – MassWildlife Habitat Biologist, Marianne Piché, along with Natural Resources Conservation Services and Department of Conservation and Recreation Service Forestry staff will lead walks at two project sites. They will discuss New England Cottontail conservation, habitat management planning, funding, and permitting. One walk will be hosted by Chad Pease and the other by Charlie Sheets; two landowners who have completed habitat management on their properties. Join us to see these conservation efforts and learn what you can do to become involved! The walks will take place from 5:30 – 7:00 P.M. at 228 Sandisfield Rd. in Sandisfield on August 21 and on Main Rd. (0.1 miles east of Sheets Rd.) in Granville on August 24. Be prepared for a short walk on level but uneven and muddy terrain. Contact Marianne at 508-389-6313 or via email, marianne.piche@state.ma.us for more details.

August 29: Upton State Forest Anniversary Celebration, Upton – Join DCR and Friends of the Upton State Forest for an event celebrating the 80th anniversary of State Park designation of Upton State Forest and the opening of Camp SP-25, Civilian Conservation Corps. Did you know MassWildlife staff once worked at Upton State Forest in the Phillips Wildlife Lab in the 1940’s through 1955? MassWildlife staff will host a display at the celebration to share historical information about the agency. Click here for more information. pdf format of Upton State Forest Anniversary


September 2015

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

September 1 October 31: Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Exhibit, Athol – A combination of the top 100 pieces of art from the Junior Duck Stamp Program will be on display at the Athol Bird and Nature Club’s Millers River Environmental Center in Athol. For more information, contact Dave Small at dave@dhsmall.net  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 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 10 13: MassWildlife at the Franklin County Fair, Greenfield – Visit the MassWildlife exhibit while you enjoy the Franklin County Fair. Learn about some of the common wildlife living in your neighborhood and get your wildlife and outdoor recreation questions answered by MassWildlife staff. Click here for more information about the Franklin County Fair.

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) 584-3009 x 14. 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 1 October 29: Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Exhibit, North Easton – A combination of the top 100 pieces of art from the Junior Duck Stamp Program will be on display at Borderland State Park in North Easton. For more information, contact Ellenor Simmons at (508) 238-6566. 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).

October 2 12: MassWildlife at the Topsfield Fair, Topsfield – Visit the MassWildlife exhibit while you enjoy the Topsfield Fair. Learn about some of the common wildlife living in your neighborhood and get your wildlife and outdoor recreation questions answered by MassWildlife staff. Click here for more information about the Topsfield Fair.

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 6 December 18: Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Exhibit, Holden – A combination of the top 100 pieces of art from the Junior Duck Stamp Program will be on display at the Wachusett Regional High School’s Bowes Gallery in Holden. For more information, contact Suzanne Breen at (508) 829-6771 or Brian Keddy at brian_keddy@wrsd.net  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).

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 1 – January 31, 2016: Junior Duck Stamp Traveling Exhibit, Turners Falls – A combination of the top 100 pieces of art from the Junior Duck Stamp Program will be on display at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls. For more information, contact Laurel Carpenter at (413) 863-3676. 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).

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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