Furbearer check stations are generally operational from November – April. Actual checking hours or days may vary by station. Be sure to call ahead before bringing pelts in for sealing.

Fox, coyote, fisher, mink, river otter and beaver pelts must be sealed within four working days from the end of the season for each species.

Coyotes may also be checked at some other game check stations—visit the Checkstation Map and click on the Coyote tab.

Bobcat pelts must be tagged within four working days from the end of the season.

All bobcat and otter must be checked in at a traditional furbearer check station (listed below). You cannot check these game animals on MassFishHunt.

Pelt sealing is not required for weasel, raccoon, opossum, skunk or muskrat.

Trappers can check game online using  the MassFishHunt system. For a guide to online game check see: Guide to Furbearer Trapping/Salvage Check pdf format of Guide to Online Game Check - Furbearer Trapping or Salv
file size 1MB. Use this guide to help check beaver, coyote, fisher, fox, and mink taken/salvaged under your trapping license.

Furbearer Check Stations in Massachusetts
Days and Hours
AyerMassWildlife Northeast District
85 Fitchburg Rd (Rte 2A)
(978) 772-2145
Mon-Fri 8am-4:00pm
BelchertownMassWildlife Valley District Office
341 East Street
(413) 323-7632
Mon-Fri 7:30am-4pm
BourneMassWildlife Southeast District Office
195 Bournedale Road
(508) 759-3406
Mon-Fri 7:30am-3pm
DaltonMassWildlife Western District
88 Old Windsor Road
(413) 684-1646
Mon - Fri 8:00am-4:30pm
MontagueBitzer Fish Hatchery
Hatchery Road
(413) 367-2477
Mon-Fri 7:30am-3pm
SunderlandSunderland Hatchery
Rte. 116
(413) 665-4680
Mon-Fri 8am-3pm
West BoylstonMassWildlife Central District Office
211 Temple St (Rte 140)
(508) 835-3607
Mon-Fri 8am-4:00pm
WestboroughMassWildlife Field Headquarters
Rabbit Hill Rd (Off North Drive)
(508) 389-6300
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
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