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 date harvested.
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.
Days and Hours
|Ayer||MassWildlife Northeast District|
85 Fitchburg Rd (Rte 2A)
|Belchertown||MassWildlife Valley District Office|
341 East Street
|Bourne||MassWildlife Southeast District Office|
195 Bournedale Road
|Dalton||MassWildlife Western District|
88 Old Windsor Road
Mon - Fri 8:00am-4:30pm
|Montague||Bitzer Fish Hatchery|
|Newbury (Byfield)||Martin Burns WMA Office|
Orchard Street (Call First)
|West Boylston||MassWildlife Central District Office|
211 Temple St (Rte 140)
|Westborough||MassWildlife Field Headquarters|
Rabbit Hill Rd (Off North Drive)
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