Depending upon the game species sought or the particular season, stamps may be required in addition to your Massachusetts hunting, fishing, trapping, or sporting license. Massachusetts stamps are sold electronically through MassFishHunt, our online licensing system. Stamps are also available select license agents or at any MassWildlife office. This process replaces traditional stamps formerly issued from stamp books.
The following is a summary of the stamps that may be required to hunt certain game or during certain seasons in the Commonwealth:
Massachusetts Waterfowl Stamp
Waterfowl Stamps ($5) are available wherever hunting licenses are sold and are required of Massachusetts waterfowl (ducks/sea ducks, geese) hunters aged 15 years and older. This stamp is NOT required for hunting woodcock, snipe, coot, or rails. Your stamp purchase will be indicated on your license and is valid for the calendar year.
Federal Duck Stamp
Required of waterfowl (ducks, geese, and sea ducks) hunters aged 16 years and older. This stamp is NOT required for hunting woodcock, snipe, coot, or rails. Federal Duck Stamps ($25) are available through MassFishHunt and elsewhere. Federal Duck Stamps are valid from July 1 through June 30. Learn more about the Federal Duck Stamp and purchasing through MassFishHunt.
Archery StampThis stamp ($5.10) is required of ANY deer hunter who wishes to hunt deer during the archery season. Bowhunters do not have to take any courses in order to purchase this stamp.
Primitive Firearms StampThis stamp ($5.10) is required of ANY deer hunter who wishes to hunt with a muzzleloader or archery equipment during the Primitive Firearms Season.
Wildlands StampThis stamp ($5) is required for all fishing, hunting, and trapping license purchases. Stamp fees are earmarked for the Wildlands Fund, a fund created specifically for purchasing important wildlife habitat that is open to hunting, fishing and trapping as well as other outdoor recreation. Donations are also welcome. Checks must be payable to "MassWildlands Fund". All fishing, hunting and trapping license buyers are required to purchase the Wildlands Stamp.