Hunting, sporting, fishing, and trapping licenses are available for purchase on MassFishHunt .

Mandatory Trapper Education

All first-time trappers must successfully complete the free Trapper Education Class before they obtain a trap registration number or trap on the land of another. Trapper Education is run through the Hunter Education Program, (508) 389-7820 .Trapping is allowed for persons aged 12 and older.

Harvest Reporting

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 report beaver, coyote, fisher, fox, and mink taken/salvaged under your trapping license.

Traditional checkstations may also be used. Click here for a list of Furbearer Check Stations.

*Bobcats cannot be reported online.All bobcats taken or salvaged must be reported within 4 working days of the end of the season at an official check station. 

Blank Trap Log pdf format of trapping_trap_log_blank.pdf
-- Download this page and fill it out using the instructions provided.

Trap Log Example pdf format of trapping_trap_log_example.pdf
-- See this example on how to fill out the trap log.

Questions? Please contact Laura Conlee, Furbearer Biologist at (508) 389-6322.


Annual Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Guide - Contains information on seasons, laws, directories and other articles of interest to sportsmen and women.

Trapping and Furbearer Management in North American Wildlife Conservation pdf format of Trapping and Furbearer Management
file size 2MB - A 60-page compilation of knowledge and experiences of professional wildlife biologists from the U.S. and Canada.

Best Management Practices (BMPs) For Trapping -- BMPs are a method for improving trapping activities that are based on research and allow for practical application in the complex situations often encountered in the field. BMPs have been used successfully in conservation activities such as water quality programs and in forest management. The program aims to evaluate animal welfare, identify efficient tools and techniques, and develop recommendations for state fish and wildlife agencies to consider as an element of their wildlife management programs.