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 person ages 12 and older.
Online Game Checking
Trappers can check game online using the MassFishHunt system. For a guide to online game check see: Guide to Furbearer Trapping/Salvage Check file size 1MB. Use this guide to help check beaver, coyote, fisher, fox, and mink taken/salvaged under your trapping license.
Blank Trap Log -- Download this page and fill it out using the instructions provided.
Trap Log Example -- See this example on how to fill out the trap log.
Questions? Please contact Laura Conlee, Furbearer Biologist at (508) 389-6322.
Bobcats must be checked and sealed within 4 working days of the end of the season--the same as for all other furbearers.
Annual Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Guide - Contains information on seasons, laws, directories and other articles of interest to sportsmen and women.
Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping Information - This links you to more information on hunting, trapping, and fishing in Massachusetts.
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.