• August 4: Prescribed Fire: Maintaining and Restoring Wildlife Habitat throughout Massachusetts. Free lecture in Westborough, read more.
  • Youth Hunting Story Contest: Youth hunters who participated in the 2015 Youth Deer Hunt are invited to submit their story for a chance to be published in Massachusetts Wildlife magazine. Deadline is Aug.31. Click here for contest details.
  • Warmer weather can lead to fish kills, caused by low oxygen levels. Report fish kills to the Environmental Police at 1 (800) 632-8075. Click here to learn more about fish kills.
  • What should you do if you find young wildlife? Get the answers here.
  • 2016-2017 Migratory Bird Regulations are now available.
  • Looking for information about the endangered Timber Rattlesnake conservation plan? Get the facts here.

Are you looking for a place to drop your line, set your tip-up, or cast a fly in freshwater? Do you need information about freshwater fishing licenses, regulations, or publications?

Bass Tournament Directors; Biologists Need Your Tournament Info!

Help MassWildlife collect information on trophy bass by submitting a bass creel survey form . The information generated from bass tournaments helps add to biologists understanding of bass populations in waters across the Commonwealth. Data such as how long it takes to catch a bass, average weight, and the number of trophy bass landed allows MassWildlife fisheries biologists to track trends in individual waters across the state. A copy of the data you submit will be sent to your e-mail address as your confirmation.

If you prefer to report your Creel Survey in paper format, please download the bass creel survey pdf format of bass_creel_survey.pdf
and mail or fax it to the DFW Field Headquarters address on the bottom of the form.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Freshwater Fish Consumption Advisories 

An external link to the Dept. of Public Health. Advisories are posted on consumption of specific types of fish from specific water bodies for certain groups of people.

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Checking or Reporting Your Game

Online Game Check  -- Beginning in 2013, hunters may report “or check” their deer, bear, turkey and most furbearers online.  Bobcat and otter must be checked at a traditional furbearer check stationNOTE: You must complete this process BEFORE processing your game for the table, freezer or taxidermist.

To start the online checking process log in to: MassFishHunt


Detailed Online Game Check

Remember, You must login to MassFishHunt with your Customer ID in order to check your game online.

Detailed information and steps to take when checking different game online:

Game Check Stations

Effectiveness of Blaze Orange (video) - This short (5-minute) safety video from Kalkomey provides tips and about how wearing the right amount and kind of blaze orange can keep you safe in the field. It's useful for any outdoor user who is in the woods and fields during hunting seasons.