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Antlerless Deer Permits

Massachusetts Antlerless Deer Permit Information

Hunter Education

The Hunter Education Program is a public education effort providing instruction in the safe handling of firearms and other outdoor activities related to hunting and firearm use.

Game Species

Here you will find information relating to the various species which may be hunted in Massachusetts.

Places to Hunt

DFW Wildlife Lands not only provide habitat for wildlife, they provide people a place to hunt, fish, trap, or otherwise experience nature.

Fishing, Hunting or Sporting Licenses

Find information about saltwater and freshwater fishing, hunting, and trapping licenses, permits, and stamps. Also, information on the new online licensing system - MassFishHunt - and how and where to buy a license.

Hunting and Freshwater Fishing Laws

Here is where you can find information on hunting, freshwater fishing and trapping season dates, laws and other related information. Please note there are several versions of the Guide to Hunting, Freshwater Fishing and Trapping and a Quick Reference document that lists season dates in one place.

Places to Fish

Most DCR lakes and ponds allow fishing and some are stocked annually. Fishing licenses are required. For more information, call the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife at 508-389-6300 or check out www.mass.gov/masswildlife

Pond Maps

MassWildlife provides maps of ponds and lakes to which the public has a right of access. If you cannot find a particular pond or lake map, contact the town recreation department or conservation commission where the pond is located for information. In some cases, MassWildlife District offices may have information on other ponds not listed. The MassWildlife Pond Maps contain approximate boundaries and depths. Please use these maps at your own risk.

Trapping Information

Information on trapping furbearers in Massachusetts, including education, licensing and best management practices.