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.
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.
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
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.