Report your black bear harvest

The easiest way to report a harvest is online using MassFishHunt, but you can also go to an official check station.
You must report your black bear harvest within 48 hours.


The Details   of Report your black bear harvest

What you need   for Report your black bear harvest

Upon harvesting a black bear, you must immediately fill out and attach the paper tag from your permit the carcass. Your game must remain intact (other than field dressing), with the harvest tag attached, until it is reported and prepared for food or taxidermy purposes. Until you have reported the bear, some portion of the carcass must be visible while transporting it.

How to report   Report your black bear harvest

Follow the directions below to report a deer, bear, or turkey harvest without logging into MassFishHunt.

1. Go to

2. Select Report a Harvest from the top menu.

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If you’re using a mobile device, click the 3 bars in the upper left of your screen to see the menu.

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3. Enter your customer ID and date of birth, then click Search.

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4. Your available tags will now be visible. Click the drop-down arrow next to the tag you are reporting on. Then click Report a harvest.

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5. You will have to answer a series of questions. To answer some of the questions, you will need to examine the animal. When finished, click Submit at the bottom of the page.

6. A message containing your confirmation number will appear after you submit your report.
IMPORTANT: You must write this number on the harvest tag (which should still be attached to the harvested animal), where it shall remain until the animal is processed for food or taxidermy.

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More info   for Report your black bear harvest

Once you submit your report, you can't edit any information. If you made an error, contact MassWildlife during business hours at (508) 389-6300. Business hours are 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday–Friday. Outside of these hours you will need to contact the Environmental Police at (800) 632-8075.

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