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Report your wild turkey harvest

During the COVID-19 State of Emergency, physical check stations are not available during the spring turkey hunting season. Online harvest reporting is an option for all hunters. A temporary phone option is also available. Read more below..
You must report your wild turkey harvest within 48 hours.

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What you need for Report your wild turkey harvest

Upon harvesting a turkey, 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.

How to report Report your wild turkey harvest

  • Go to MassFishHunt.
  • Use your last name and customer ID to log in. Your customer ID can be found on your license or turkey permit.
  • Select Report a Harvest.
  • Select Turkey from the harvest menu, and click Add.
  • You will have to answer a series of questions if you are reporting a spring turkey harvest. You will need to examine your turkey for spur and beard lengths or tail feather lengths to answer some of the questions. Click the question mark icon to the right of each question for help.
  • You will get a confirmation number after completion. You must write this number on the harvest tag (which should still be attached to the harvested turkey), where it shall remain until the turkey is processed for food or taxidermy purposes.

PHYSICAL CHECK STATIONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE DURING THE 2020 SPRING TURKEY HUNTING SEASON. USE ONLINE OR PHONE METHOD.

Temporary phone harvest reporting option. Hunters without computer or smartphone access can call MassWildlife to report a harvest over the phone.

To report your harvested turkey over the phone, call your nearest MassWildlife District Office or the MassWildlife Field Headquarters (FHQ). Staff will be available to help hunters report their harvest over the phone. When reporting a harvest over the phone, hunters should be prepared to provide the following information: date of harvest, town and Wildlife Management Zone of harvest, the sex and age of the turkey (bearded birds only in spring), and the method of take (shotgun/archery/crossbow). Staff can assist if you are unsure of the sex or age of the turkey.

MassWildlife Office phone numbers:

  • Western District, Dalton: (413) 684-1646
  • Connecticut Valley District, Belchertown: (413) 323-7632
  • Central District, Boylston: (508) 835-3607
  • Northeast District, Ayer: (978) 772-2145
  • Southeast District, Buzzards Bay: (508) 759-3406
  • Field Headquarters, Westborough: (508) 389-6300

NOTE: If you get a busy signal when calling a district office, try again in a few minutes or please call the Field Headquarters at (508) 389-6300 to leave a message. If you need to leave a message, please include your full name, customer ID number from your hunting license, and a phone number where you can be reached.

More info for Report your wild turkey 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 from 8 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Monday - Friday. Outside of these hours you will need to contact the Environmental Police at 1 (800) 632-8075.

Contact for Report your wild turkey harvest

Address
MassWildlife Field Headquarters
1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581
Phone

Building is currently closed to the public; please call for assistance.

Address
Massachusetts Environmental Police Boston HQ
251 Causeway Street, Suite 101, Boston, MA 02114
Phone

Emergency 24/7 Statewide Dispatch

Fax
MEP Boston FAX (617) 626-1670

MEP Boston

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