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Hunting Black Bear in Massachusetts

Find regulations related to licenses, permits, and reporting as well as black bear harvest data and tips for hunters.

There are an estimated 4,500+ black bears in Massachusetts. MassWildlife authorizes 3 statewide hunting seasons for black bear. Use the pages below to learn about regulations related to licensing, permits, and reporting. In addition, you will find bear harvest data and tips for hunters.
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