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Hunting Regulations

If you're planning to go hunting in Massachusetts, you need to know the rules.

MASSWILDLIFE OFFICES AND HATCHERIES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WMAS ARE OPEN, FISHING AND HUNTING ARE STILL ALLOWED. Go to Mass.gov/news/masswildlife-covid-19-response for more information.

These pages provide a summary of the regulations and statutes that relate to hunting and trapping in Massachusetts. Regulations are set annually by the Fisheries and Wildlife Board. The first thing you’ll need is a hunting or sporting license.

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