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A History of MassWildlife: 1866-2012

This book chronicles the events that shaped the agency from its inception in 1866 as a Fish Commission.

A History of MassWildlife: 1866-2012 was written by retired MassWildlife biologist James Cardoza and published in 2015. This manuscript outlines significant dates; statistics on fish and wildlife populations through time; facts about hunters, anglers, and licenses; stocking data; along with information on staff.

The book in its entirety is available for download enabling readers to peruse and search the whole document. For those who want to read one section at a time, the book has been divided into chapters, each covering about 25 years.

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