Find a pheasant stocked area

Every year, MassWildlife stocks about 40,000 ring-necked pheasants statewide on public and private lands that are open to hunting. Use this map to find stocking locations. Click on a point to get more information about the location.

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Pheasant and quail hunting season is open from the Saturday after Columbus Day to December 31. Stocking is the Saturday after Columbus Day to the week of Thanksgiving.

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Bolton Flats WMA: High water has flooded areas of Bolton Flats WMA to the north and south of Route 117. No pheasants will be stocked at Bolton Flats this season. Birds will be redistributed to other locations in the area.  

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