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News New MassFishHunt is now live

A new licensing and harvest reporting system launched December 1, 2021. Learn about new features and get started.
1/05/2022
  • Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

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MassFishHunt, the official licensing and harvest reporting system for Massachusetts, got an upgrade December 1, 2021. As always, anglers, hunters, and trappers can buy licenses and permits, report a harvest, and access their accounts. The new MassFishHunt’s secure, modern platform offers new features designed with the customer in mind.

Improvements

Setting up your account is simple. With just a few clicks, access new features such as:  

  • Improved user experience on mobile devices
  • Upgraded login, with email and password, to keep your account secure
  • Buy-it-again option, to save your favorite products for quick checkout
  • Auto-renew option, to "set it and forget it" and keep your licenses updated
  • Linked accounts for families (coming soon!)
  • Registration for outdoor skills classes (coming soon!)

How do I use the new system?

You will need an email address. Email addresses and passwords are important components in a secure system, to keep your information safe. If you do not have an email address, or you do not wish to provide one, you can still buy a license or report a harvest in person.

  • If you have ever bought your fishing or hunting license in Massachusetts, you will be invited to claim your existing account add an email address and password. Once logged in, you will have access to your order history and any current licenses or permits.
  • If you have never bought a license before, you can sign up for an account and include an email address and password.

Can I still buy licenses or report harvests in person?

Most licenses, permits, and stamps can be bought on MassFishHunt with a computer, smartphone, or tablet. If you do not want to buy online, please visit a MassWildlife office, Division of Marine Fisheries office, or any other authorized license vendor location. Please consult the license agent map here. To report a harvest in person, please consult the check station map here.  

Your License Fees

All funds from freshwater fishing, hunting, and trapping licenses go directly into the Inland Fish and Game Fund, which can only be used to support MassWildlife programs and services. Depending on where you buy your license, additional transaction fees may apply that are not collected by MassWildlife. Administrative and convenience fees are collected by Kalkomey Enterprises, the company that operates the online MassFishHunt licensing system. Agent fees are collected by license vendors, such as sporting goods stores or town offices.  

  • Is the new system more expensive? Overall transaction fees are decreasing for online customers in the new MassFishHunt system. The old online system charged an administrative fee of $1.34 per license and 3% convenience fee on the total transaction. The new online system charges an administrative fee of $1.45 per license and 2% convenience fee on the total transaction. Example: If you bought a sporting license using the old system, your transaction fee was $2.73; your transaction fee in the new system would be $2.52. 
  • Fee increases: A fee increase was recently approved for many freshwater fishing, hunting, and trapping licenses. You may notice your overall bill is higher than it was previously. Beginning in 2022, fees for some licenses, permits, and stamps will gradually increase over the next 5 years. After 26 years without a fee increase, these changes were approved to help fund MassWildlife's programs and services. These fee changes were not caused by the new licensing system. To learn more about how MassWildlife is funded, and to view the 5-year fee schedule, please visit Mass.gov/Masswildlife-Funding.

Getting help using the system

For customer service by phone, please call (844) 595-2930 between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m., 7 days a week, and select menu option 2.

Media Contact for New MassFishHunt is now live

Division of Fisheries and Wildlife 

MassWildlife is responsible for the conservation of freshwater fish and wildlife in the Commonwealth, including endangered plants and animals. MassWildlife restores, protects, and manages land for wildlife to thrive and for people to enjoy.
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