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Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MASSWILDLIFE)

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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MassWildlife Field Headquarters
1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581


Open M–F, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. (closed noon–12:30 for lunch)

Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Who we serve

Through the effective management of wildlife and habitat, MassWildlife ensures quality outdoor recreational opportunities for hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the impressive variety of plants, fish, and wildlife found in Massachusetts. Outdoor skills clinics, wildlife education workshops, presentations, and online resources provide all residents with a greater understanding and appreciation for wildlife conservation. Keep in touch with us  sign up to receive monthly e-newsletters.

News from MassWildlife


Spring trout stocking has begun! 

3/06/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife is stocking 500,000 trout across Massachusetts this year! Find out where and get daily updates at Mass.gov/trout.


Black bears are active and searching for food: take precautions 

3/07/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

If you have bird feeders or if you keep chickens, bee hives, or livestock act now to keep bears wild and out of neighborhoods.

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    Watch for amphibians on the road 

    3/08/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    This spring, be mindful of amphibians as they emerge from their winter retreats and travel to breeding sites. Use caution while driving on rainy spring nights.

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    2023 Youth Turkey Hunt Program 

    3/07/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    After completing the program, young hunters can take part in a special mentored turkey hunt. Participants can choose between an in-person or self-paced, online seminar.

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    MassWildlife Director Mark Tisa Receives National Wild Turkey Federation Award 

    3/07/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    NWTF’s Innovation Award recognizes Tisa’s leadership in promoting wildlife conservation and increasing hunting opportunities along with an ongoing partnership between MassWildlife and the NWTF Massachusetts Chapter.

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    Report winter fish kills 

    3/04/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Ice cover on ponds can decrease oxygen levels and cause a natural fish kill. While many areas of Massachusetts experienced relatively mild winter conditions this year, fish kills are still possible.

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    Successful deer hunting season benefits both conservation and families 

    2/06/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Deer harvests in 2022 set a new record and are aligned with deer management goals for Massachusetts. Extra venison was donated to families in need.

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    Support endangered species at tax time 

    2/02/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    By adding a donation to line 33A on your State taxes, you can help Massachusetts endangered animals and plants thrive.


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