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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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Address

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

Phone

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

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Trout tips and tricks 

3/02/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Want to catch more trout? Learn how to identify and catch the different types of trout that MassWildlife stocks.

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    Report fish kills 

    5/27/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Call the Massachusetts Environmental Police 1 (800) 632-8075 to report a fish kill. The vast majority of summer fish kills reported are natural events.

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    Attract birds to your yard naturally this spring 

    5/02/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    You don’t need a bird feeder to attract songbirds to your yard or garden. Providing natural food sources and water can benefit wildlife while still providing plenty of viewing opportunities for bird lovers.

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    New funding to restore trout streams from specialty license plate 

    5/02/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Thanks to a new agreement, proceeds from the brook trout license plate will provide funding directly to MassWildlife to restore habitats for trout and other coldwater species.

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    Wear your life jacket 

    4/29/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Wearing a properly fitted personal flotation device could save your life.

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    Celebrate Endangered Species Day May 20 

    4/29/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Mark the day by making a donation or learning about some of the many species that have benefitted from the protection of the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act.

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    Why did the turtle cross the road? 

    4/29/2022 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

    Whatever the reason, watch out for them!

Locations

Find MassWildlife offices and hatcheries

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