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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Division of Fisheries and Wildlife


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


8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., M-F

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.

Recent news & announcements from Division of Fisheries and Wildlife


Black bears are active and searching for food: take precautions 

3/04/2019 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.


Corrections to printed 2019 Guide to Freshwater Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping 

1/08/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

NOTICE: There are some hunting season date errors in the printed 2019 Fishing and Hunting Guide involving the bear, snowshoe hare, and furbearer seasons.

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    Spring tips for aggressive turkeys 

    4/18/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    March through May is breeding season for wild turkeys, resulting in increased turkey activity across Massachusetts. Avoid feeding turkeys to prevent conflicts.

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    Try the new fishing map to locate top fishing spots in Massachusetts 

    4/04/2019 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

    Planning a fishing trip in Massachusetts? Use the latest digital fishing map to find out where to cast your line.

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    School is out, help stock trout! 

    4/01/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    The public is invited to help MassWildlife stock trout during school vacation week. Join stocking events in Hopkinton, Worcester, Plymouth, Stockbridge, and Westfield.

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    Junior Duck Stamp winner announced 

    4/01/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Tiffany Xiao of Acton has won the 2019 Masaschusetts Junior Duck Stamp contest. Her award-winning work will represent Massachusetts in the national JDS contest.

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    Report bat colonies to protect endangered bats 

    4/01/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    MassWildlife is working to ensure endangered bats do not disappear forever.

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    Watch for amphibians on the road 

    3/29/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

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

Locations of Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

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