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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.

COVID-19 announcements

MassWildlife offices and hatcheries are closed to the public until further notice. Fishing is open. Wildlife Management Areas are open.

MassWildlife's COVID-19 response 

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Division of Fisheries and Wildlife


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


Building is currently closed to the public; please call for assistance.

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


2020 marks 30 years of the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act 

12/27/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MESA helps protect the most vulnerable animal and plant species of Massachusetts and the habitats upon which they depend.


MassWildlife: COVID-19 Response 

3/25/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife has adjusted services, events, and operations to protect our employees and Massachusetts residents, and prevent further spread of COVID-19.

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    MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant applications now available  

    9/09/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    The MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant Program provides financial assistance to private and municipal landowners of conserved lands to manage habitat for wildlife and outdoor recreation. Applications must be received by October 16.

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    Fall trout stocking begins in September 

    9/01/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Fall trout stocking begins around mid-September. Close to 60,000 rainbow trout that are 12 inches or longer and at least 4,000 brown trout about 9+ inches long will be stocked across Massachusetts this fall.

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    Species Spotlight: New England blazing star 

    9/01/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    MassWildlife's Species Spotlight for September is the New England blazing star. Learn more about this persevering flower, how MassWildlife biologists are working to protect this species of special concern, and what you can do to help.

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    September marks the start of fall hunting 

    9/01/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Hunting is a safe activity. Equipped with the right information, non-hunters can feel comfortable using the woods at any time of year.

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    Birds and the bees thrive at Montague Plains WMA  

    9/01/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    A number of regional experts report a pronounced increase in the number of rare birds and insects at the site of intensive habitat restoration by MassWildlife. The public is invited to a site walk on September 24.

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    Copperhead birth caught on camera 

    8/31/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    MassWildlife's Herpetologist captures the live birth of copperheads in the wild!

Locations of Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

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