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.

Contact Us

Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Address

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

Phone

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

News

New dog regulations take effect on WMAs January 11, 2019 

11/29/2018 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Dogs still welcome on MassWildlife’s Wildlife Management Areas, but new rules require owners to use a leash and remove waste

News

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.

  • News

    MassFishHunt has a new look 

    1/16/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Buying your fishing or hunting license just got easier!

  • News

    A prescription for fire 

    1/03/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Planning for habitat management, like a prescribed burn, takes time and precision.

  • News

    Wildlife Habitat Management Grants awarded 

    1/02/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Funds provided through the grant program will benefit 12 wildlife habitat improvement projects, totaling 307 acres.

  • News

    Learn to ice fish 

    1/02/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    It's wintertime in Massachusetts. Why not give ice fishing a try? Find ice fishing classes near you and review ice safety tips.

  • News

    Remembering George Darey 

    12/27/2018 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    As Chairman of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board for 35 years, George was instrumental in conserving and promoting the Commonwealth’s natural resources.

  • News

    Calling all youth artists 

    12/27/2018 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    The Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Program links the study of wetlands and waterfowl conservation with the creation of original artwork.

Locations of Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

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