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Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MASSWILDLIFE)

MASSWILDLIFE OFFICES AND HATCHERIES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

FISHING IS OPEN AND SPRING TROUT STOCKING WILL CONTINUE.

WMAs ARE OPEN.

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

Spring trout stocking 

2/28/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

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

News

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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    2020 spring turkey season 

    4/03/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    ​​​​​​​The 2020 spring turkey hunting season in Massachusetts is April 27–May 23. Review new regulations, safety information, and impacts of COVID-19.

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    Species Spotlight: Frosted elfin 

    4/01/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    MassWildlife's Species Spotlight for April is the frosted elfin! Learn about this small butterfly, how MassWildlife biologists are working to protect this species of special concern, and what you can do to help.

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    Ants and spring wildflowers 

    3/31/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    There are several early spring blooming plants, also known as spring ephemerals, that rely almost entirely on ants to distribute their seeds.

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    Remembering Jack Sheppard 

    3/31/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Long-time Director of the Office of Fishing and Boating was instrumental in securing public access to boating and fishing.

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    Stay connected with nature this spring 

    3/30/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    MassWildlife offers ideas for individuals and families to explore Massachusetts wildlife and habitats—in person outside or through a variety of online resources.

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    Youth Artist from Boston Wins Junior Duck Stamp Contest 

    3/29/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Chuxian Feng’s award winning work will represent Massachusetts in the national JDS contest.

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