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


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


June 3–4, 2023 is Free Fishing Weekend! 

5/11/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

No license is needed to fish in fresh water the first weekend in June!


Black bears are active and searching for food: take precautions 

3/07/2023 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.

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    Summer is emerging!  

    6/01/2023 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

    Dragonflies and damselflies transform from water-dwelling larvae to impressive aerial hunters.

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    How to help bats in Massachusetts 

    6/01/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Learn about the 9 different species of bats found in Massachusetts, and what you can do to help support bat conservation.

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    Report fish kills 

    5/31/2023 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.

  • Press Release

    Healey-Driscoll Administration Celebrates Endangered Species Day 

    5/19/2023 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

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    Upgrade to MassWildlife's Heritage Hub 

    5/19/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Improvements to the online reporting and filing system make it easier for those filing MESA Regulatory Review forms.

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    Celebrate Endangered Species Day May 19 

    5/04/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Learn how you can help the hundreds of plants and animals that are considered rare in Massachusetts and celebrate 50 years of the federal Endangered Species Act.


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