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

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.

News

What to do when you find young wildlife 

5/29/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

The best thing you can do for young wildlife is to leave them alone.

  • News

    Turkey hunting changes in 2020 

    7/12/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    The Fisheries & Wildlife Board recently approved turkey hunting changes affecting bag limits, fall season dates, shot size, and the Youth Hunt. *NOTE: Regulation changes will NOT be effective until 2020. There are no changes to turkey regulations in 2019.

  • News

    Looking for orchids? You may want to venture to a bog. 

    7/01/2019 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

    Beautiful summer flowers bloom in some of the most unlikely of locations.

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    MassWildlife to start spring salamander study 

    7/01/2019 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

    After 14 years, MassWildlife is reassessing a previously rare salamander in the state.

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    MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant applications now available 

    6/28/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    FY 2020 MHMGP grant application are now available. Apply by September 2, 2019.

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    Tracking the eastern whip-poor-will 

    6/28/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    MassWildlife is partnering with WPI to study the migratory habits of whip-poor-wills using GPS taggin technology

  • News

    Report fish kills this summer 

    6/26/2019 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.

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