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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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Division of Fisheries and Wildlife


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)

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

    Invasive snakehead caught in Canton 

    9/02/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    This invasive fish was most likely illegally released by a pet owner. This is only the fifth confirmed snakehead recorded in the Commonwealth since 2002.

  • News

    Advisory: Report Dead Birds and Remove Feeders 

    8/30/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Bird feeder recommendation updated. Public asked to consider alternatives to safeguard wildlife health and safety.

  • News

    Public hearing scheduled for proposed pheasant and quail hunting regulation changes 

    8/30/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    MassWildlife is holding a public hearing on September 28. Proposed regulations would establish a pheasant/quail permit, eliminate seasonal bag limits, remove rooster-only restrictions, and eliminate registration for pheasant hunting at Martin Burns WMA.

  • News

    Fall trout stocking begins in September 

    8/27/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Fall trout stocking begins around mid-September. Over 61,000 rainbow trout that are 12 inches or longer and about 4,000 brown trout over 9 inches long will be stocked across Massachusetts this fall.

  • News

    Tully Trail agreement celebrated 

    8/26/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    On August 26, MassWildlife and North Quabbin Trails Association celebrated an agreement to maintain Tully Trail segments on MassWildlife lands.

  • News

    Soaring towards success: 2021 peregrine falcon conservation in Massachusetts 

    8/24/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Peregrine falcon restoration began in the late 1970s and MassWildlife continues to monitor nesting success of this resilient and fascinating species in Massachusetts.

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