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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.

Recent news & announcements

  • News

    MassWildlife announces climate resilience grant opportunity 

    10/19/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Private and municipal landowners of conserved lands can apply for grant funding to support habitat management projects that increase resilience in vulnerable ecosystems.

  • News

    MassWildlife’s license fee increase approved 

    10/04/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    For the first time since 1996, MassWildlife has increased fees to hunting, freshwater fishing, and trapping licenses. These changes will go into effect beginning in the 2022 calendar year, with many increases phased in over 5 years.

  • News

    Five MassWildlife staff recognized for assisting with western wildfires 

    10/04/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Interagency wildfire crews from the Northeast joined together to battle western blazes this summer. The crews returned safely with new skills to use on the job back home.

  • News

    Monitoring juvenile shad on the Connecticut River 

    10/04/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    With the help of partners, MassWildlife biologists are learning more about American shad in the Connecticut River and how dams impact their migration.

  • News

    Drivers, brake for moose and deer 

    10/04/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Moose and deer are more active during fall breeding seasons.

  • News

    Celebrate Bat Week this October 

    10/04/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Bat week starts 10/24 and is designed to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation and to celebrate the role of bats in nature. Learn about recent efforts by MassWildlife and volunteers to give bats a boost and learn how you can get involved.


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