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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

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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.

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News from MassWildlife


Take precautions: Black bears are active and searching for food 

3/01/2024 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.


Spring trout stocking has begun! 

3/05/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

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

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    Report fish kills 

    6/20/2024 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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    Learning to love lampreys 

    6/04/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    At first glance, sea lampreys may not inspire affection. A closer look reveals that their migratory and spawning activities provide many benefits to Massachusetts’ river ecosystems. Read more and find out how you can help.

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    5,000th Headstarted turtle released into the wild 

    6/04/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Masswildlife’s turtle headstart efforts have been boosting endangered northern red-bellied cooter populations for the last 40 years.

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    Summer school is in session for young wildlife 

    6/03/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    While school will soon be out for summer, June is when young wildlife start their crash course on how to be a successful wild animal.

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    Landmark Turtle Conservation Program Celebrated for Endangered Species Day 

    5/16/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    With support from partners, MassWildlife's northern red-bellied cooter headstart program has boosted endangered turtle populations over the past 40 years.

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    June 1–2, 2024 is Free Fishing Weekend! 

    5/08/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

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


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