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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.

COVID-19 announcements

MassWildlife offices and hatcheries are closed to the public until further notice. Fishing is open. Wildlife Management Areas are open.

MassWildlife's COVID-19 response 

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

Spring trout stocking 

2/28/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

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

News

MassWildlife: COVID-19 Response 

3/25/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife has adjusted services, events, and operations to protect our employees and Massachusetts residents, and prevent further spread of COVID-19.

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    Report fish kills this summer 

    6/01/2020 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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    Species Spotlight: Eastern whip-poor-will 

    6/01/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    MassWildlife's Species Spotlight for June is the eastern whip-poor-will! Learn about this bird of fire and folklore, how MassWildlife biologists are working to protect this rare species, and what you can do to help.

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    Take MassWildlife’s bathymetry data on your next fishing trip! 

    5/29/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Pull up the digital map on your phone, find your location, and view depth.

  • News

    Report wild turkey sightings 

    5/28/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Help MassWildlife monitor wild turkey numbers across the state by reporting the birds you see in your area.

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    MassWildlife to monitor fish using video 

    5/28/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Cameras at fish passages on Massachusetts rivers capture anadromous fish traveling to their spawning grounds.

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    Bald eagle numbers soar in 2020 

    5/27/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    It’s nesting season for bald eagles! MassWildlife has already documented over 70 active eagle nests and a dramatic uptick in new nests throughout Massachusetts this spring.

Locations of Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

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