Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MASSWILDLIFE)

Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

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.

Address

1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581

Phone

8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., M-F

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.

Seasonal highlights

News, events, and meetings

Recent news & announcements

News

Stay safe on the ice this winter 

12/20/2017 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Always consider ice to be potentially dangerous. Stay safe this winter by taking a few moments to review these ice safety tips and ice thickness guidelines. 

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    Wildlife Habitat Management Grants awarded 

    1/03/2018 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Funds provided through the grant program will benefit 20 wildlife habitat improvement projects, totaling 950 acres in 19 Massachusetts communities.

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    MassWildlife proposes dog leash and waste removal regulations 

    1/02/2018 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    MassWildlife is proposing leash and waste disposal regulations for dogs on Wildlife Management Areas. A public hearing has been scheduled for February 6, 2018 at 7 p.m.

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    Help with MassWildlife’s winter waterfowl survey 

    1/02/2018 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    MassWildlife is asking the public’s assistance in reporting current waterfowl feeding locations for biologists to identify and count these birds.

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    Fire prescribed for habitat management 

    12/21/2017 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    MassWildlife uses prescribed fires to improve habitat around the state.

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    Thank a landowner 

    12/20/2017 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Private landowners help provide many of the hunting and fishing trips taken by members of the sporting community every year. It's a great time of year to say thanks!

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    Report winter fish kills 

    12/20/2017 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Thick ice and heavy snow can decrease oxygen levels in ponds, leading to a natural winter fish kill. Learn the signs and how to report it.

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