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Attention bird hunters 

9/23/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Avian flu has been detected in Massachusetts and along the Atlantic coast. Humans are rarely impacted, but common eider populations have declined.

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Antlerless Deer Permit Announcement 

9/03/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Antlerless Deer Permits (ADPs) are required to harvest antlerless deer. Learn how to check if you were awarded a permit and how to get a surplus ADP.

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Read this if you keep backyard chickens 

9/03/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Black bears killing chickens and damaging coops is becoming the number one human-bear conflict in Massachusetts. Coops and chicken wire provide inadequate protection from bears.

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New members appointed to Fisheries and Wildlife Board 

9/02/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

The Board's mandate is to protect and manage the wildlife of Massachusetts as an essential public natural resource for the use and enjoyment of all.

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Only the unseen survive 

9/01/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Awe-inspiring adaptations allow many species of Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) to disguise themselves from hungry predators.

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Learn about MassWildlife’s habitat management projects at site walks this fall 

9/01/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife is leading a series of walks at locations across the Commonwealth. The public is invited to hear from habitat specialists and to view habitat restoration in action on MassWildlife lands.

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Wood is good 

8/29/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Downed trees and limbs that fall into waterbodies provide countless benefits to fish and the entire aquatic ecosystem.

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Bear hunters: submit bear teeth for age study 

8/26/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

If you harvest a black bear this season, please submit a tooth to MassWildlife.

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Fish, wildlife, and drought 

8/05/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Droughts are hard on people and crops, but they can also be challenging for native wildlife—especially fish.

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Burning for success: MassWildlife fire crew builds capacity, habitat resiliency  

8/02/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

The steady expansion of MassWildlife's Prescribed Fire Program has a direct benefit to wildlife of Massachusetts.

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Report rare species 

8/02/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Report your sightings of rare species and vernal pools using MassWildlife's Heritage Hub

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Youth Pheasant Hunt Program offers workshops and mentored hunts this fall 

8/01/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Hunter Education graduates can sign up to participate at locations throughout Massachusetts.

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Apply for your Antlerless Deer Permit by July 16 

6/30/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

An antlerless deer permit (sometimes called a doe permit or doe tag) is required for those who want to hunt antlerless deer this fall.

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Fostered peregrine falcon chicks find new home  

6/30/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife relocated four peregrine falcon chicks from a dangerous nest at a construction site near Boston to a new home in Lowell.

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Find bigger fish 

6/30/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Fish where the winners fish, or find out how to enter your trophy catch and win a pin!

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