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Support endangered species at tax time 

2/07/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

By adding a donation to line 33A on your State taxes, you can help Massachusetts endangered animals and plants thrive.

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Five animals who may have a worse Valentine’s Day than you  

2/06/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

February is the month of love, but finding a mate isn’t all candy and flowers for our local wildlife. Here’s a list of 5 animals with curious courtship behaviors that may leave you feeling better about your own Valentine’s Day plans.

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Former MassWildlife Director receives top honors 

2/06/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Wayne MacCallum was inducted into the New England Turkey Hunting Hall of Fame for his leadership in wild turkey conservation and his long career preserving hunting heritage.

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Get to know animal tracks 

2/05/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Gain a deeper appreciation for Massachusetts wildlife by learning to identify animal tracks. Use MassWildlife’s track card to find out what’s been scampering through your backyard this winter.

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Hunters donated 17,800 meals in 2023 

2/02/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife’s Hunters Share the Harvest Program provides an outlet for hunters to donate venison to Massachusetts families facing food insecurity.

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Three ways to prevent conflict during coyote mating season 

2/01/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Late January through early March is mating season for coyotes. Learn how you can prevent conflict with coyotes by protecting your pets, removing food sources, and hazing.

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Healey-Driscoll Admin Announces $365K in Grants to Support Biodiversity & Habitat Resiliency  

1/26/2024 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

The MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant Program provides crucial support to partners to steward biodiversity, enhance climate resiliency, and promote outdoor recreation.

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Love fishing or hunting? Volunteer with MassWildlife 

1/19/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

If you’re passionate about hunting and fishing, and want to share your skills with others, consider volunteering with MassWildlife’s outdoor education programs!

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How to maintain and store your fishing equipment 

1/08/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Winter is a great time to care for your fishing equipment, so you’ll be ready for hassle-free fishing in the spring. Learn how to keep your gear in great shape with tips from MassWildlife’s Angler Education Coordinator.

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New Year’s resolutions that help you connect with nature 

1/04/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

New year, new you? As you are setting goals for 2024, consider adding a wildlife-themed resolution!

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Upcoming dam removals will benefit ecosystems and people 

1/04/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife plans to remove 7 dams within Wildlife Management Areas in Athol, Sutton, Brookfield, Hardwick, Windsor, and New Braintree.

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Why you shouldn't feed wildlife this winter 

1/04/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Providing food for wildlife does more harm than good.

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Junior Conservation Camp teaches outdoor skills to Massachusetts teens 

1/03/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Campers aged 13–17 learn conservation, shooting sports, fishing techniques, orienteering, and more from experts in a fun, safe camp environment.

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Meet the Massachusetts Mustelids 

1/01/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Massachusetts is home to five members of the weasel family. Learn about each species and test your knowledge by identifying a mystery Mustelid!

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Trout spawning: Cultivating the next generation 

12/05/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Fishing may not be top of mind in December, but there is no off season for our trout hatcheries! Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to produce a new crop of trout.