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Junior Conservation Camp teaches outdoor skills to Massachusetts teens 

1/30/2023 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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Watch for bald eagles this winter 

1/30/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Bald eagle numbers continue to climb in the Commonwealth giving winter birders a better chance to glimpse these impressive birds. Get ready for your winter outing with these tips for where to look and how to prepare.

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New hunting regulations for 2023 

1/06/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Changes impact hours and hunting implements on pheasant stocked WMAs and expand small game and pheasant hunting seasons.

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Resolve to spend more time outdoors 

1/05/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Don’t let winter keep you indoors! Get tips and ideas that will help you spend more time outside in 2023.

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Stay safe on the ice this winter 

1/04/2023 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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Why you shouldn't feed wildlife this winter 

1/04/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Providing food for wildlife does more harm than good.

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Help with MassWildlife’s waterfowl survey this January 

1/04/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Public input is needed to identify current waterfowl feeding locations. Biologists will visit sites to identify and count these birds.

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Turtles are vulnerable to illegal wildlife trade 

1/02/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

A gopher tortoise found in Massachusetts was recently returned to its native range in the south.

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Art contest connects youth artists to nature 

12/21/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

The Massachusetts Junior Duck Stamp Program links the study of wetlands and waterfowl conservation with the creation of original artwork.

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Special deer hunts a success 

12/02/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Each year, MassWildlife provides opportunities for the sporting community to enjoy nature, harvest game meat, and support conservation through regulated hunting.

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New release of BioMap provides powerful tool for conservation in the Commonwealth 

12/01/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

The newly-updated online tool offers new features to guide strategic land protection and stewardship. Training and technical support are available to BioMap users.

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Give a gift on the wild side! 

12/01/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Gift ideas for the wildlife enthusiast on your list.

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All outdoor users: Wear blaze orange during hunting seasons 

11/28/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Be safe, be seen. Hunters and non-hunters alike should wear blaze orange while recreating outdoors this fall.

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Avoid decorating with invasive plants 

11/28/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Don't deck the halls with invasive species! Some invasive plants can spread quickly and completely crowd out native plants.

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Outdoor users, let your voice be heard 

11/18/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Outdoor users can complete a survey to determine how Land and Water Conservation Fund grants will be distributed in MA over the next five years.

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