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Give a gift on the wild side! 

11/25/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Gift ideas for the wildlife enthusiast on your list.

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Some like it hot, trout do not 

11/03/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

In a changing climate, brook trout and other species that rely on cold water may have a hard time finding suitable habitat year-round. Partners are working to gather data and find patches of cold water where fish can shelter during heat and drought.

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Help the animals and plants of Massachusetts thrive 

11/02/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

You can make an impact! Don't wait until Giving Tuesday to let us know you care.

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Species Spotlight: Bog turtles 

11/02/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

November’s Species Spotlight is the bog turtle. Learn more about one of the smallest living turtles, what is threatening its existence, and how to report a sighting to MassWildlife staff.

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All outdoor users: Wear blaze orange during hunting seasons 

11/02/2020 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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You know what's scary? 

10/28/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Celebrate the spooky season and learn more about bats!

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Learn about wildlife virtually anywhere 

10/28/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Enjoy these recorded livestream events and get tips for hunting, fishing, and viewing wildlife in MA!

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Massachusetts Wildlife special magazine edition  

10/06/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

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River and cranberry bog restoration to benefit native brook trout 

10/05/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Work has begun on sections of the Childs River in Falmouth and Mashpee that will restore wetland and river habitats and help fish and other wildlife.

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Species Spotlight: Little brown bat 

9/28/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

October’s Species Spotlight is the little brown bat. Contrary to myths, bats are gentle and intelligent, but human activities and white-nose syndrome have diminished populations in Massachusetts. Learn how to help protect this underappreciated mammal.

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Drivers, brake for moose and deer 

9/28/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Moose and deer are more active during fall breeding seasons.

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Ruffing it in Massachusetts: What makes good grouse habitat? 

9/24/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Ruffed grouse rely on a mixture of young forest habitats for food and cover. With grouse season approaching, hunters will be especially interested in learning the key components of grouse habitat.

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Targeting turkeys from a stand: Tips for bowhunters 

9/24/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

With the turkey season extension in effect for fall 2020, archery deer hunters have a new opportunity to hunt both deer and turkey during the entire archery deer season. Read on to get tips for fall turkey hunting and don’t forget your turkey permit!

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MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant applications now available  

9/09/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

The MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant Program provides financial assistance to private and municipal landowners of conserved lands to manage habitat for wildlife and outdoor recreation. Applications must be received by October 16.

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Fall trout stocking begins in September 

9/01/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Fall trout stocking begins around mid-September. Close to 60,000 rainbow trout that are 12 inches or longer and at least 4,000 brown trout about 9+ inches long will be stocked across Massachusetts this fall.

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