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Achieving climate mitigation and wildlife conservation goals on WMAs 

8/01/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Recent analysis shows MassWildlife lands benefit wildlife and climate mitigation goals.

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Public hearing to address changes of status on protected species scheduled for August 

8/01/2019 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

MassWildlife is holding a public hearing on August 28 to amend the list of animals and plants protected by MESA.

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Deer hunting information and reminders 

8/01/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Antlerless Deer Permit instant award period begins, DCR watershed hunt applications due soon, youth hunt day Sept. 28

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Shorebirds are on the move! 

7/31/2019 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

Head to the shoreline this summer to see shorebirds migrating south, but please keep your distance.

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Young Adult Pheasant Hunt Program offers workshops and mentored hunts this fall 

7/31/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

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

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MassWildlife proposes regulations to ban predator contests and prohibit wanton waste 

7/25/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Following a review, MassWildlife proposed regulatory changes to prohibit predator hunting contests, prohibit wanton waste of all hunted wildlife, and change harvest reporting requirements for fox and coyote.

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Turkey hunting changes in 2020 

7/12/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

The Fisheries & Wildlife Board recently approved turkey hunting changes affecting bag limits, fall season dates, shot size, and the Youth Hunt. *NOTE: Regulation changes will NOT be effective until 2020. There are no changes to turkey regulations in 2019.

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Report fish kills this summer 

7/02/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Call the Massachusetts Environmental Police 1 (800) 632-8075 to report a fish kill. The vast majority of summer fish kills reported are natural events.

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Looking for orchids? You may want to venture to a bog. 

7/01/2019 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

Beautiful summer flowers bloom in some of the most unlikely of locations.

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MassWildlife to start spring salamander study 

7/01/2019 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

After 14 years, MassWildlife is reassessing a previously rare salamander in the state.

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MassWildlife Habitat Management Grant applications now available 

6/28/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

FY 2020 MHMGP grant application are now available. Apply by September 2, 2019.

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Tracking the eastern whip-poor-will 

6/28/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife is partnering with WPI to study the migratory habits of whip-poor-wills using GPS taggin technology

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Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops Donate Fishing Rods to MassWildlife 

6/07/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

On June 6, Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops donated over 100 fishing rods and reels to MassWildlife's Angler Education Program to help get more families fishing.

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Deer rescued from Lowell canal by MassWildlife and Environmental Police 

6/03/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

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Learn to fish for free this summer 

6/03/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife’s Angler Education Program provides people of all ages a chance to learn and try fishing. Find an event near you.

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