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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Creation of Norcross Hill Wildlife Management Area  

10/09/2019 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Wildlife Management Area in Templeton Will Protect 465 Acres of Wildlife Habitat

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A hunter's guide to EEE 

10/03/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

EEE is a rare but serious viral disease spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. Learn what precautions hunters can take to reduce their risk while outdoors.

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Hunting safety tips 

10/03/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Get ready for a great hunting season by brushing up on this safety information.

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Hunters: submit bear teeth and hair 

10/03/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

If you harvest a black bear this season, please submit a tooth and hair sample to MassWildlife. Teeth are used to find out a bear's age, and hairs are used to study bear genetics.

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Partnering for a threatened species 

10/02/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife is partnering with residents, municipalities, land trusts, and others to monitor and restore the last remaining populations of eastern spadefoot from inland areas of New England.

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An unlikely pair of terns going strong for 13 years 

9/27/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

A pair of terns has been producing hybrid chicks in Buzzards Bay since 2007. Biologists were surprised to find offspring produced by a male arctic tern and a female common tern.

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Open house at USGS fish lab October 19 highlights fish passage work 

9/27/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Go behind the scenes to meet the scientists and learn about research on fish in the Connecticut River watershed.

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Youth invited to share outdoor experiences through writing contest 

9/26/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

The New England Outdoor Writers Association is sponsoring a contest for young writers in grades 6-12.

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Drivers, brake for moose and deer 

9/25/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Moose and deer are more active during fall breeding seasons.

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Keep a hunting log and win prizes! 

9/25/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Help MassWildlife by recording your wildlife observations while hunting this year. Submit logs by December 20.

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Using the past to learn about the future of a species 

9/05/2019 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

MassWildlife dives into research from over 150 years ago to learn more about a protected species.

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Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Introduced in Congress: What it means for the state’s wildlife 

9/03/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

A bill called the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA, HR 3742) was recently introduced in Congress and is considered one of the most important wildlife conservation bills in decades.

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New Norcross Hill Wildlife Management Area 

9/02/2019 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

The new Norcross Hill WMA in Templeton protects over 465 acres for wildlife and outdoor recreation.

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September marks the start of fall hunting 

8/30/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Hunting is a safe activity. Equipped with the right information, non-hunters can feel comfortable using the woods at any time of year.

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Buy Surplus Antlerless Deer Permits in September 

8/30/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Surplus permits for zone 11 go on sale Sept. 24, zone 10 permits go on sale Sept. 25; and permits for zones 9, 13, & 14 go on sale Sept. 26.

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