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Avoid decorating with invasive plants 

11/30/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Don't deck the halls with invasive species!

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MassWildlife Habitat Management Grants awarded 

11/15/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife awarded $184,400 in grants to eight municipalities and conservation organizations to improve habitat for wildlife.

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What you should know about deer and COVID-19 

11/12/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

While experts are still learning about COVID-19, there is currently no evidence that wildlife might be a source of infection for people in the US, and no evidence you can get COVID-19 from preparing or eating wild game.

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MassWildlife receives forestry awards 

11/03/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife and MassWildlife retiree John Scanlon were honored by the Massachusetts Forest Alliance.

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New peregrine falcon mural and nest box unveiled in Worcester 

11/03/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Art and conservation combine to raise public awareness of rare wildlife and benefit a pair of resident peregrine falcons in Worcester.

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Improved MassFishHunt coming soon 

11/03/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

A new MassFishHunt licensing and harvest reporting system launches December 1, 2021. Learn about new features and how to get started.

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Volunteers help clean up Bolton Flats Wildlife Management Area 

11/03/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

This fall, the New England Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers coordinated with MassWildlife to organize a clean-up day at Bolton Flats Wildlife Management Area.

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Help the animals and plants of Massachusetts thrive 

11/03/2021 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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All outdoor users: Wear blaze orange during hunting seasons 

11/03/2021 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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MassWildlife announces climate resilience grant opportunity 

10/19/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Private and municipal landowners of conserved lands can apply for grant funding to support habitat management projects that increase resilience in vulnerable ecosystems.

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MassWildlife’s license fee increase approved 

10/04/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

For the first time since 1996, MassWildlife has increased fees to hunting, freshwater fishing, and trapping licenses. These changes will go into effect beginning in the 2022 calendar year, with many increases phased in over 5 years.

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Five MassWildlife staff recognized for assisting with western wildfires 

10/04/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Interagency wildfire crews from the Northeast joined together to battle western blazes this summer. The crews returned safely with new skills to use on the job back home.

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Monitoring juvenile shad on the Connecticut River 

10/04/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

With the help of partners, MassWildlife biologists are learning more about American shad in the Connecticut River and how dams impact their migration.

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Drivers, brake for moose and deer 

10/04/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Moose and deer are more active during fall breeding seasons.

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Celebrate Bat Week this October 

10/04/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Bat week starts 10/24 and is designed to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation and to celebrate the role of bats in nature. Learn about recent efforts by MassWildlife and volunteers to give bats a boost and learn how you can get involved.

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