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Historic loon hatch marks a milestone 

7/09/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife reports the first common loon hatches in southeastern MA in over a century.

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Peregrine falcon restoration reaches new heights in Massachusetts 

7/01/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife biologists successfully banded over 40 peregrine falcon chicks.

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Species Spotlight: Eastern hog-nosed snake 

7/01/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife's Species Spotlight for July is the eastern hog-nosed snake. Learn more about this deceiving snake, how MassWildlife biologists are working to protect this species of special concern, and what you can do to help.

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Apply for your Antlerless Deer Permit by July 16, 2020 

6/25/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

An antlerless deer permit (sometimes called a doe permit or doe tag) is required for those who want to hunt antlerless deer this fall.

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New Addition to the Squannacook River WMA 

6/24/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife continues to protect the Squannacook River WMA by adding additional acreage to the property.

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Report fish kills this summer 

6/01/2020 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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Species Spotlight: Eastern whip-poor-will 

6/01/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife's Species Spotlight for June is the eastern whip-poor-will! Learn about this bird of fire and folklore, how MassWildlife biologists are working to protect this rare species, and what you can do to help.

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Take MassWildlife’s bathymetry data on your next fishing trip! 

5/29/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Pull up the digital map on your phone, find your location, and view depth.

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Report wild turkey sightings 

5/28/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Help MassWildlife monitor wild turkey numbers across the state by reporting the birds you see in your area.

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MassWildlife to monitor fish using video 

5/28/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Cameras at fish passages on Massachusetts rivers capture anadromous fish traveling to their spawning grounds.

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Bald eagle numbers soar in 2020 

5/27/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

It’s nesting season for bald eagles! MassWildlife has already documented over 70 active eagle nests and a dramatic uptick in new nests throughout Massachusetts this spring.

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June 6-7 is Free Fishing Weekend! 

5/26/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

No license is needed to fish in fresh water the first weekend in June!

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Why did the turtle cross the road? 

5/15/2020 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

Whatever the reason, watch out for them!

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Report sightings of young bears 

5/04/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

In order to place tracking collars on bears for research, MassWildlife needs to know where bears with young have been recently observed. If you see a bear with cubs in eastern Massachusetts, report it!

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Management milestone for wildlife achieved in Hardwick 

5/04/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife has completed a 500-acre barrens restoration project at Muddy Brook WMA to provide habitat for wildlife.

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