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What to do if you find young wildlife 

You may see young animals in spring or summer. Even if these animals seem alone or weak, in nearly all cases, the best course of action is to leave the young animal alone. If you care, leave them there!

Problems with Wildlife 

Usually wild animals don’t interact with humans, but sometimes they can cause problems.

MassWildlife Publications 

MassWildlife offers a variety of print publications for those interested in learning more about wildlife, insects, plants, as well as rare or threatened species and habitats. NOTE: Some items are available at a discount if purchased in bulk or if you are an educator. Some items are free if picked up at a MassWildlife office , but have a postage fee if mailed.

Black Bears in Massachusetts 

Black bears are becoming increasingly common in Massachusetts and are moving further to the east.

Learn about Wildlife 

If you want to learn more about common animals in Massachusetts—or if you are having a problem with wildlife and want to know what to do—these pages can help.

Massachusetts Hunter Education Program 

Learn about courses on hunting, firearms, and map and survival, and where to take them.

Get involved in Conservation 

Learn how you can contribute to conservation in the Commonwealth.

Conservation Resources for Private Landowners 

Find the tools you need to manage your land for wildlife.

Outdoor Recreation Safety Tips 

Stay safe while enjoying the great outdoors.

Freshwater Fishing for Beginners 

Learning to fish just takes a little time and practice.

Freshwater Fishing Information 

Get ready for a great day on the water with fishing resources for beginners and experienced anglers.

MassWildlife's Habitat Programs 

MassWildlife works to protect and manage habitat for the benefit of the state's rare and common animals, fish, and plants.

Conservation Resources for Educators 

MassWildlife offers workshops, trainings, and resources for educators who work with children of all ages.

Hunting Pheasants in Massachusetts 

Find hunting regulations and pheasant stocking information.

MassFishHunt: Buy Fishing or Hunting Licenses 

Login to MassFishHunt to buy and print licenses, permits, and stamps, to report a harvest, or to buy an antlerless deer permit.

Hunting Deer in Massachusetts 

Find regulations for licenses, permits, and reporting, as well as deer harvest data and tips for hunters.

Trapping in Massachusetts 

Find information about trapping regulations, classes, and resources.

MassWildlife Trout Stocking Program 

Get the latest trout stocking information and plan your next fishing trip.

Freshwater Fishing Information 

Get ready for a great day on the water with fishing resources for beginners and experienced anglers.

Freshwater Fishing Regulations 

If you're planning to fish in freshwater in Massachusetts, you need to know the rules.

Hunting Migratory Game Birds in Massachusetts 

Find season dates, bag limits, and waterfowl zones for hunting migratory birds, such as ducks and geese.

Outdoor Skills Classes 

MassWildlife offers many programs to provide education for outdoor skills and safety. There are programs for everyone, from teenagers to adults.

Hunting Black Bear in Massachusetts 

Find regulations related to licenses, permits, and reporting as well as black bear harvest data and tips for hunters.

Where to Hunt in Massachusetts 

Understand your options and learn about regulations and available tools to find your perfect hunting spot.

Hunting Wild Turkey in Massachusetts 

Find regulations related to licenses, permits, and reporting, as well as turkey harvest data and tips for hunters.

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