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Wildlife in winter 

Providing food for wildlife does more harm than good.

Ice strength and safety 

Always use caution while fishing or recreating on ice.

Learn about Wildlife 

Discover the habits and habitats of common Massachusetts animals.

Freshwater Fishing Information 

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

Black Bears in Massachusetts 

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

Conservation Resources for Educators 

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

Species Information and Conservation  

Our highest priority is protecting the native species that are listed as Endangered, Threatened, or of Special Concern in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Hunter Education Program 

Offers hunting-related courses in Massachusetts including the state mandated Basic Hunter Education course.

Problems with Wildlife 

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

Freshwater Fishing for Beginners 

Learning to fish just takes a little time and practice.

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.

Get involved in conservation 

Learn how you can contribute to conservation in the Commonwealth.

Hunting Pheasants in Massachusetts 

Find hunting regulations and pheasant stocking information.

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.

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.

Conservation Resources for Private Landowners 

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

Where to Hunt in Massachusetts 

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

Wildlife Rehabilitation 

Learn how to contact a rehabilitator or learn how to become licensed to treat wild animals.

Hunting Wild Turkey in Massachusetts 

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

Wildlife Viewing Guide 

Get outside and enjoy the impressive variety of wildlife found in Massachusetts.

Fish Conservation in Massachusetts 

MassWildlife biologists manage both cold and warmwater fisheries from the largest lakes to the smallest headwater streams.

Conservation Tools for Towns and Land Trusts 

Find tools to help you manage land for wildlife and plan for conservation.

Conservation Requirements & Resources for Developers 

Developers and contractors should check the resources on this page before starting a project.

Hunting Coyote in Massachusetts 

Find coyote hunting regulations, information about harvest reporting, and tips for hunters.

Land Protection 

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

Hunting Regulations 

If you're planning to go hunting in Massachusetts, you need to know the rules.

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