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Trout stocking report 

Spring stocking has begun. The map and table below are updated daily during stocking season.

Freshwater Fishing Information 

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

Hunting Wild Turkey in Massachusetts 

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

Learn about Wildlife 

Discover the habits and habitats of common Massachusetts animals.

Black Bears in Massachusetts 

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

Working for Wildlife: MassWildlife's Habitat Programs 

MassWildlife works to restore and manage critical habitats to help conserve the diversity of wildlife and plant communities in the Commonwealth for generations to come.

Problems with Wildlife 

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

Get Involved in Conservation 

Learn how you can contribute to conservation in the Commonwealth.

Hunting Migratory Game Birds in Massachusetts 

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

Outdoor Recreation Safety Tips 

Stay safe while enjoying the great outdoors.

Conservation Resources for Educators 

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

Hunting Regulations 

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

Massachusetts Hunter Education Program 

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

Species Information and Conservation  

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

MassWildlife Trout Stocking Program 

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

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.

Wildlife Viewing Guide 

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

Freshwater Fishing for Beginners 

Learning to fish just takes a little time and practice.

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.

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 

Use the resources on this page to find out what to do if you think an animal needs help.

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.