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Fisheries and Wildlife Board meetings

The Fisheries and Wildlife Board uses its meetings to conduct the business of and provide supervision and oversight to the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.

Open to the public and media, meetings of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board are held monthly. The Board holds its meetings at locations around the state, weather permitting; holds public hearings on proposed regulatory changes; and uses its meetings to conduct the business of and provide oversight to the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and to address many issues of specific concern. While many different matters and issues are brought before the Board each year, most of its meeting time is spent in review and scrutiny of proposals for regulatory changes and of Division of Fisheries and Wildlife programs. The Board has hiring authority over agency staff and makes decisions concerning the acquisition and protection of land and water for wildlife.

If you have a disability or medical condition and would like to request special accommodations, please contact Susan Sacco via email at susan.sacco@mass.gov.

Anyone wishing to be placed on the agenda to speak must notify the Board in writing 2 weeks prior to the Board meeting; for more detailed information, contact Susan Sacco at susan.sacco@mass.gov.

View an archive of Fisheries and Wildlife Board meeting minutes.

Next meeting

September 22, 2020. The September monthly business meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. The Fisheries and Wildlife Board September business meeting will be held virtually via a Zoom Video Meeting of the Board members and MassWildlife staff, with the public joining via computer or phone line. Instructions for attending the meeting are below.

Agenda

  1. Acceptance of Minutes of the August Monthly Meeting
  2. Chair’s Comments
  3. Commissioner’s Comments
  4. Director’s Comments
  5. Law Enforcement Comments
  6. Personnel Report (Kris McCarthy)
  7. Presentation of the Draft R3 (Recruitment, Retention, and Reengagement) Plan (Introduction: Kris McCarthy; Plan: Astrid Huseby)
  8. Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Advisory Committee Report
  9. Set October meeting date and time
  10. Members’ Comments
  11. Executive Session for the Purpose of Discussing Proposed Land Acquisitions Whose Negotiations Would Be Compromised by Discussion in Open Session

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On March 10, the Baker-Polito Administration announced new guidance for Executive Branch employees in order to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including virtually holding required meetings hosted by Executive Branch agencies involving external parties.

Thank you for your cooperation and support as the Commonwealth works to address this public health issue.

Posted Tuesday, August 25, 2020; 4:30 p.m.
Updated and posted Thursday, September 17, 2020; 3:00 p.m.
Updated and posted Friday, September 18, 2020; 5:15 p.m.

Past meetings

August 25, 2020. The August monthly business meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. The Fisheries and Wildlife Board August business meeting will be held virtually via a Zoom Video Meeting of the Board members and MassWildlife staff, with the public joining via computer or phone line. Instructions on how to attend the meeting are below.

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On March 10, the Baker-Polito Administration announced new guidance for Executive Branch employees in order to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including virtually holding required meetings hosted by Executive Branch agencies involving external parties.

Thank you for your cooperation and support as the Commonwealth works to address this public health issue.

August Meeting Presentation: Ornithology Projects Update

Posted July 15, 2020; 1:30 p.m.
Updated and posted August 21, 2020; 10:00 a.m.
Updated and posted August 24, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

 

July 14, 2020. The July monthly business meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 1:00 p.m.

The Fisheries and Wildlife Board July business meeting will be held virtually via a Zoom Video Meeting of the Board members and MassWildlife staff, with the public joining via computer or phone line. Members of the public who wish to listen to or view the Fisheries and Wildlife Board’s July meeting should plan to join the Zoom Meeting that has been arranged for this purpose at 1:00 p.m. Instructions on how to attend the meeting are below.

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Meeting ID: 892 0475 5319

Password: 596574

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On March 10, the Baker-Polito Administration announced new guidance for Executive Branch employees in order to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including virtually holding required meetings hosted by Executive Branch agencies involving external parties.

Thank you for your cooperation and support as the Commonwealth works to address this public health issue.

Posted June 18, 2020; 1:00 p.m.
Updated and posted July 10, 2020; 11:30 a.m.

July Meeting Presentation: Coldwater Climate Change Refugia

 

June 16, 2020. The June monthly business meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 1:00 p.m.

The Fisheries and Wildlife Board June business meeting will be held virtually via a Zoom Video Meeting of the Board members and MassWildlife staff, with the public joining via computer or phone line. Members of the public who wish to listen to or view the Fisheries and Wildlife Board’s June meeting should plan to join the Zoom Meeting that has been arranged for this purpose at 1:00 p.m.

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Or, from any phone, dial by your location to call in and hear the audio only:

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Meeting ID: 879 6088 9722

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On March 10, the Baker-Polito Administration announced new guidance for Executive Branch employees in order to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including virtually holding required meetings hosted by Executive Branch agencies involving external parties.

Thank you for your cooperation and support as the Commonwealth works to address this public health issue.

Posted May 19, 2020; 4:30 p.m.
Updated and posted June 2, 2020; 8:30 a.m.
Updated and posted June 12, 2020; 9:45 a.m.
Updated and posted June 16, 2020, 10:15 a.m.

June Fisheries and Wildlife Board Meeting Presentation: Habitat Program Review

 

May 19, 2020. The May monthly business meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at 1:00 p.m.

The Fisheries and Wildlife Board May business meeting will be held virtually via a Zoom Video Meeting of the Board members and MassWildlife staff, with the public joining via computer or phone line. Members of the public who wish to listen to or view the Fisheries and Wildlife Board’s May meeting should plan to join the Zoom Meeting that has been arranged for this purpose at 1:00 p.m. Instructions on how to attend the meeting have been provided below. Attendees will enter the meeting via a waiting room that will be open approximately 15 minutes before the start of the meeting, then the host will open the meeting.

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On March 10, the Baker-Polito Administration announced new guidance for Executive Branch employees in order to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including virtually holding required meetings hosted by Executive Branch agencies involving external parties.

Thank you for your cooperation and support as the Commonwealth works to address this public health issue.

Posted April 24, 2020, 2:15 p.m.
Updated and posted May 14, 2020, 3:15 p.m.

May Fisheries and Wildlife Board meeting presentation: 2020 Deer Review

 

April 23, 2020. The April monthly business meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.

Out of an abundance of caution due to the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Fisheries and Wildlife Board April business meeting will be held virtually via a conference call of the Board members and MassWildlife staff, with the public listening on the line. Members of the public who wish to listen to the Fisheries and Wildlife Board’s April meeting should plan to join the conference call that has been arranged for this purpose at 10:00 a.m.

Dial-in Number: 1-605-475-5910 (data or phone charges may apply)

Access Code:    802029

Please note that all participants in the conference call can be heard, so please investigate how to do it in advance and mute your phone during the Board meeting if that is possible. Otherwise, please refrain from speaking and try to limit background noise during the meeting.

On the same date, at 11:00 a.m., on the same conference call, a public hearing will be held regarding the 2020-2021 Migratory Game Bird hunting seasons. A presentation of the proposed regulations will begin at 11:00 a.m., and the public will be given the opportunity to make oral comments after the presentation. Please see MassWildlife’s public hearing notice for further details, including how to provide written comments in advance of the hearing.

On March 10, the Baker-Polito Administration announced new guidance for Executive Branch employees in order to prevent and mitigate the spread of the disease, including virtually holding required meetings hosted by Executive Branch agencies involving external parties.

Thank you for your cooperation and support as the Commonwealth works to address this public health issue.

Posted April 1, 2020; 3:00 p.m.
Updated and posted April 20, 2020; 8:00 a.m.

 

March 31, 2020. The March monthly business meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board was originally scheduled to be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s (MassWildlife) Field Headquarters.

Out of an abundance of caution due to the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Fisheries and Wildlife Board March business meeting will now be held on the same date, March 31, 2020, virtually via a conference call of the Board members and MassWildlife staff, with the public listening on the line. Members of the public who wish to listen to the Fisheries and Wildlife Board’s March meeting should plan to join the conference call that has been arranged for this purpose at 10:00 a.m.

Dial-in Number:       1 (605) 475-5910       (Phone or data charges may apply)

Access Code:          802029               (Enter when prompted by the recording)

Please note that all participants in the conference call can be heard, so please refrain from speaking and limit background noise during the meeting. You can also mute your own phone if that is convenient. The public is advised that this is a normal business meeting of the Board and that public comment will therefore not be accepted.

On March 10, the Baker-Polito Administration announced new guidance for Executive Branch employees in order to prevent and mitigate the spread of the disease, including virtually holding required meetings hosted by Executive Branch agencies involving external parties.

Thank you for your cooperation and support as the Commonwealth works to address this public health issue.

Posted Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
Updated and posted March 26, 2020, 5:35 p.m.
Updated and posted March 27, 2020, 2:10 p.m.
Updated and Posted March 30, 2020, 11:45 a.m.

 

February 18, 2020. The February monthly business meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted January 17, 2020; 10:00 a.m.
Updated and posted February 13, 2020, 9:00 a.m.

 

January 15, 2020. The January 2020 monthly business meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted December 23, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Updated and posted January 13, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

 

December 18, 2019. The December monthly business meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at 1:30 p.m., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s (MassWildlife) Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted November 20, 2019, 4:00 p.m.;
Updated and posted December 5, 2019, 10:15 a.m.;

Updated and posted December 13, 2019; 3:30 p.m.

 

November 19, 2019. The November monthly business meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s (MassWildlife) Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted October 30, 2019, 11:00 a.m.;
Updated and posted November 15, 2019, 9:30 a.m.

 

October 29, 2019. The October monthly business meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at 3:00 p.m., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s (MassWildlife) Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

On the same date, at the same location, a public hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. MassWildlife is proposing a new section at 321 CMR 2.16 that would prohibit contests for the capture, take or waste of certain predator or furbearing animals, and a new section at 2.17 that would prohibit the “waste” of certain game animals and birds. Finally, MassWildlife is proposing an amendment to 321 CMR 3.02 that would change the time for checking harvested fox and coyote from four (4) days from the end of the season to within forty-eight (48) hours of harvest. 

An additional public hearing, for the same purpose, was also held earlier in the month, on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at the Lenox Town Hall, 6 Walker Street, Lenox.

The above-described draft MassWildlife regulations, as well as a related summary and other explanatory information, are available for review by the public on MassWildlife's Public Hearings page.

Posted September 20, 2019; 3:00 p.m.;
Updated and posted October 25, 2019, 12:00 p.m.

 

September 18, 2019. The September monthly business meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., at MassWildlife's Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted August 30, 2019; 10:00 a.m.;
Updated and posted September 16, 2019; 9:30 a.m.

 

August 28, 2019. The August meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s (MassWildlife) Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

On the same date, at 1:00 p.m., at the same location, a public hearing was held to amend the list of species of animals and plants protected by the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act. Interested parties can review the proposed changes to 321 CMR 10.90 and 10.91 on MassWildlife’s Public Hearings page.

Posted August 26, 2019; 9:45 a.m.;
Updated and posted August 26, 2019; 10:15 .a.m.
Updated and posted August 26, 2019; 4:00 p.m.

 

July 17, 2019. The July meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted June 20, 2019, 12:00 p.m.;
Updated and posted June 20, 2019, 2:30 p.m.;
Updated and posted June 26, 2019; 11:30 a.m.;
Updated and posted July 15, 2019; 10:00 a.m.

 

June 18, 2019. The June meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 2:30 p.m., at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, in Admiral’s Hall, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts.

On the same date and in the same location, at 6:30 p.m., a public listening session is planned, to discuss and listen to public comments on coyote management and private coyote contests in Massachusetts.

Posted May 16, 2019; 11.00 a.m.;
Updated and posted June 14, 2019; 11:00 a.m.;

Updated and posted June 17, 2019; 1:30 p.m.

 

May 15, 2019. The May meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 2:30 p.m., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

On the same date and in the same location, at 6:30 p.m., a public hearing is planned, to amend rules and regulations relative to the hunting of wild turkey.

Posted April 19, 2019; 4:45 p.m.
Updated and posted May 13, 2019, 9:00 a.m.

 

April 18, 2019. The April meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

On the same date and in the same location, at 11:00 a.m., a public hearing is planned, to establish rules and regulations relative to the 2019-2020 migratory game bird seasons.

Posted March 14, 2019; 4:30 p.m.
Updated and posted April 16, 2019, 10:00 a.m.

 

March 14, 2019. The March meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted February 26, 2019, 1:00 p.m.
Updated and posted March 12, 2019; 9:00 a.m.

 

February 21, 2019. The February meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted January 10, 2018; 3:30 p.m.
Updated and posted February 15, 9:30 a.m.

 

January 10, 2019. The January meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted December 21, 2018; 3:00 p.m.
Updated and posted January 7, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

Updated and posted January 8, 2019, 10:00 a.m.

 

December 20, 2018. The December meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted November 20, 2018; 3:00 p.m.
Updated and posted November 26, 2018; 2:00 p.m.

Updated and posted December 18, 2018; 1:30 p.m.

 

November 20, 2018. The November meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted November 8, 2018; 3:00 p.m.
Updated and posted November 15, 2018; 2:00 p.m.

 

October 30, 2018. The October meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at the Lenox Library, in the Welles Gallery, 18 Main Street, Lenox, Massachusetts.

Posted September 26, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Updated and posted October 3, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Updated and posted October 11, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

Updated and posted October 25, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
Updated and posted October 26, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

 

September 25, 2018. The September meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at the Connecticut Valley Wildlife District office, East Street, Belchertown, Massachusetts.

Posted August 16, 2018; 9:30 a.m.
Updated and posted September 21, 2018, 11:20 a.m.

 

August 14, 2018. The August meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at the Camp Edwards Joint Base Cape Cod Welcome Center, Connery Avenue, Sandwich, Massachusetts.

Posted July 19, 2018; 3:00 p.m.
Updated and posted August 10, 11:00 a.m.

 

July 17, 2018. The July meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Posted June 15, 2018; 11:30 a.m.;
Updated and posted July 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
Updated and posted July 16, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

 

June 13, 2018. The June meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 2:00 P.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted May 18, 2018; 2:30 p.m.;
Updated and posted June 11, 2018; 9:30 a.m.

 

May 16, 2018. The May meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., at the Stationery Factory; 63 Flansburg Avenue, Dalton, Massachusetts.

Posted April 23, 2018; 12:00 p.m.
Updated and posted May 11, 2018; 3:00 p.m.

 

April 10, 2018. The April meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted March 21, 2018; 12:30 p.m.
Updated and posted March 22, 2018; 11:15 a.m.
Updated and posted April 6, 2018; 10:00 a.m.

 

RESCHEDULED: March 14, 2018. The March meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board has been rescheduled by order of the Chair and will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted February 8, 2018; 1:00 p.m.
Updated and posted March 5, 2018; 9:45 a.m.
Updated and posted March 5, 2018; 5:10 p.m.

 

February 6, 2018. The February meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted January 11, 2018; 11:00 a.m.
Updated and posted February 2, 2018; 10:00 a.m.

 

January 10, 2018. The January meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted December 20, 2017; 10:00 a.m.
Updated and posted January 8, 2018; 10:00 a.m.

 

December 19, 2017. The December meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted November 9, 2017; 5:00 p.m.
Updated and posted December 14, 2017; 1:00 p.m.

 

November 9, 2017. The November meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 1:30 P.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted October 26, 2017; 3:00 P.M.
Updated and posted November 7, 2017; 9:30 A.M.

 

October 24, 2017. The October meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 10:00 A.M., at the Royalston Fish and Game Club, 50 Main Road, Phillipston, Massachusetts.

Posted September 26, 2017; 4:00 P.M.;
Updated and posted October 18, 2017; 3:00 P.M.

 

September 19, 2017. The September meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 11:00 A.M., at the Lawrence Library, 15 Main Street, Pepperell, Massachusetts.

Posted August 31, 2017; 2:00 P.M.
Updated and posted September 15, 2017; 9:00 A.M.

 

August 22, 2017. The August meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at 1:00 P.M., at the Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Avenue, Dalton, Massachusetts.

Posted July 24, 2017; 12:00 P.M.
Updated and posted August 17, 2017; 2:00 P.M.

 

July 18, 2017. The July meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 10:00 A.M., at the Wildlands Trust Headquarters, 675 Long Pond Road, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Posted June 30, 2017; 2:00 P.M.
Updated and posted July 13, 2017; 2:00 P.M.
Updated and posted July 14, 2017; 10:00 A.M.
Updated and posted July 17, 2017; 2:00 P.M.

 

June 28, 2017. The June meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 10:00 A.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted June 8, 2017; 10:00 A.M.
Updated and posted June 26, 2017; 9:00 A.M.

 

May 30, 2017. The May meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 1:00 P.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted April 25, 2017, 2:00 P.M.
Updated and posted May 25, 2017, 10:00 A.M.
Updated and posted May 26, 2017, 2:00 P.M.

 

April 19, 2017. The April meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 10:00 A.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted March 29, 2017; 9:00 A.M.
Updated and posted April 14, 2017; 9:00 A.M.

 

March 22, 2017. The March meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 10:00 A.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted February 28, 2017; 2:00 P.M.
Updated and posted March 20, 2017; 10:00 A.M.

 

February 22, 2017. The February meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 10:00 A.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted February 16, 2017; 5:00 P.M.
Updated and posted February 21, 2017; 10:00 A.M.

 

January 11, 2017. The January meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 10:00 A.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted Thursday, December 22, 2016; 9:00 A.M.;
Updated and posted Monday, January 9, 2017; 9:00 A.M.;
Updated and posted Monday, January 9, 2017; 3:00 P.M.

 

December 19, 2016. The December meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Monday, December 19, 2016, at 10:00 A.M., at the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted November 29, 2016; 12:00 P.M.
Updated and posted December 14, 2016; 12:00 P.M.
Updated and posted December 16, 2016, 10:00 A.M.

 

November 22, 2016. The November meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at 11:00 A.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted October 20, 2016; 12:00 P.M.
Updated and posted November 17, 2016; 12:00 P.M.

 

October 18, 2016. The October meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 1:00 P.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Western Wildlife District office, 88 Old Windsor Road, Dalton, Massachusetts.

Posted September 7, 2016; 2:00 P.M.
Updated and posted October 14, 2016, 10:00 A.M.

 

The September meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at 1:00 P.M., at the Sunderland Town Hall, 12 School Street, Second Floor, Sunderland, Massachusetts.

Posted August 30, 2016; 1:00 P.M.

 

August 23, 2016. The August meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at 11:00 A.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted August 1, 2016; 12:00 P.M.;
Updated and posted August 19, 2016; 10:00 A.M.

 

July 27, 2016. The July meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at 11:00 A.M., at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center, 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Posted June 29, 2016; 10:00 A.M. 
Updated and posted July 25, 2016; 10:00 A.M.
Updated and posted July 25, 2016; 10:30 A.M.

Updated and posted July 26, 2016; 12:00 P.M.

 

June 21, 2016. The June meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at 1:00 P.M., at the UMass Cranberry Station, One State Bog Road (the intersection of Spectacle Pond Road and Glen Charlie Road), East Wareham, Massachusetts.

A public hearing will be held at 3:00 P.M. on the same date and at the same location; please see the Public Hearings page for detailed information and to view PDFs of the proposed regulations.

Posted May 31, 2016; 1:30 P.M.
Updated and posted June 16, 2016; 12:00 P.M.

 

May 18, 2016. The May meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 1:00 P.M., at the Western Wildlife District office, 88 Old Windsor Road, Dalton, Massachusetts.

Posted April 26, 2016; 10:00 A.M.
Updated and posted May 16, 2016, 10:00 A.M.

 

April 21, 2016. The April meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 12:00 P.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted March 8, 2016; 12:00 P.M. 
Updated and posted April 19, 2016, 11:00 A.M.

 

On the same date, at 2:00 P.M., at the same location, the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will hold a public hearing to hear public comment relative to establishing rules and regulations for the 2016-2017 migratory game bird seasons and method of take. Please see the public hearing page for further details and to view the proposed regulations.

 

March 21, 2016. A meeting of a subcommittee of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Monday, March 21, 2016, at 1:00 P.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted March 16, 2016; 11:00 A.M.

 

March 7, 2016. The March meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Monday, March 7, 2016, at 12:00 P.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted February 15, 2016; 1:00 P.M. 
Updated and posted March 3, 2016, 10:00 A.M.

 

February 25, 2016. The February meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at 1:00 P.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted January 21, 2016; 4:00 P.M.
Updated and posted February 23, 2016; 1:00 P.M.
Updated and posted February 23, 2016; 2:30 P.M.
Updated and posted February 24, 2016; 1:00 P.M.

 

January 14, 2016. The January meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 1:00 P.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted December 17, 2015; 12:00 P.M.;
Updated and posted January 11, 2016; 1:00 P.M.;
Updated and posted January 12, 2016; 9:00 A.M.

 

December 15, 2015. The December meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at 10:30 A.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

Posted November 30, 2015; 10:00 A.M.
Updated and posted December 11, 2015; 8:00 A.M.

 

November 24, 2015. The November meeting of the Fisheries and Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at 11:00 A.M., at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts.

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