Hunting and freshwater fishing license fees

If you're over 15 you need a license to hunt or fish. View a table of license fees.

License, stamp, and permit fees

Fishing licenses

License

Fee

Resident Fishing

$27.50

Resident Minor Fishing (Age 15–17)

FREE

Resident Fishing (Age 65–69)

$16.25

Resident Fishing (Age 70 or over)
Or paraplegic, blind, intellectually disabled*

FREE

Non-resident Fishing

37.50

Non-resident Fishing (3 day)

23.50

Resident Fishing (3 day)

12.50

Non-resident Fishing (Age 15–17)

11.50

Quabbin One Day Fishing

5.00

 

Hunting licenses, permits, and stamps

License

Fee

Resident Citizen Hunting

27.50

Resident Citizen Hunting (Age 65–69)

16.25

Resident/Non-resident Hunting, Paraplegic*

FREE

Resident Alien Hunting

27.50

Non-resident (adult/minor) Hunting, Big Game
(Deer, Bear, Turkey, and all other game species)

99.50

Non-resident (adult/minor) Hunting, Small Game
(All game species except deer, bear, and turkey)

65.50

Non-resident Commercial Shooting Preserve (1 day)

10.00

Resident Minor Hunting (Age 15–17)

11.50

Resident Commercial Shooting Preserve (1 day)

10.00

Resident Citizen Sporting

45.00

Resident Citizen Sporting (Age 65–69)

25.00

Resident Citizen Sporting (Age 70 or over)
(includes trapping)

FREE

Resident/Non-Resident Paraplegic Sporting*

FREE

Resident Trapping

35.50

Resident Minor Trapping (Age 12–17)

11.50

Resident Trapping (Age 65-69)

20.25

Archery Stamp

5.10

Waterfowl Stamp

5.00

Primitive Firearms Stamp

5.10

Wildlands Stamp, Resident

5.00

Wildlands Stamp, Non-resident

5.00

Antlerless Deer Permit (when issued)

5.00

Bear Permit

5.00

Turkey Permit

5.00

Trap Registration Number (Boston Office)

5.00

Trap Registration Number Renewal (Boston Office)

5.00

Non-resident Trapping Permit
(Field Headquarters Office)

200.00

Resident Furbuyer*

30.00

Non-resident Citizen/Alien Furbuyer*

90.00

* First time applicants must contact Boston MassWildlife office. Restrictions apply.

 

NOTE: Fee for first resident license and all non-resident licenses includes a $5.00 fee for the Wildlands Conservation Stamp. Fee for second resident license in calendar year does not include the $5.00 fee for the Wildlands Conservation Stamp. City and town clerks must add an additional one dollar ($1.00); other sales agents may add up to an additional one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) service fee to the price of each license sold. An additional service fee of $1.50 per license is applied to all licenses purchased through a sales agent. The same service fee, plus an additional 3% internet handling charge on the total transaction, is applied to all online license purchases. There are no service fees or internet handling charges for licenses purchased at offices of the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, where only cash or checks are accepted.

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