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Seasonal announcements from MassWildlife

As the seasons change, stay up to date about wildlife and outdoor recreation! Consider bookmarking this page as it is updated often.


  • 2021 fishing and hunting season summary
  • Fall trout stocking begins around mid-September. Over 61,000 rainbow trout that are 12 inches or longer and about 4,000 brown trout over 9 inches long will be stocked across Massachusetts this fall.
  • The 2021 Pheasant Hunting Season opens October 16 through November 27. MassWildlife will stock over 40,000 pheasant and quail on public and private lands that are open to hunting this fall.
  • MassWildlife district offices and fish hatcheries are open to the public. MassWildlife's Field Headquarters in Westborough is open as a check station (M–F 8–4) and will open to the public (M–F 8–noon, 12:30–4) starting Sept.13.
  • MassWildlife's COVID-19 response 

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