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Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MASSWILDLIFE)

MassWildlife is responsible for the conservation of freshwater fish and wildlife in the Commonwealth, including endangered plants and animals. MassWildlife restores, protects, and manages land for wildlife to thrive and for people to enjoy.

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MassWildlife Field Headquarters
1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581


Open M–F, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. (closed noon–12:30 for lunch)

Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Who we serve

Through the effective management of wildlife and habitat, MassWildlife ensures quality outdoor recreational opportunities for hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the impressive variety of plants, fish, and wildlife found in Massachusetts. Outdoor skills clinics, wildlife education workshops, presentations, and online resources provide all residents with a greater understanding and appreciation for wildlife conservation. Keep in touch with us  sign up to receive monthly e-newsletters.

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News from MassWildlife


Take precautions: Black bears are active and searching for food 

3/01/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

If you have bird feeders or if you keep chickens, bee hives, or livestock, act now to keep bears wild and out of neighborhoods.


Spring trout stocking has begun! 

3/05/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife is stocking 500,000 trout across Massachusetts this year! Find out where and get daily updates at Mass.gov/trout.

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    Healey-Driscoll Administration Awards $3 Million for Landscape Conservation Projects  

    7/02/2024 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

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    Great Marsh project wins leadership award  

    7/01/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    An ambitious marsh restoration project supported by MassWildlife and a group of conservation partners was honored by the Environmental Business Council of New England.

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    Game of Fire 

    7/01/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Prescribed fire improves habitat for game species, like white-tailed deer and wild turkey, so they can thrive in all stages of their lives. Learn about the incredible benefits of fire to game species and the hunters that pursue them.

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    Report fish kills 

    7/01/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Call the Massachusetts Environmental Police 1 (800) 632-8075 to report a fish kill. The vast majority of summer fish kills reported are natural events.

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    Protect your poultry from predators 

    6/27/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    Predators killing chickens and damaging coops is becoming a major source of wildlife conflict in Massachusetts. Learn how you can take action to protect your poultry.

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    Learning to love lampreys 

    6/04/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

    At first glance, sea lampreys may not inspire affection. A closer look reveals that their migratory and spawning activities provide many benefits to Massachusetts’ river ecosystems. Read more and find out how you can help.


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