Massachusetts Hunting News

Deadline Approaching for Massachusetts Deer Applicants
Antlerless deer permit notification cards were mailed to deer hunters in mid-August. All applicants selected for their Wildlife Management Zone (WMZ) of choice were notified of their permit with a green postcard.
Massachusetts Protected 6,197 Acres This Past Year
6,197 acres of key fish and wildlife habitat in 41 towns were protected in the past fiscal year (July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008) through the efforts of the Department of Fish and Game and MassWildlife.
Massachusetts Deer and Bear Apps Due July 16th
DEER (& BEAR PERMIT) APPLICATIONS DUE JULY 16--Deer and bear hunters, don't wait in line; apply on time!
Massachusetts Bear and Deer Apps Deadline
Deer and bear hunters, don't wait in line; apply on time! All deer hunters are reminded that in order to take antlerless deer during any deer hunting season, they must possess an antlerless deer permit.
Massachusetts Outdoorswoman Shooting Event
The Massachusetts Becoming an Outdoorswoman program invites adult women to sign up for a day of shooting sports on May 17th at the Harvard Sportsmens Club in central Massachusetts.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Confirm Gray Wolf Shot
A large canid shot in Shelburne last October was an eastern gray wolf, according to Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Healy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Northeast Region.
Massachusetts DFW Releases Preliminary Deer Numbers
Preliminary deer season figures for the 2007 archery, shotgun and muzzleloader seasons have been calculated. The initial figure for a statewide total is 11,132 deer.
Massachusetts 2008 Licenses Available
2008 hunting, fishing and trapping licenses are now available for purchase online and at license vendors across the state.
Massachusetts Reminds Hunters of Game Transport Rules
Massachusetts hunters who hunt cervids (deer, elk, and moose) in New York, or other states and Canadian provinces where chronic wasting disease (CWD) is found, are reminded that they can bring back ONLY deboned meat, cleaned skull caps, hides without the head, or a fixed taxidermy mount.
Deer Hunting Opportunities in Massachusetts for Paraplegics
Deer Hunting Opportunity For Paraplegic Hunters - Every year, MassWildlife offers the opportunity for paraplegic sportsmen and sportswomen to hunt deer in several locations across the state.