• Massachusetts Big Game Species

    - BIG GAME SPECIES:
    Deer
    Bear
    Bobcat

    - SMALL GAME SPECIES:
    Coyote
    Fox
    Opossum
    Raccoon
    Mink
    Otter
    Fisher
    River Otter

    - BIRDS:
    Turkey
    Waterfowl
    Pheasant
    Quail
    Grouse
    Crow
    Migratory Game Birds

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  • Important Links

    https://www.fws.gov/visit-us

  • Massachusetts State Wildlife Office

    Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MASSWILDLIFE)
    https://www.mass.gov/orgs/division-of-fisheries-and-wildlife
    1 Rabbit Hill Road
    Westborough, MA 01581
    508-389-6300
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  • Massachusetts Hunting Information

    Residents 15 years of age and older are required to apply for and obtain a hunting license to legally hunt in the state of Massachusetts.
    Residents with disabilities may apply for a hunting license free of charge.
    Non-residents 15 years of age and older are required to apply for and obtain a hunting license to legally hunt in the state of Massachusetts.
    Residency requires an individual to have resided in Massachusetts for 6 consecutive months prior to applying for a hunting license.
    A resident must pay an annual hunting license fee of $22.50.
    A resident minor (ages 15–17) must pay an annual hunting license fee of $6.50.
    A resident must pay an annual trapping license fee of $30.50
    A resident minor (ages 15–17) must pay an annual trapping license fee of $6.50,
    A resident senior (ages 65–69) must pay an annual trapping license fee of $15.25.
    A non-resident must pay an annual big game hunting license fee of $94.50.
    A non-resident must pay an annual small game hunting license fee of $60.50.
    Residents and non-residents must also obtain stamps or permits for hunting waterfowl, archery, bear, antlerless deer, and turkey.

    "Hunting Laws by State" FindLaw, https://www.findlaw.com/state/state-fish-and-game-laws/hunting-laws-by-state-findlaw.html. Accessed July 15, 2022.

Military, Veterans, Seniors, Disabled, and Children receive significant discounts from liscenses and other fees. Check out Massachusetts State Wildlife website for a full breakdown.

2022 Fees

Yearly and Seasonal Base License:

Ownership of a Massachusetts hunting lisence may or may not be required to apply, purchase, or earn points for game tags.

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BIG GAME Tag Application Fees

Application fees are non-refundable. The State of Massachusetts uses these funds to support wildlife conservation.

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BIG GAME Tags

TAG FEES paid at the time of issuance (if selected):

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*Prices may vary. Please check the Massachusetts State Wildlife website for the most up to date information.

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