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This is the 2015 Massachusetts Fish & Wildlife Guide

This guide contains regulations effective January 1st, 2015.  For regulations effective today through December 31st, 2014, please refer to the 2014 Massachusetts Fish & Wildlife Guide.

License, Stamps & Permit Fees

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Class

License

Fee

F1

Resident Fishing

$27.50

F2

Resident Minor Fishing (Age 15–17)

FREE

F3

Resident Fishing (Age 65–69)

$16.25

F4

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

FREE

F6

Non-resident Fishing

37.50

F7

Non-resident Fishing (3 day)

23.50

F8

Resident Fishing (3 day)

12.50

F9

Non-resident Fishing (Age 15–17)

11.50

F10

Quabbin One Day Fishing

5.00

H1

Resident Citizen Hunting

27.50

H2

Resident Citizen Hunting (Age 65–69)

16.25

H3

Resident/Non-resident Hunting, Paraplegic*

FREE

H4

Resident Alien Hunting

27.50

H5

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

99.50

H6

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

65.50

H7

Non-resident Commercial Shooting Preserve
(1 day)

10.00

H8

Resident Minor Hunting (Age 15–17)

11.50

H9

Resident Commercial Shooting Preserve (1 day)

10.00

S1

Resident Citizen Sporting

45.00

S2

Resident Citizen Sporting (Age 65–69)

25.00

S3

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

FREE

S4

Resident/Non-Resident Paraplegic Sporting*

FREE

T1

Resident Trapping

35.50

T2

Resident Minor Trapping (Age 12–17)

11.50

T3

Resident Trapping (Age 65-69)

20.25

M/N 1

Archery Stamp

5.10

M/N 2

Waterfowl Stamp

5.00

M/N 3

Primitive Firearms Stamp

5.10

W1

Wildlands Stamp, Resident

5.00

W2

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 DFW 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.

SALTWATER FISHING Permit Required

Saltwater anglers in Massachusetts are required to purchase a state recreational saltwater fishing permit. The fee for this permit is $10 and is the same cost for all anglers, including non-residents. Anglers younger than 16, or disabled, or who fish only on charter boats or “headboats” are exempt from this requirement. Anglers age 60 and older will need to obtain a permit, but the saltwater permit is free. The permit is available on-line, by mail, and in person at Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries offices in Gloucester, Boston, and New Bedford. For more information on the permit go to: www.mass.gov/marinefisheries.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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