Looking for Places to Hunt, Fish, or Trap?
Massachusetts Hunting & Fishing
Wildlife lands, open to hunting, fishing, and trapping, can be viewed using the MassWildlife Lands Viewer, mass.gov/
dfw/wildlife-lands This new tool shows land owned jointly by the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) throughout the Commonwealth. Maps can be customized and printed using the Viewer. Users can search for land by town or by property name.
These lands are protected primarily to provide habitat for wildlife and to give people a place to relax and explore the great outdoors. For the most part, wildlife lands are open to hunting, fishing, trapping, birdwatching, and other wildlife related recreation. Users can explore unmarked paths or woods roads with simple, unpaved parking lots. Many of these properties are actively managed through mowing, cutting, prescribed burns, or other activities that benefit wildlife.
Regulations govern the activities allowed on these lands and focus on passive recreation (see Wildlife Management Area Regulations). Motorized vehicles, for instance, are not permitted on state wildlife lands. Note that these maps are provided for recreational use and show approximate rather than legal descriptions of property boundaries.