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New for 2019

Hunting Regulations Icon Massachusetts Hunting & Fishing

  • Archery Deer Season Dates Expanded in Zones 10–14: The archery deer season in Zones 10–14 opens on Oct. 7 and ends Nov. 30, 2019. In Zones 1–9 the archery deer season opens on Oct. 21 and ends Nov. 30, 2019.
  • Dog Leash and Waste Removal Requirement on Wildlife Management Areas: All dogs on Wildlife Management Areas must be leashed. Dogs may be off-leash only when hunting or hunt training with licensed hunters or involved with permitted field trials. Dog feces must be picked up and disposed of off the WMA.

Be safe, Be Seen Get Your Orange On

ALL outdoor users who are in the field during hunting seasons are encouraged to wear “blaze orange” to increase their visibility. See General Regulations for “blaze orange” requirements.