Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game is responsible for 100 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in five districts throughout the state, all of which allow waterfowl hunting during the appropriate season(s). Black Duck, Whistler, American Coot, Pintails, Mallards, Hooded Mergansers, Redheads, Brant, Wood Duck, Mottled, Scoters, Eiders, Canada Geese, Snow Geese, Blue Geese, Goldeneye, Scaup, and Long-tailed Ducks may be hunted during season and within specified limits.

For detailed information on WMAs, including a listing of WMAs and detailed maps, as well as hunting seasons, bag limits, and licensing requirements please contact the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game or visit their web site at www.mass.gov/dfwele.

In addition, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service operates nine National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) in Massachusetts that are open to the public -- Parker River, Thatcher Island, Great Meadows, Silio O. Conte, Oxbow, Assabet, Mononoy, Nantucket, and Mashpee -- Three of which allow waterfowl hunting in season. Please contact the refuge for specifics or visit their web site through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services' refuge system web site at www.fws.gov/refuges.