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Massachusetts

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Overview

Known For

Good waterfowl hunting

Terrain

Appalachian mountains in the west, wooded rolling hills in the middle, and low rolling hills in the east

Hunting Seasons

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Season Start Date End Date
Bear
1st
Zones 1-14.
Sep 7, 2021 Sep 25, 2021
Bear
2nd
Zones 1-14.
Nov 1, 2021 Nov 20, 2021
Bear
3rd
Zones 1-14.
Nov 29, 2021 Dec 11, 2021
Coyote
2nd Part
No limit.
Oct 16, 2021 Mar 8, 2022
Coyote
1st Part
No limit.
Jan 1, 2022 Mar 8, 2022
Deer
Youth Hunt
Oct 2, 2021 Oct 2, 2021
Deer
Archery Zone 10-14
Oct 4, 2021 Nov 27, 2021
Deer
Archery Zone 1-9
Oct 18, 2021 Nov 27, 2021
Deer
Shotgun
Nov 29, 2021 Dec 11, 2021
Deer
Primitive Firearms
Dec 13, 2021 Dec 31, 2021
Duck
Early Central
Daily bag limit of 6 in aggregate.
Oct 11, 2021 Nov 27, 2021
Duck
Early Berkshire
Daily bag limit of 6 in aggregate.
Oct 11, 2021 Nov 27, 2021
Duck
Early Coastal
Daily bag limit of 6 in aggregate.
Oct 16, 2021 Oct 23, 2021
Duck
Sea Ducks
Daily bag limit of 5 in aggregate.
Nov 15, 2021 Jan 22, 2022
Duck
Late Coastal
Daily bag limit of 6 in aggregate. (Check regulations for Scaup limit)
Nov 30, 2021 Jan 29, 2022
Duck
Late Berkshire
Daily bag limit of 6 in aggregate.
Dec 6, 2021 Dec 25, 2021
Duck
Late Central
Daily bag limit of 6 in aggregate.
Dec 13, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Goose
Early Canada Goose 1
Statewide daily bag limit of 15.
Sep 1, 2021 Sep 24, 2021
Goose
Early Central
Daily bag limit of 2. All geese except Snow and Blue geese (they will be same as the regular duck seasons).
Oct 11, 2021 Nov 27, 2021
Goose
Early Berkshire
Daily bag limit of 2. All geese except Snow and Blue geese (they will be same as the regular duck seasons).
Oct 11, 2021 Nov 13, 2021
Goose
Early Coastal
Daily bag limit of 2. All geese except Snow and Blue geese (they will be same as the regular duck seasons).
Oct 16, 2021 Oct 23, 2021
Goose
Brant
Coastal Zone only. Daily bag limit of 2.
Nov 26, 2021 Jan 22, 2022
Goose
Late Coastal
Daily bag limit of 2. All geese except Snow and Blue geese (they will be same as the regular duck seasons).
Nov 30, 2021 Jan 29, 2022
Goose
Late Central
Daily bag limit of 2. All geese except Snow and Blue geese (they will be same as the regular duck seasons).
Dec 13, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Goose
Late Canada Goose Central
Central zone daily bag limit of 5.
Jan 15, 2022 Feb 11, 2022
Goose
Late Snow & Blue Goose Central
Central zone daily bag limit of 15.
Jan 15, 2022 Feb 11, 2022
Goose
Late Snow & Blue Goose North Coastal
North Coastal zone daily bag limit of 15.
Jan 31, 2022 Feb 15, 2022
Goose
Late Canada Goose North Coastal
North Coastal zone daily bag limit of 5.
Jan 31, 2022 Feb 15, 2022
Grouse
Ruffed Grouse
Bag limit of 3 daily.
Oct 16, 2021 Nov 27, 2021
Pheasant
General
Oct 16, 2021 Nov 27, 2021
Quail Game Type
Quail
Zones 11-14. Daily bag limit of 4.
Oct 16, 2021 Nov 27, 2021
Rabbit
Cottontail Rabbit
Zones 1-12. Daily bag limit of 5.
Oct 16, 2021 Feb 28, 2022
Rabbit
Snowshoe Hare 1
Zones 1-4. Daily bag limit of 2.
Oct 16, 2021 Feb 28, 2022
Rabbit
Cottontail Rabbit
Zones 13-14. Daily bag limit of 5.
Oct 16, 2021 Feb 28, 2022
Rabbit
Snowshoe Hare 2
Zones 5-12. Daily bag limit of 2.
Oct 16, 2021 Feb 5, 2022
Rabbit
Snowshoe Hare 3
Zones 13-14. Daily bag limit of 2.
Nov 15, 2021 Feb 5, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Fall
Zones 10-13
Oct 4, 2021 Nov 27, 2021
Turkey Game Type
Fall
Zones 1-9
Oct 18, 2021 Nov 27, 2021
Turkey Game Type
Spring Youth
Apr 24, 2022 Apr 24, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Spring
Zones 1-13
Apr 26, 2022 May 22, 2022

Licenses, Permits and Regulations

Hunting licenses, permits and regulations can be purchased on the official web site of Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Hunting GPS Maps

Massachusetts Hunting Map Layers App Overview Increase success as you layer state forests, wildlife management areas, private property and more over aerial imagery, and topographic basemaps, for the most accurate map on mobile device and desktop. See invisible property lines and seek permission with detailed private and public property boundaries and ownership names. View trails, […]

Hunting Zones

Hunting Layers

MA Private Lands Preview

MA Private Lands

Over 2,300,000 parcels mapped by the onX team, this layer shows property owners in Massachusetts. Tap any parcel to learn more info about the owner and acreage.

MA Gov Lands Preview

MA Gov Lands

onX has the most accurate public lands maps with over 1,000,000 acres in Massachusetts to help you plan your next adventure. Tap any public land parcel to learn more.

MA Wildlife Mgmt Zones  Preview

MA Wildlife Mgmt Zones

Massachusetts Wildlife Management Zones. Please hunt responsibly, obey all signage and have a safe legal hunt.

MA Possible Access Preview

MA Possible Access

onX has mapped 6,300 acres of possible access lands in Massachusetts including timber and land conservation groups. Research rules on these private lands before recreating.


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