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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
Bear – 1st
Zones 1-14.
Sep 6, 2022 Sep 24, 2022
Bear
Bear – 2nd
Zones 1-14.
Nov 7, 2022 Nov 26, 2022
Bear
Bear – 3rd
Zones 1-14.
Nov 28, 2022 Dec 10, 2022
Coyote
Coyote
No limit.
Oct 15, 2022 Mar 8, 2023
Deer
Deer – Youth Hunt
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 1, 2022
Deer
Deer – Archery Zone 10-14
Oct 3, 2022 Nov 26, 2022
Deer
Deer – Archery Zone 1-9
Oct 17, 2022 Nov 26, 2022
Deer
Deer – Shotgun
Nov 28, 2022 Dec 10, 2022
Deer
Deer – Primitive Firearms
Dec 12, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Duck
Duck – Early Central
Daily bag limit of 6 in aggregate.
Oct 10, 2022 Nov 26, 2022
Duck
Duck – Early Berkshire
Daily bag limit of 6 in aggregate.
Oct 10, 2022 Nov 26, 2022
Duck
Duck – Early Coastal
Daily bag limit of 6 in aggregate.
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 22, 2022
Duck
Duck – Late Coastal
Daily bag limit of 6 in aggregate. (Check regulations for Scaup limit)
Dec 1, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Duck
Duck – Late Berkshire
Daily bag limit of 6 in aggregate.
Dec 19, 2022 Jan 7, 2023
Duck
Duck – Late Central
Daily bag limit of 6 in aggregate.
Dec 27, 2022 Jan 16, 2023
Goose
Goose – Early Canada Goose 1
Statewide daily bag limit of 15.
Sep 2, 2022 Sep 24, 2022
Goose
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 10, 2022 Nov 12, 2022
Goose
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 10, 2022 Nov 26, 2022
Goose
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 15, 2022 Oct 22, 2022
Goose
Goose – Brant
Coastal Zone only. Daily bag limit of 2.
Dec 1, 2022 Jan 27, 2023
Goose
Goose – Late Coastal
Daily bag limit of 2. All geese except Snow and Blue geese (they will be same as the regular duck seasons).
Dec 1, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Goose
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 27, 2022 Jan 16, 2023
Goose
Goose – Late Snow & Blue Goose Central
Central zone daily bag limit of 15.
Jan 18, 2023 Feb 15, 2023
Goose
Goose – Late Canada Goose Central
Central zone daily bag limit of 5.
Jan 18, 2023 Feb 15, 2023
Goose
Goose – Late Snow & Blue Goose North Coastal
North Coastal zone daily bag limit of 15.
Feb 1, 2023 Feb 15, 2023
Goose
Goose – Late Canada Goose North Coastal
North Coastal zone daily bag limit of 5.
Feb 1, 2023 Feb 15, 2023
Grouse
Ruffed Grouse
Bag limit of 3 daily.
Oct 15, 2022 Nov 26, 2022
Pheasant
Pheasant
Oct 15, 2022 Nov 26, 2022
Quail Game Type
Quail
Zones 11-14. Daily bag limit of 4.
Oct 15, 2022 Nov 26, 2022
Rabbit
Rabbit – Cottontail
Zones 1-12. Daily bag limit of 5.
Oct 15, 2022 Feb 28, 2023
Rabbit
Rabbit – Snowshoe Hare 1
Zones 1-4. Daily bag limit of 2.
Oct 15, 2022 Feb 28, 2023
Rabbit
Rabbit – Snowshoe Hare 2
Zones 5-12. Daily bag limit of 2.
Oct 15, 2022 Feb 4, 2023
Rabbit
Rabbit – Cottontail
Zones 13-14. Daily bag limit of 5.
Nov 15, 2022 Feb 28, 2023
Rabbit
Rabbit – Snowshoe Hare 3
Zones 13-14. Daily bag limit of 2.
Nov 15, 2022 Feb 4, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Fall
Zones 10-13
Oct 3, 2022 Nov 26, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Fall
Zones 1-9
Oct 17, 2022 Nov 26, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring Youth
Apr 23, 2023 Apr 23, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring
Zones 1-13
Apr 25, 2023 May 21, 2023

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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Huntable Lands


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