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Happy (Day After) Groundhog Day! Posted on Feb 3

Happy (Day After) Groundhog Day!

Cold weather inspiring you to hibernate? Ready for spring to come soon, preferably tomorrow? If you believe in superstition, Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog from the town of Punxsutawney in Pennsylvania, has seen his shadow and revealed that we’re getting six more week of winter. But   …Continue Reading Happy (Day After) Groundhog Day!

A Woodsy Walk Could Lead To Baking A Pie Posted on Nov 18

A Woodsy Walk Could Lead To Baking A Pie

“Many wild edibles can be found as close as your back yard, the vacant lot down the street, the edge of the school ball field or along a bike path.” Wise words on unexpected foodstuffs from Russ Cohen, a rivers advocate for the Massachusetts Department   …Continue Reading A Woodsy Walk Could Lead To Baking A Pie

How To Become An Environmental Police Officer Posted on Oct 10

How To Become An Environmental Police Officer

If you love the outdoors and have an interest in activities like hunting and fishing,  , there is a career option that may be perfect for you. A Massachusetts Environmental Police Officer enforces all general laws of the Commonwealth that pertaining to the protection of natural   …Continue Reading How To Become An Environmental Police Officer

Weekly Outdoor Events 4/23/12 Posted on Apr 23

Weekly Outdoor Events 4/23/12

Maia Fitzstevens Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Maia's Bio On Friday, April 27, the Bushnell-Sage Library in Sheffield will host a talk on local wildlife. Learn about the wildlife in your community, from bats and bears, to fish and   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events 4/23/12

Weekly Outdoor Events 4/9/12 Posted on Apr 9

Weekly Outdoor Events 4/9/12

Maia Fitzstevens Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Maia's Bio Get outdoors or learn something new about your environment this weekend! This upcoming weekend is full of educational and hands-on outdoor events for residents and visitors of the Commonwealth. On   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events 4/9/12

Buying Sporting Licenses Using MassFishHunt Posted on Jan 26

Buying Sporting Licenses Using MassFishHunt

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio You just found out your local town clerk or other favorite license vendor is no longer selling hunting, fishing, or trapping licenses. That’s because the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) has eliminated handwritten licenses, permits, and   …Continue Reading Buying Sporting Licenses Using MassFishHunt

Fall Pheasant Stocking Posted on Nov 18

Fall Pheasant Stocking

Haley Hillesland Multimedia Intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Haley's Bio   Despite unseasonably early snowfall and relentless rains, the fall pheasant stocking season continues through the Saturday following Thanksgiving.  On average, almost 40,000 pheasants are stocked statewide – with 13,000   …Continue Reading Fall Pheasant Stocking

Hunting workshop for women Posted on Mar 11

Hunting workshop for women

Ellie Horwitz Chief of Information & Education, MassWildlife View Ellie's Bio On Saturday, March 19th MassWildlife staff will host a Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) workshop called Hunting 101. This is a session for women who would like to plan a hunt – either with   …Continue Reading Hunting workshop for women

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Mar 7

Weekly outdoor events

Kate Samp Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Kate's Bio Have you ever wanted to try tapping your own maple syrup? Head on over to Milton this Saturday, March 12 or Sunday, March 13 for a maple sugaring event. The program   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Winter outdoor safety tips Posted on Jan 27

Winter outdoor safety tips

Colonel Aaron Gross Director, Massachusetts Environmental Police View Aaron's Bio With the winter’s snow and brisk weather comes an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy. Whether you are fishing, snowmobiling, skiing or hunting, remember to make safety your top priority. Our officers are outdoors this   …Continue Reading Winter outdoor safety tips