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FIELD REPORT: Deer hunt check station (Part 2) Posted on Jan 5

FIELD REPORT: Deer hunt check station (Part 2)

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio During the first week of the shotgun deer hunting season, DFW biologists are stationed at deer check stations across the state to collect data from the deer brought in by successful hunters. This is part two of   …Continue Reading FIELD REPORT: Deer hunt check station (Part 2)

FIELD REPORT: Deer hunt check station (Part 1) Posted on Dec 28

FIELD REPORT: Deer hunt check station (Part 1)

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio During the first week of the shotgun deer hunting season, DFW biologists are stationed at deer check stations across the state to collect data from the deer brought in by successful hunters. I’m assigned to the Nantucket   …Continue Reading FIELD REPORT: Deer hunt check station (Part 1)

Great outdoor gifts for the holidays Posted on Dec 7

Great outdoor gifts for the holidays

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio Here are some ideas for a wildlife-related gift for the outdoor or wildlife enthusiasts of all ages on your holiday gift list! For more information on these items or to order publications call our MassWildlife Field Office   …Continue Reading Great outdoor gifts for the holidays

Tree stand safety Posted on Nov 22

Tree stand safety

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio During October and November, Bay State archers hunting deer are perched in treestands, waiting for a deer to walk by within range. During the shotgun and black powder deer season in December, some deer hunters will also   …Continue Reading Tree stand safety

Autumn outdoor safety Posted on Oct 8

Autumn outdoor safety

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio Fall is a wonderful time to be outdoors with its dazzling colors, crisp air, and wildlife activity galore. Whether your passion is hiking, hunting, fishing, birding, or just taking in the scenery, a few common sense safety   …Continue Reading Autumn outdoor safety

Family fun outdoors at the Big Moe Posted on Oct 1

Family fun outdoors at the Big Moe

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio This past weekend about 5,000 outdoor enthusiasts gathered in Sturbridge at the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club for the Facts About Wildlife and Nature Society’s (FAWNS) Massachusetts Outdoor Expo. At the expo, known as The Big MOE,   …Continue Reading Family fun outdoors at the Big Moe

FIELD REPORT: Women’s turkey hunt Posted on May 21

FIELD REPORT: Women’s turkey hunt

Mary Griffin Commissioner, Department of Fish and Game (DFG) View Commissioner Griffin's Bio At 4:30 a.m. on May 3, I joined nine women and six guides for a turkey hunt in Devens sponsored by MassWildlife’s Becoming an Outdoorswoman (BOW) program. Fueled by coffee and a   …Continue Reading FIELD REPORT: Women’s turkey hunt

Make the Quabbin your great outdoor destination Posted on May 13

Make the Quabbin your great outdoor destination

Jonathan Yeo Director of Water Supply Protection, Department of Conservation and Recreation View Jonathan's Bio Now that residents in eastern Massachusetts are free to drink safely from the faucet again, it could be a great time to go out and take an up-close and personal   …Continue Reading Make the Quabbin your great outdoor destination

New guide available for outdoor enthusiasts Posted on Jan 26

New guide available for outdoor enthusiasts

Mary Griffin Commissioner, Department of Fish and Game (DFG) View Commissioner Griffin's Bio MassWildlife has just published the 2010 Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife Guide to Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping. The guide is chock full of information about permits, licenses and outdoor and wildlife education programs.   …Continue Reading New guide available for outdoor enthusiasts

FIELD REPORT: Outdoor women on the hunt Posted on Dec 8

FIELD REPORT: Outdoor women on the hunt

Ellie Horwitz Chief of Information & Education, MassWildlife View Ellie's Bio Ellie reported from the MassWildlife-sponsored Becoming an Outdoors Woman deer hunting seminar held on Sunday, December 6, 2009 in Danvers. Click here for more information about the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program. At 5   …Continue Reading FIELD REPORT: Outdoor women on the hunt