The March 7 Public Hearing on Archery Season Regulations will be  held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 7:00 P.M., at the Division of  Fisheries and Wildlife’s Field Headquarters, Richard Cronin Building, 1 Rabbit  Hill Road, off North Drive, Westborough, Massachusetts, to amend rules and  regulations relating to the archery deer season in Wildlife Management Zones  10-14.   (There will be a Fisheries and Wildlife Board meeting on that same day  beginning at 2 PM and a public hearing on migratory game bird regulations at 3  PM.) 

An Enormous Iowa Whitetail Found Dead

Posted by, click the link to see the story. This was one enormous whitetail! Imagine finding this in the woods. 

Did you miss the Annual Awards Banquet?

Next year's banquet date will be posted soon so be sure to mark you calendars. Members got great deals on some awesome hunts in the US and Africa along with some fabulous vacation experiences. The raffle table was chock full of prizes for men, women & children.

Extended Archery Season Proposed

Extended archery season proposed in zones 10-14  A public hearing to extend the archery deer season in eastern Massachusetts will be held March 7, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the MassWildlife Field Headquarters (1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA). The proposal is to open the archery deer season two weeks early in Wildlife Management Zones 10-14 (see map below). To read the proposed regulation, go to  The current archery deer season opens across the state six weeks before Thanksgiving and closes the Saturday after the holiday. The proposed change opens the archery deer season in WMZs 10-14 eight weeks before Thanksgiving. In WMZs 1-9, the archery deer season would remain the same, opening six weeks before Thanksgiving. The proposed season change will increase hunting opportunities in a region where deer numbers are above management range goals. No changes were recommended for WMZs 1-9, as deer numbers in these zones are within management range goals.   The Fisheries and Wildlife Board will accept written public comment on the proposal at any time prior to the public hearing and for an additional two weeks after the hearing. Written and oral comments are accepted at the public hearing. Comments (both oral and written) must focus on the proposed regulation.  Written comments can be mailed to: Chairman, Fisheries and Wildlife Board, c/o MassWildlife Director  Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581 Public comments by e-mail may be sent to, Attn: Fisheries & Wildlife Board.

Dog Leash Regulation Changes for State WMA’s

You folks should be very proud of all the testimony given by each of your representatives for the Dog Leash Reg’s! The DFW Staff, and Board Members told me they were very impressed with the details & accuracy, as reported by County League Members. They have never seen that many sportsmen in attendance or received so many follow up letters from all of your members as well.