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Massachusetts Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 15 – 
November 26, 2016

Massachusetts Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$27.50

Non-Resident License Fees:
$65.50

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*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
Ruffed Grouse

Massachusetts Ruffed Grouse Season

October 15 – November 26, 2016 

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession, 15 per season

Woodcock

Massachusetts Woodcock Season

October 5 – October 29, 2016 and October 31 – November 19, 2016

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Massachusetts Bobwhite Quail Season

Zone 11-14: October 15 – November 26, 2016

Limits: 4 per day, 8 possession, 20 per season

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Massachusetts Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 15 – November 26, 2016

Limits: 2 per day, 4 possession, 6 per season

Bird Hunting Buddies

Upland with Friends

It’s easy for me to get caught up in this solo pursuit. The rhythm of walking to the horizon with shotgun in hand appeals to my obsessive nature. Shut out the world and follow the dogs. Simple. Quiet. Rewarding. But decades ago I came to be a bird hunter because of friends sharing their experience … Read more

Brian Koch
Late Season Bobwhite

3000 Miles for One Bird

The sun is dipping into the horizon and the thermometer reads 19° when the dogs and I return to the truck after hunting the final day of upland season in Kansas. A quick check of the fitness band reveals I’ve hiked over 12 miles in eight inches of new snowfall. The dogs never stopped hunting … Read more

Brian Koch
Kansas Sunset

Kansas Bird Hunting in Perspective

I make the annual pilgrimage to Kansas to reunite with old friends and family.  It reminds me of where my passion for bird hunting was first kindled.  Because this year was no exception to the rule, Kansas seemed like the right place to bring together our young Jornada Llewellin Rio with our veteran flusher Wyatt … Read more

Brian Koch