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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

Lab with Ptarmigan

Whitetailed Demons

Something is wrong with me. Any other sane bird hunter would have packed up and moved to the interior where the bird numbers and density are greater. But I’m entrenched in the Kenai and I can’t get away from it. I’ve shot a Whitetailed Ptarmigan already. I’ve seen where they live. I know their confounding … Read more

Brian Koch
Alaska Mountains

The Alaska Standoff

Alaska and I are at odds. I’m here to take her birds. She’s not giving them up easily. I’m to earn them one vertical foot at a time until she has determined that sufficient  toll has been collected. She’s happy to show amazing places, jaw-dropping beauty, an abundance of nature viewing unrivaled anywhere else in … Read more

Brian Koch
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