Massachusetts Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 14 – 
November 25, 2017

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 14 – November 25, 2017 

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 14 – November 25, 2017

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

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Massachusetts Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 14 – November 25, 2017

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

Public Land Ptarmigan

To the Edge with Friends and Dogs

We all have limits. But that edge is never static. It’s a river that rages perilously close or meanders docile and aimless in the distance. Most people are perfectly comfortable keeping a healthy distance—there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But there is something about that torrent that is captivating and revealing. What we see … Read more

Brian Koch
Lab in a Watering Hole

Getting to Know the Rubys a Foot at a Time

Going from barely above sea level to over 8,000 feet in the span of a few days is challenging. So I’ve elected to start this hunt just focusing on the next step.  Sure I’m here to bird hunt. But right now we just have to get  legs and lungs acclimated to this new environment. I … Read more

Brian Koch
Bird Hunting Locations

Center of the Bird Hunting Universe

In our free time we tend to think in terms of upland birds, and this leads us down many paths, most of which are somewhat insane hence we don’t share. But, sometimes it’s just too good to ignore. This is one of those times, so follow along. The Breeding Bird Survey is a government collaboration … Read more

Brian Koch