Massachusetts Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 1- November 27, 2021

Resident License Fees:

$22.50

Non-Resident License Fees:

$60.50

State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

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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 16 – November 27, 2021

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


Woodcock

Massachusetts Woodcock Season

October 1 – November 22, 2021

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession


Bobwhite Quail

Massachusetts Bobwhite Quail Season

Zone 11-14: October 16 – November 27, 2021

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


Ring-Necked Pheasant

Massachusetts Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 16 – November 27, 2021

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