Massachusetts

From the western Berkshire Hills, the Connecticut River valley, and the Atlantic Ocean, the Bay State has a diverse array of sporting opportunities in addition to numerous natural resources. As one of the states most steeped in history, Massachusetts’ legacy includes the Wampanoag tribes, the Plymouth colony, and the Revolutionary War. Marked by the Taconic Mountains in the west and the Atlantic Ocean coastline in the east, Massachusetts provides a plethora of sportsmen activities. Species commonly found in The Bay State include white-tailed deer, black bear, wild turkey, many waterfowl species, pheasant, and coyotes.

For more information on the elected officials protecting and promoting the sportsmen’s traditions in Massachusetts, please contact:


Massachusetts State Caucus Fact Sheet

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus

Representative Seth Moulton

Massachusetts Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership

Representative Nicholas Boldyga
Representative Angelo D'Emilia
Representative David Vieira

News Alerts

Dec 04 2023 Last Two States with Sunday Hunting Prohibitions See Cautious Optimism

Why It Matters: On November 28, 2023, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) submitted testimony...

Nov 13 2023 Massachusetts Seeks to Prohibit the Sale of Fur Products

Why it Matters: Introduced earlier in 2023, Massachusetts House Bill 849 and Senate Bill...

Oct 30 2023 UPDATE: Massachusetts House Advances Sweeping Gun Control Package to Senate

Why It Matters: On October 18, 2023, members of the Massachusetts House introduced MA...

Oct 02 2023 Sportsmen and Women Recognized by New England Governors as America’s True Conservationists

Why It Matters: On September 23, 2023, the sporting community celebrated National Hunting and...

Sep 19 2023 Massachusetts House Bill 2771 Seeks to Double-Down on Ammo Taxes

Why it Matters: On September 12, 2023, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF) Northeastern States Assistant...

Aug 07 2023 Potential Archery Season Expansion to be Heard in Massachusetts

Why it Matters: A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2023,...

Jul 31 2023 Massachusetts Brings Sweeping Gun Control Package to Beacon Hill

Why it Matters: On June 26, 2023, members of the Massachusetts House introduced MA...

Oct 11 2022 Fall Trout Stocking Underway Across the Northeast

Why It Matters: State fish and wildlife agencies are instrumental in setting the frameworks...

Oct 03 2022 Pheasant Season Opening in Several Northeastern States – How Non-Native Species Can Benefit Ecosystems and the Economy

Why It Matters: State fish and wildlife agencies are instrumental in setting the frameworks...

Aug 08 2022 A Look Back at Massachusetts’ Legislative Session: Sportsmen’s Issues in the Spotlight

Contact: Joe Bachar, New England States Coordinator Why It Matters: Since its founding, CSF...

Jul 25 2022 Intrusive Kennel Bill Passes Massachusetts Senate

Contact: Joe Bachar, New England States Coordinator Why it Matters: Dogs play an integral...

Jun 13 2022 Massachusetts Municipalities to Potentially Limit Number of Dogs Owned

Contact: Joe Bachar, New England States Coordinator Why it Matters: Dogs play an integral...

May 23 2022 Massachusetts Caucus Co-Chair Fights for Including Sportsmen’s Priorities in Budget

Contact: Joe Mullin, Manager, Northeastern StatesWhy it Matters: Legislative and administrative efforts that encourage...

Nov 22 2021 Eventful Week for Sportsmen and Women in the Bay State as Committees Take Up Priority Policies

Contact: Joseph Mullin, Assistant Manager, Northeast StatesHighlightsWhy It Matters: Sportsmen and women have played...

Feb 22 2021 Massachusetts Sportsmen and Women Asked to Continue Conservation Legacy

Contact: Joe Mullin, Assistant Manager, Northeastern StatesOn February 17, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and...

Feb 16 2021 Caucus Co-Chairs Welcome New and Returning Members in the Bay State

Contact: Joe Mullin, Assistant Manager, Northeastern StatesOn February 9, the Massachusetts Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus...

Nov 23 2020 Massachusetts’ Dog Owners Take a Sigh of Relief

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorOn November 16, one of Massachusetts’ numerous...

May 26 2020 Massachusetts: Firearms/Archery Ranges and Charter Boats Operational under State’s Phased Reopening Plan

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorBeginning on May 18, Massachusetts implemented the...

May 18 2020 Massachusetts: Committee Drops “Outside and Unattended” from Restrictive Kennel Bill

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorThe issue of fighting excessively restrictive kennel...

May 11 2020 Massachusetts: Firearms Retailers are Back in Business

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorOn May 7, a Judge for the...

May 04 2020 Massachusetts: Sign-On Letter of Opposition Submitted to Fight Restrictive Kennel Legislation

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorOn May 1, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation...

Apr 13 2020 Massachusetts: Caucus Co-Chairs Take a Stand for Sportsmen in Letter to the Governor

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorOn April 7, two Co-Chairs of the bipartisan...

Mar 30 2020 Massachusetts: Reviewing CSF’s Active Engagement in the Bay State

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior CoordinatorSportsmen and women in Massachusetts have just...

Dec 23 2019 Massachusetts: Predatory and Furbearing Hunting Tournaments Banned

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Coordinator On December 18, regrettable news developed out of...

Nov 04 2019 Massachusetts: Proposed Coyote Hunting Tournament Ban Highlights Spread of Misinformation

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn October 29, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries...

Oct 21 2019 Massachusetts: MassWildlife Creates New Norcross Hill Wildlife Management Area

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorEarlier this month, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries...

Oct 07 2019 Massachusetts: CSF Presents at Sportsmen’s Leadership Conference

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn September 30, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF),...

Oct 01 2019 Massachusetts: MassWildlife to Host Public Hearings Related to Predator Hunting Contests

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn Tuesday, October 22 and 29, the Massachusetts...

Sep 09 2019 Massachusetts: Committee Hearing to Discuss Legislation Authorizing Suppressor Ownership

Contact: Joseph Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn August 28, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on...

Jun 24 2019 Massachusetts: MassWildlife Hosts Final Listening Session on Coyote Contests

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn June 18, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries...

Jun 17 2019 Northeast: Legislators and Animal Rights Activists Take a Bite at Coyote Hunting

Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorIn the Northeast region, coyotes are making a...

May 28 2019 Massachusetts: Conservation Efforts Recognized during Sportsmen’s Day at the Capitol

By Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn May 22, members of the Massachusetts General...

Apr 15 2019 Massachusetts: Caucus Gathers New and Returning Members for First Meeting of the Year

By Joe Mullin, New England States CoordinatorOn April 10, Massachusetts Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Members...

Nov 17 2017 Massachusetts: Joint Committee Holds Hearing on Firearm Suppressor Bills

On November 16, the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security held a...

Mar 10 2016 Northeast: Regional Suppressor Shoot

On March 4, state legislative sportsmen’s caucus members joined with fish and wildlife agency...

Apr 30 2015 Massachusetts Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Meeting

On April 16, the Massachusetts Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus held an organizational meeting to plan...

Latest policy updates

Defined as the distance from an occupied dwelling, public road, or city...

Many sportsmen and women depend on federal lands managed by agencies such...

Introduction Sunday hunting bans are one of the last remaining examples of...

Properly managed wildlife habitat is essential for supporting sustainable and healthy wildlife...

With the increased sophistication of poachers and other wildlife violators, there is...

Revenue from sporting licenses is a crucial element for funding state fish...

Preemption is the process where a higher level of government revokes the...

The use of lead ammunition and lead tackle in hunting and angling...

Microstamping technology was developed with the goal of easier ballistics identification and...

Predator hunting and hunting tournaments, often referred to as “contests,” are time-honored...

A standard capacity magazine generally means any detachable ammunition feeding device that...

Recent advances in technology, such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s), which can...

The vast majority of states throughout the nation offer an online component...

Reports and Data

Jan 01 2020 Massachusetts: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Massachusetts: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Jan 01 2007 2006 Economic Impact Report — Massachusetts

Massachusetts sportsmen and women spend nearly twice as much as the cash receipts from...

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