September meeting updates:

A few old and new contests were proposed for the 2018 season, these will be finalized at our next meeting, be there if you want to have some input...

Article explaining about the reduction in the mallard and goose limits for 2019-2020:

Important New Survey affecting season limits:

Nov 2018 Letter from our waterfowl Biologist HW Heusmann

Dear Massachusetts duck hunter,

The Atlantic Flyway is in the process of developing a new harvest strategy for mallards. As many of you already know, the bag limit for mallards in the Flyway is being reduced from 4 to 2 starting in the 2019-20 hunting season. We will likely not be able to move away from a 2-bird bag limit until a new harvest strategy is developed. Biologists have already begun working on this important issue and as we craft a new strategy, the attitudes and desires of our constituency, you the hunter, are critical. Your desires for harvest and for how many birds you encounter on the landscape will be integral in how we set our seasons into the future for mallards, and, more importantly, as we try to improve the hunting experience in our respective states.

Please take the time to give this survey your full attention. The results of this survey will assist us in developing a regulatory process that will provide the maximum amount of opportunity, while still insuring the long-term health of our treasured waterfowl resource.

The survey will close on November 23rd, 2018.  Thank you for taking the time to share your opinions with us.  


H W Heusmann
Waterfowl Biologist
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581
P: (508) 389-6321 e:


2018 Update Page