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According to figures released by MassWildlife, 119 black bears were harvested in the Berkshires last year, beating the previous record of 106, which was set... [Read More]
Readers may recall an article I wrote about then 90-year-old Lou Carmel of Hinsdale. The article, which ran on Dec. 25, 2016, was entitled 'You... [Read More]
Last week, this column followed the remarkable trip of Rex Channell and his wife, Trish Watson, across Canada. Readers might recall that they traveled in... [Read More]
Readers may recall from last fall's Canadian fishing articles of local fishermen, there were still two more anglers fly fishing up in Canada — Rex... [Read More]
Department of Fish & Wildlife Director Jack Buckley has a simple message to the outdoor sporting community: Thank you!That's the message he gave in the... [Read More]
A coyote attacked two people in North Attleboro on Nov. 20 while police were responding to calls about a coyote acting oddly, according to MassWildlife.... [Read More]
On Nov. 6, a group of individuals met at the Richmond Pond boat ramp to celebrate the completion of its recent upgrades. With funds from... [Read More]
According to Trina Moruzzi, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife supervisory biologist and paraplegic deer hunt coordinator, 16 hunters participated statewide in the paraplegic hunts... [Read More]
On Oct. 7, the Lee Sportsmen's Association held its annual Young Adult Pheasant Hunt. That was the day before the regularly scheduled opening day of... [Read More]
Last Sunday afternoon, members of the Gould Meadows Restoration Committee held a ceremony at the waterfront of Gould Meadows on Stockbridge Bowl to dedicate two... [Read More]
According to DFW Western District Supervisor Andrew Madden, MassWildlife had another good year for land acquisition. The parcels listed were acquired in the Western District... [Read More]
The fall hunting season has begun.Waterfowl, upland game birds, cottontail rabbits and snowshoe hares hunting seasons have already opened up. Woodcock (timberdoodle) hunting season opened... [Read More]
Last week I wrote about the Alberta, Canada fly fishing trip that Allen Gray, Paul Knauth and I took a few weeks ago. If you... [Read More]
Allen Gray of Pittsfield, Paul Knauth of Hinsdale and I recently spent nine days fly fishing in south western Alberta, Canada. We were concerned even... [Read More]
Each summer, MassWildlife fisheries biologists take to the water to sample the commonwealth's rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds for fish. Biologists gather information on fish... [Read More]
Do fish feel pain? That's the age-old question about which we anglers wonder. Some folks say yes while others say no. We anglers certainly wouldn't... [Read More]
Readers may recall that in my August 6 column I reported that the then existing state record for the bowfin fish was broken and a... [Read More]
At the Aug. 22 Mass Fish & Wildlife board meeting at The Stationery Factory in Dalton, Environmental Police Officer Captain Tony Abdal-Khabir and DFW Western... [Read More]
Think you know all of the freshwater fishes in Massachusetts? Don't answer that until you read the new MassWildlife brochure entitled 'Freshwater Fishes of Massachusetts.'... [Read More]
On the last Friday of this year's spring turkey hunting season, Zach Porio of Adams went hunting for toms. Normally he hunts with friends Richard... [Read More]