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Hunting Lands in Massachusetts:

Total area available for hunting in this state for public hunting lands is 32,000 acres. This is almost 1.5% of the total area of this state. Hunting land in Massachusetts provides good facilities for hunters including well-furnished restrooms, fresh drinking water, truck shops, and camp grounds. Minimum age for hunting in Massachusetts is 18 and no license is required for the hunters at this age. However, an adult should be watching them continuously while they are hunting animals. There are special areas for those people who are physically disabled so that they can hunt their desired animals easily. Hunters are allowed to bring their pets onto hunting lands in Massachusetts but they must be leashed and recent vaccination slips of pets must be kept with the hunter. Dogs can also be brought on the hunting lands but should not be used for hunting Deer and Elk. However, dogs can be used to find out the wounded deer and elk. Additionally, alcoholic drinks and drugs are prohibited on hunting lands. Also, hunters can camp on hunting lands in Massachusetts but not more than 21 consecutive days. Lastly, every year more than 25,000 hunters visit this state to hunt Big and Small games which help in improving the economic condition of this state and also built an interest in people for hunting animals which is considered to be a great outdoor activity in United States.

Massachusetts Public Hunting Lands:

Massachusetts is a great place to hunt. Wildlife management in this state owns and manages over 100,000 acres of land. All WMAs and WCEs in this state are open to hunting, fishing, trapping, and other outdoor recreation activities. Hunting rules and regulations of this state are very strict and disobeying them result in the cancellation of license of hunters. For instance, no person shall possess any alcoholic beverage except under permit, or dump or discard any can, bottle, or rubbish. Also, No person shall remove vegetation, soil, or stones from any WMA except under permit. No hunter is allowed to camp on any hunting land until they have a written permission from the Director of that particular lease. Additionally, hunters are not allowed to use any weapon other than shotgun or bow and arrow during the pheasant and quail season on areas stocked with pheasant or quail except for hunting raccoons and opossums between 9pm and 3am, or except for the shooting of captured fur-bearing mammals by a licensed trapper.