Sporting License Information

Sporting Licenses

State hunting, sporting and fishing licenses (saltwater included) are available to purchase in the Town Clerk's Office. You can also purchase Primitive Firearms, Duck and Archery Stamps. (Proof of Basic Hunter Safety Training or a prior year's license must be presented).

***PLEASE NOTE: OUR OFFICE ONLY ACCEPTS PAYMENTS BY CASH, CHECK, OR MONEY ORDER. DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. THANKS***

MassWildlife local office: Southeast District Office, Buzzards Bay 508-759-3406

Sporting licenses can also be purchased online here.


******AUGUST 1ST STARTS THE ISSUANCE OF DOE PERMITS*****

SURPLUS DOE PERMITS WILL BE ISSUED AS FOLLOWS: 

Sale of surplus Antlerless Deer Permits by Wildlife Management Zone will be staggered over the following days in September. 

Zone 11: Tuesday, September 24th at 9 a.m.

Zone 10: Wednesday, September 25th at 9 a.m.

Zones 13, 14 and 9: Thursday, September 26th at 9 a.m. 

 Surplus Permits are first-come, first-served.

You may purchase only one Zone 11 and one Zone 10 permit per day; up to four permits per day may be purchased for Zones 13 and 14. 

 

Hunting Season Date Errors in 2019 Guide

PLEASE NOTE: There are hunting season date errors in the 2019 Guide. These errors involve bear, snowshoe hare, and furbearer seasons on multiple pages.

A link to the correct 2019 hunting season summary is at:

http://www.Mass.gov/hunting-season-corrections

The corrected season dates are as follows:

Bear:
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Season 1: Sept. 3 - 21, 2019
Season 2: Nov. 4 - 23, 2019
Season 3: Dec. 2-14, 2019

Bobcat:
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Jan 1, 2019 - March 8, 2019
Dec. 20, 2019 – March 7, 2020

Coyote:
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Jan 1, 2019 - March 8, 2019
Oct. 19, 2019 – March 7, 2020

Fox:
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Jan 1, 2019 - Feb. 28, 2019
Nov. 1, 2019 – Feb. 29, 2020

If you have any questions, please contact MassWildlife at 508-389-6300. 

BE SAFE HUNTING OR HIKING - WEAR BLAZE ORANGE DURING HUNTING SEASON. 
CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO ON EFFECTIVENESS OF BLAZE ORANGE

Click here for saltwater fishing information.

SOMERSET FIREARM DISCHARGE BYLAW: Firearms Bylaw March 1975

SOMERSET HUNTING POLICY: Hunting Regulations Policy