Fishing & Hunting Licenses

As of January 1, 2012, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife will only sell hunting and fishing licenses online.

Freshwater Fishing & Hunting


A fishing license is required for all fresh water fishing in Massachusetts for residents age 15 and older; and a hunting license for residents 15 and older who have taken a hunter safety education course. Learn more on the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game website.

Saltwater Fishing


A Massachusetts saltwater fishing permit is now required for saltwater anglers 16 years and older. These may be purchased online..  Permits are also available for purchase by phone (with a credit card) by calling toll free 866-703-1925. More details can be found online.