Division officers conduct routine patrols during the Fall and Winter to check sportsmen who are engaged in hunting for:

  • Small game
  • Deer
  • Waterfowl

Checks are done to ensure compliance with state and local hunting and firearms regulations. These checks consist of inspection of:

  • Hunting or sporting licenses
  • Stamps
  • Bag limits
  • Tags

Firearms, Ammunition, & Regulations

Officers also ensure that the hunters possess a legal firearm and proper ammunition for the season and area that they are hunting in, as well as ensuring that the individual holds the proper firearm license.

Due to the increased popularity of muzzleloader firearms, the division has seen more hunters during muzzleloader season than ever.

Hunting Areas Regulations and Limits:

For the most up to date regulations and limits visit:

The Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Regulations

For town owned parcels open and closed to hunting please use the following map:

Town of Yarmouth Hunting Map

For Yarmouth specific hunting regulations please use the following link:

Town of Yarmouth Hunting Regulations

Please contact our office at (508) 760-4800 with any questions.


Over the years many areas have become developed, minimizing the areas suitable and legal for hunting. With that being stated, there are areas across town that are legal for hunting.