Hunting/Fishing in the Berkshires, MA

Hunting/Fishing Hunting in the Berkshires

Hunting and fishing are cherished traditions deeply connected to the Berkshire wilderness. Hunters pursue deer, turkey, and small game, while anglers cast lines in lakes and rivers teeming with trout, bass, and more. If you’re seeking the thrill of the hunt and the catch, you’ve found your spot.

  • Public Land
  • Private Land
  • Bus Route
  • Trail
  • Major Trail

What to know before you go

Need your license? A full list of fishing and hunting licenses, permits, and stamp types and costs can be found here.

When can I go? Grab the current year's hunting calendar of open seasons by zone and game, along with daily and annual limits at Freshwater fishing regulations, including seasons and limits, can be found at

Be safe, be seen. Hunters should be aware that wearing blaze orange is required during some hunting seasons. Learn more here. Keep in mind - while deer are not colorblind, they cannot detect colors like red and orange from green and brown!

Please visit our SAFETY TIPS page before heading out to enjoy the Berkshires!


Clubs, Retail & Rentals

Looking to meet up with others for team sports or group activities? Check out our list of clubs and leagues in the Berkshires. We also link to an array of outdoor recreation resources: retail shops for gear, rental facilities for equipment, and guides to get you where you want to go! Our list of summer camps will help you plan an overnight or day camp adventure for your young ones.