The Massachusetts Sportsmen's Council is a statewide umbrella organization serving as a strong, unified voice to preserve the rights of Massachusetts' sportsmen and women and other conservationists with a shared interest in protecting and enhancing our natural resources.
The MSC is currently comprised of thirteen Member Organizations representing approximately 300 sportsmen clubs and thousands of sportsmen and women concerned with man's fragile relationship with the out-of-doors.
Formed in 1929 by a handful of foresighted sportsmen who recognized the need to organize under one statewide body, our forefathers laid a strong foundation by working for the creation of the independent state Fisheries and Wildlife Board, securing dedicated funding for the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, and guaranteed access to the Great Ponds of the Commonwealth.
Today, we continue to build on that strong foundation to insure that the future of hunting, fishing, trapping, and other forms of outdoor recreation in the Commonwealth is preserved for our children and future generations.
‚ Initiated, drafted, sponsored and saw enacted the "Wildlands Conservation Stamp" bill, providing up to $2 million annually for land acquisition; land which will forever remain open to hunting, fishing and trapping.
‚ Worked to defeat several attempts by the State Government to "raid" dedicated Fish & Wildlife funds for use in the General Fund, thus preventing cutbacks in services and programs provided by DF&W.
‚ Initiated, sponsored and saw our "hunter harassment" and "shooting range protection" bills signed into law.
These are just a few of the accomplishments of a unified and dedicated group of sportsmen and women.
Our Member Organizations
Barnstable County League of Sportsmen's Clubs
Berkshire County League of Sportsmen's Clubs
Bristol County League of Sportsmen's Clubs
League of Essex County Sportsmen's Clubs
Franklin County League of Sportsmen's Clubs
Hampden County Council of Sportsmen's Clubs
Hampshire County League of Sportsmen's Clubs
Middlesex County League of Sportsmen's Clubs
Norfolk County League of Sportsmen's Clubs
Plymouth County League of Sportsmen's Clubs
Massachusetts Beach Buggy Association
Massachusetts Bowhunters' Association
Massachusetts Sporting Dog Association
Massachusetts Trappers' Association
National Rifle Association
Gun Owners Action League
Worcester County Farm Bureau
United States Sportsmen's Alliance
( Formerly Wildlife LegislativeFund of America )
Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp
Becoming an Outdoorswoman in Massachusetts