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About Us

 

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.

Recent Accomplishments

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

 

Affiliations

National Rifle Association

Gun Owners Action League

Worcester County Farm Bureau

United States Sportsmen's Alliance

( Formerly Wildlife LegislativeFund of America )

 

Supporter of

Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp

Becoming an Outdoorswoman in Massachusetts