Fishing at Cape Cod National Seashore
Fishing is permitted in accordance with federal, state, and local laws. State and local licensing requirements apply. For information on fishing licenses, visit the Massachusetts State website.
Hunting at Cape Cod National Seashore
Hunting is permitted for deer, upland game, and migratory waterfowl. There is no open season on non-game species.
With certain exceptions, hunting seasons and regulations are in accordance with Massachusetts State hunting regulations. You are responsible for knowing both the state and federal regulations that govern hunting within CCNS.
All hunting accidents must be reported to state or local police and to the National Park Service, which may be contacted by calling National Park Service Law Enforcement at (617) 242-5659, or through local police.
A spring and fall turkey hunt, following state guidelines, is implemented for areas open to hunting within Cape Cod National Seashore. A Cape Cod National Seashore Turkey Permit is required to hunt turkey during the spring season.
Regulations For Hunting in Cape Cod National Seashore
The following regulations are in addition to Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife laws and Federal Migratory Bird hunting regulations:
Hunting With Dogs
Hunting Area Detail Maps (Revised 2013)
Last updated: February 8, 2021