Hunting Information:

 

Rules & Regulations

Open Season (All Dates Inclusive)

Mass Wildlife

 

 

NO HUNTING ON SUNDAYS

The following is a brief overview of the

firearms law in Massachusetts

 

Carrying Violations:

(on the person)

 

        Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm                                                             c.269 s.10(a)

            - No LTC or not otherwise exempted; or

            - Suspended or revoked LTC (except where same was the result of    

              fail to notify change of address) or renewal denied after expiration

           

              Punishment:    Felony (2  1/2 to 5 or 1-2  1/2 House of Correction)

                                    1 year mandatory

 

       

        Unlawful Carrying of a Rifle or Shotgun                                             c.269  s.10(a)

            - No FID card or LTC or not otherwise exempted

            - Suspended or revoked LTC or FID (except where same was the

              result of failure to notify of change of address) or renewal denied

              after expiration

 

              Punishment:    Felony (2  1/2 to 5 or 1-2  1/2 House of Correction)

                                    1 year mandatory

 

       

        Carrying a firearm on school grounds                                                  c.269 s.10(j)

            - Only law enforcement officers (LEO) may carry firearm on school

              grounds

          

              Punishment:    Misdemeanor

                                    No arrest allowed unless other crimes involved

 

 

        Carrying a firearm in violation of an LTC restriction                           c.140 s.131

            - Carrying in violation of restrictions set by licensing authority for a

              Class A or B

            - Verify restriction parameters with issuing authority (vary w/

               jurisdiction)

 

                Punishment:   Misdemeanor  ($1,000 - $10,000 fine)

                                     No arrest allowed

 

        Carrying a firearm in violation of LTC Class B conditions                   c.140 s.131

            - Carrying in violation of statutory restrictions (no loaded-concealed

              carry in public), or;

            - Carrying a large capacity firearm with a Class B LTC

 

               Punishment:    Misdemeanor  ($1,000 - $10,000 fine)

                                     No arrest allowed

 

        Carrying a loaded non-large capacity rifle or shotgun on public way  c.269 s.12d(a)

            - Except persons lawfully engaged in hunting or otherwise exempt by law;

            - carries any LOADED non-large capacity rifle or shotgun on a public way

 

               Punishment:    Misdemeanor   (2 years House of Correction)

                                     Statutory right of arrest without a warrant

 

General Application Instructions:

Answer all questions completely and truthfully. Providing false information on this application is punishable by a $1000.00 fine, or by imprisonment up to 2 years, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (read question #10 carefully

No such firearms course is required for Firearms Identification Cards (FID) restricted to chemical propellants only

There is no fee for renewal applicants over the age of 70 years old.

 

First-time applicants will need:

 

  • Complete a firearms safety course by a state approved entity                

  • Complete an application (both for a renewal or a first time application)

  • $100 dollar cash or check payable to the "Town of Holliston"

  • Firearms Application Form

  • $25 dollar cash or check payable to the "Town of Holliston" for a Class D (chemical propellant license)

 

 

All firearms licenses and licenses to carry mace,

are by appointment only.

 

Please contact:

 

Officer John Scanlon

Days (8AM-4PM)

 

Officer Andrew MacGray

Evenings (4PM-12AM)

 

 

Holliston Police Department

550 Washington Street

Holliston, MA  01746

508-429-1212

Firearms Licensing

Holliston Police Department

550 Washington Street Holliston, Massachusetts 01746

Business: (508)429-1212 · Fax (508)429-0611

Emergency 9-1-1