Finding a Course
Who Needs a Basic Hunter Education Course?
All first-time hunters who wish to purchase a MA hunting or sporting license need to take a Basic Hunter Education course. (NOTE: Anyone who has held a previous license in this or any other state or has completed a Basic Hunter Education course in this or any other state does not need any additional training and may immediately purchase a MA hunting or sporting license.)
Hunter Education Course Schedules are updated monthly and should be your primary source for course locations and dates.
- Course Notification Form - Please complete this form if you want to be notified by E-Mail or postal mail about Basic Hunter, Bow Hunter, or Trapper Education courses.
OR Are You Applying for a Gun License?
Taking an approved state firearms safety course is your best option if you are simply trying to fulfill the training requirement to apply for a Mass. firearms license. Please see the MA Gun Licensing Page for more details.
For other course offerings from the Hunter Education Program, please consult the Course listings for those programs on a regular basis.