All first-time hunters who wish to purchase a Massachusetts hunting or sporting (combination) license must successfully complete a Basic Hunter Education course. The Basic Hunter Education course is designed for novice hunters and is standardized across North America. All government-issued Basic Hunter Education certificates, from any North American jurisdiction, are accepted as proof of successfully completing the course in order to purchase a hunting or sporting license.

The MassWildlife Hunter Education Program offers about eighty (80) courses each year across the state from January through October/early November and tries to offer different formats to meet the public’s needs. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates will be mailed a Certificate of Completion recognized in all U.S. states, Canada, and Mexico.

2015 Basic Hunter Education Courses

Courses

2015

Town

Location

Hours

Enrollment Information

May 18 & 30

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

Learn about the Independent Study course format

Sharon

Sharon Fish and Game Club

303 East St

Directions

May 18: 6:00-9:30pm

May 30: 8:00am-3:00pm

Course started

May 21 & June 13

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

Learn about the Independent Study course format

Lee

Lee Sportsmen’s Club

565 Fairview Street

Directions

May 21: 6:00pm- 9:30pm

June 13: 8:00am-5:45pm

Course is Full

May 21 & 31

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

Learn about the Independent Study course format

Deerfield

Franklin County Sportsmen’s Club

721 River Road

Directions

May 21: 6:00pm-9:30pm

May 31: 8:00am-3:00pm

Course is Full

Handicapped

Accessible

June 1, 3, 6 & 8

(4 class sessions)

Princeton

NORCO Sportsman’s Club

91 Houghton Road

Directions

6:00-8:45pm

June 6: 8:00am-4:00pm

Course is Full

Handicapped Accessible

June 2 & 13

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

Learn about the Independent Study course format

Haverhill

Haverhill Hound Rod & Gun

100 Larch Road

Directions

June 2: 6:00pm-9:30pm

June 13: 8:00am-3:00pm

Course is Full

 

Handicapped Accessible

June 13 & 20

(2 class sessions)

Chicopee

Charles C. Kennedy American Legion Post 275

41 Robbins Road

Directions

8:00am-4:00pm

Course is Full

Handicapped Accessible

**Course cancelled due to scheduling conflict**

 

June 20 &21

 

Belchertown

Swift River Sportsman Club
350 Cold Spring Road
Directions

8:00am-4:00pm

Course cancelled due to scheduling conflict

 

June 30 & July 11

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

Learn about the Independent Study course format

Westport

Fall River Rod & Gun Club

309 Sanford Road

Directions

June 30: 6:00-9:30pm

July 11: 8:00am-3:00pm

Course is Full Handicapped Accessible

 

 

Additional information, call the Hunter Education office in Westborough, MA at (508) 389-7820.

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