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

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

July 13, 14 & 16

3 daytime class sessions on M, T, Th)

Westborough

MDFW Field Headquarters

1 Rabbit Hill Road

Directions

8:00am-1:00pm

Course is Full Handicapped Accessible

July 14, August 1 & 2

(3 class sessions)

Orange

Mahar Regional School

507 South Main Street

Directions

July 14: 6:00-9:00pm

August 1: 8:00am-3:00pm

August 2: 9:00am-2:00pm

Course is Full Handicapped Accessible

July 20, 21, 23 &24

(4 class sessions)

Worthington

Worthington Rod & Gun Club

458 Dingle Road  Rte. 112

Directions

5:30-9:00pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

Handicapped Accessible

 

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

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