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.

2014 Basic Hunter Education Courses

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Course Dates

Town

Location

Hours

Enrollment Information

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3 & 10, 2014

Tewksbury

Tewksbury Rod & Gun Club
79 Chandler Street
Directions

7PM – 9:30PM

 

This class is full

 

Handicapped Accessible

March 6, 13, 20, 27,
April 3 & 10, 2014

Reading

Reading Rifle & Revolver Club
Haverhill Street
Directions

6PM - 9PM

 

This class is full

Handicapped

Accessible

March 24, 26, 29 & 31, 2014

N. Brookfield

N. Brookfield Sportsmen's Club
20 Boynton Road
Directions

6:30PM – 9PM
3/29 8AM – 4PM

This class is full

March 25 & April 12, 2014

Independent Study

Plainfield

Ashfield Rod & Gun Club

161 North Street

Directions

3/25 6PM -9:30PM

4/12 8AM- 3PM

This class is full

April 7, 9, 12 & 14, 2014

Sterling

8 Point Sportsmans Club

147 Beaman Road

Directions

6PM - 8:45PM

4/12 8AM - 4PM

This class is full

 

Handicapped

Accessible

April 8, 15, 19 & 22, 2014

Deerfield

Franklin County Sportsmen’s Club

721 River Road

Directions

6:30PM-9PM

4/19 8AM-4:30PM

This class is full

 

Handicapped

Accessible

April 12 & 19, 2014

Granby

Granby Bow & Gun Club

85 Chicopee Street

Directions

8AM-4PM

This class is full

 

April 15, 17 & 19, 2014

Townsend

Townsend Rod & Gun Club

46 Emery Road

Directions

6PM-9PM

4/19 8AM-5PM

This class is full

 

Handicapped

Accessible

April 16, 18 & 19, 2014

Becket

Becket Town Hall

557 Main Street

Directions

5:30PM-9PM

4/19 8AM-5PM

This class is full

 

Handicapped

Accessible

April 19 & 26, 2014

Haverhill

Haverhill Hound Rod & Gun

100 Larch Road

Directions

7:20AM-4:30PM

This class is full

 

Handicapped

Accessible

April 21, 26 & 27, 2014

Edgartown

Martha’s Vineyard Rod & Gun Club

1799 The Boulevard

Directions

4/21 6PM-9PM

4/26 & 4/27 8AM-4PM

This class is full

April 21, 23, 25 & 26, 2014

Middleboro

Wankinquoah Rod & Gun, Inc.
92 Pine Street
Directions

6PM-9PM

4/26 8AM-5PM

This class is full

 

Handicapped

Accessible

April 21, 22, 24 & 25, 2014

Worthington

Worthington Rod & Gun Club
458 Dingle Road, Route 112
Directions

5:30PM - 9PM

This class is full

 

Handicapped Accessible

April 26 & 27, 2014

Belchertown

Swift River Sportsman Club
350 Cold Spring Road
Directions

8AM-4PM

 

This class is full

 

Handicapped Accessible

April 27 & May 4, 2014

Bring a Lunch

Granville

Western Mass Bird Dog Club

87 Farnum Road

Directions

7:30AM-4PM

This class is full

 

April 28, 30, May 2, 5, 7 & 9, 2014

Hanson

Hanson Rod & Gun Club

104 Davis Road

Directions

6PM-9PM

This class is full

 

April 28, May 2, 5, 9, 12 & 16, 2014

Williamstown

East Mountain Sportsman’s Club

312 Henderson Road

Directions

6PM-9PM

To Enroll Call

(978) 772-0693

May 6, 8, 10 & 12, 2014

Leicester

Leicester Rod & Gun Club
1015 Whittemore St
Directions

6:15PM-9PM

5/10 8:15AM-5:30PM

This class is full

 

Handicapped Accessible

June 2, 4, 6 & 7, 2014

Foxborough

Bass Pro Shops

1 Bass Pro Drive

Directions

6PM-9PM

6/14 8AM-4PM

This class is full

 

Handicapped Accessible

June 9, 11, 14 & 16, 2014

Princeton

NORCO Sportsman’s Club

91 Houghton Road

Directions

6PM-8:45PM

6/14 8AM-4PM

This class is full

 

Handicapped Accessible

 

 For additional information, call the Hunter Education office in Ayer, Massachusetts at (978) 772-0693.

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