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 standardized across North America. A government-issued Basic Hunter Education certificate, from any North American jurisdiction, is accepted to meet this requirement.

The MassWildlife Hunter Education Program offers about ninety-five (95) courses each year across the state from January through November and offers 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.

2017 Basic Hunter Education Courses

Courses

2017

Town

Location

Hours

Enrollment Information

Tues Jun 13 & 

Fri Jun 23, 2017

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

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Westborough

MDFW Field Headquarters

1 Rabbit Hill Road

Directions

Handicapped Accessible

Jun 13: 6:00pm-9:30pm

Jun 23: 8:00am-2:00pm

Course started

Tues Jun 13 & 

Mon Jun 26, 2017

 (2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

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Westborough

MDFW Field Headquarters

1 Rabbit Hill Road

Directions

Handicapped Accessible

June 13: 6:00pm-9:30pm

June 26: 3:00pm-9:00pm

Course started

Jun 19, 21, 24 & 26 (4 class sessions)

Princeton

NORCO Sportsmen's Club

91 Houghton Rd.

Directions

Jun 19: 6:00pm-8:45pm

Jun 21: 6:00pm-8:45pm

Jun 24: 8:00am-3:30pm

Jun 26: 6:00pm-8:45pm

Course started

Jun 20, 22, 24 & 27 (4 class sessions)

Bourne

Monument Beach Sportsmen's Club

199 MacArthur Blvd

Directions

Jun 20: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Jun 22: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Jun 24: 8:30am-4:30pm

Jun 27: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Course started

June 27 & July 8

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

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Mansfield

Mansfield Fish & Game Protective Association

510 East Street

Directions

June 27: 6:00pm-9:30pm

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

 

Course is Full

July 13, 15 & 18

(3 class sessions)

Marshfield

Marshfield Rod and Gun
300 School Street
Directions

Handicapped Accessible

July 13: 6:00pm-9:30pm

July 15: 8:00am-5:00pm

July 18: 6:00pm-9:30pm

Course is Full

July 18, 29 & 30

(3 class sessions)

 

Orange

Mahar Regional School

507 South Main Street

Directions

Handicapped Accessible

July 18: 6:00pm-9:00pm

July 29: 8:00am-3:00pm

July 30: 9:00am-3:00pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

July 24, 25, 27, 28

(4 class sessions)

Worthington 

Worthington Rod & Gun

458 Dingle Road   Rte. 112 Directions

Handicapped Accessible

5:30pm-9:00pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

Tues July 25 & Thurs July 27

(2 daytime class sessions)

 

North Dartmouth

Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford

1407 North Hixville Road

Directions

8:00am- 4:00pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

*Date Correction*

 

Mon July 31 & Wed Aug 16

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

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Sudbury

Assabet River NWR Visitor Center

680 Hudson Street

Directions

Handicapped Accessible

*Date Correction*

 

 

 

July 31: 6:00pm-9:30pm

Aug 16: 8:00am-2:00pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

August 1, 3, 6

(3 Class Sessions)

Granville

Western MA Bird Dog Club

87 Farnum Rd.

Directions

Aug  1: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Aug  3: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Aug  6: 8:00am-4:30pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

August 14 & 27

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

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Foxborough

Bass Pro Shops

1 Bass Pro Drive

Directions

Handicapped Accessible

Aug 14: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Aug: 27 8:00am-2:00pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

Aug 15, 17, 19, 22

(4 class sessions)

Auburn

Auburn Sportsmen's Club

50 Elm St.

Directions

Aug 15: 6:15pm-8:45pm

Aug 17: 6:15pm-8:45pm

Aug 19: 8:15am-4:00pm

Aug 22: 6:15pm-8:45pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

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