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 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

Apr 10, 14, 17, 21, 24 & 28

(6 class sessions)

Williamstown

East Mountain Sportsman Club

312 Henderson Road

Directions

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Course Started 

Apr 17, 19, 21, 24, 26 & 28

(6 class sessions)

Hanson

Hanson Rod & Gun

104 Davis Road

Directions

6:00pm-9:00pm

Course Started 

Apr 24, 25, 26, & 27

(4 class sessions)

Westborough

MDFW Field Headquarters

1 Rabbit Hill Road

Directions

Handicapped Accessible

Apr 24: 6:00pm- 9:30pm

Apr 25: 6:00pm- 9:30pm

Apr 26: 6:00pm- 9:30pm

Apr 27: 5:30pm- 9:30pm

Course Started 

May 2 & 13

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

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Canton

Brookwood Community Farm

11 Blue Hill River Road

Directions

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

May 13: 8:00am-2:00pm

Course is Full

May 11 & 20

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

Learn about the Independent Study course format

Harvard

Harvard Sportsmen’s Club

250 Littleton County Road

Directions

May 11: 6:00pm-9:30pm

May 20: 8:00am-2:00pm

Course is Full

Tues May 16 & Thurs May 18

(2 daytime class sessions)

Agawam

Mawaga Sportsmen's Club

377 Adams Street

Directions

Handicapped Accessible

May 16: 8:00am-4:00pm

May 18: 8:00am-4:00pm

To Enroll Call 508.389.7830

May 16, 18, 20 & 22

(4 class sessions)

Leicester

Leicester Rod & Gun Club

1015 Whittemore Street

Directions

Handicapped Accessible

6:15pm to 8:45pm &

May 20: 8:15am- 4:00pm

To Enroll Call 508.389.7830

 

May 21, 23 & 24

(3 class sessions)

Westborough

MDFW Field Headquarters

1 Rabbit Hill Road

Directions

Handicapped Accessible

May 21: 8:00am-4:00pm

May 23: 6:00pm-9:30pm

May 24: 6:00pm-9:30pm

To Enroll Call 508.389.7830

June 2 & 17, 2017

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

Learn about the Independent Study course format

Holbrook

Holbrook Sportsmen’s Club

150 Quincy Street

Directions

Handicapped Accessible

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

June 17: 8:00am-3:00pm

Course is Full

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

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

Tues Jun 13 & 

Fri Jun 23, 2017

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

Learn about the Independent Study course format

Westborough

MDFW Field Headquarters

1 Rabbit Hill Road

Directions

Handicapped Accessible

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

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

To Enroll Call 508.389.7830

Tues Jun 13 & 

Mon Jun 26, 2017

 (2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

Learn about the Independent Study course format

Westborough

MDFW Field Headquarters

1 Rabbit Hill Road

Directions

Handicapped Accessible

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

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

To Enroll Call 508.389.7830

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