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-five (85) courses each year across the state from January through October/early 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.

2016 Basic Hunter Education Courses

Courses

2016

Town

Location

Hours

Enrollment Information

June 27, 28, 29 & 30

(4 class sessions)

Upton

Nipmuc Rod & Gun Club

88 Fiske Mill Road

Directions

 

5:30pm-9:30pm

Course Started

Handicapped Accessible

July 6, 7, & 9

(3 class sessions)

Holbrook

Holbrook Sportsmen’s Club

150 Quincy Street

Directions

6:00pm-9:30pm

Jul 9: 8:00am-4:30pm

Course is Full

Handicapped Accessible

July 11, 12, 13, 14

(4 class sessions)

Westborough

MDFW Field Headquarters

1 Rabbit Hill Road

Directions

8:00am-12:00pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

Handicapped Accessible

July 18, 20, 22 & 23

(4 class sessions)

Middleborough

Wankinquoah Rod and Gun

92 Pine Street

Directions

6:00pm-9:00pm

Jul 23: 8:00am-4:30pm

Course is Full

Handicapped Accessible

July 20 & 30

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

Learn about the Independent Study course format

Wayland

Wayland Rod & Gun

4 Meadowview Road

Directions

July 20: 6:00pm-9:30pm

July 30: 8:00am-4:00pm

Course is Full

July 21, 23, & 25

(3 class sessions)

Gloucester

Cape Ann Sportsmen’s Club

57 cherry Street

Directions

6:00pm-9:30pm

July 23: 8:00am-4:3pm

Course is Full

July 25, 26, 28 & 29

(4 class sessions)

Worthington

Worthington Rod & Gun

458 Dingle Road   Rte. 112 Directions

5:30-9:00pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

Handicapped Accessible

July 26 & Aug 13

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

Learn about the Independent Study course format

Sharon

Sharon Fish & Game Club

303 East Street

Directions

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

Aug 13: 8:00am-4:00pm

Course is Full

Aug 10 & 21

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

Learn about the Independent Study course format

 

Plainfield

Ashfield Rod & Gun Club

161 North Street

Directions

Aug 10: 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Aug 21: 8:00am - 2:30pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

Aug 9, 11, 13 & 16

(4 class sessions)

Auburn

Auburn Sportsmen’s Club

50 Elm Street

Directions

6:15pm to 8:45pm

Aug 13: 8:15am - 4:00pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

Aug  9, 20 & 21

(3 class sessions)

Orange

Mahar Regional School

507 South Main Street

Directions

Aug 9: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Aug 20: 8:00am-3:00pm

Aug 21: 9:00am-2:30pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

Handicapped Accessible 

Aug 10 & 20

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

Learn about the Independent Study course format

Swansea

Somerset Sportsmen's Club

264 Baker Road

Directions

Aug 10: 6:00pm-9:30pm

Aug 20: 8:00am- 4:00pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

August 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26

(6 class sessions)

Andover

Lawrence Rod & Gun 

9 Webster Street

Directions

7:00pm-9:30pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

Handicapped Accessible 

August 23, 25, 27, & 30

(4 class sessions)

Bourne

Monument Beach Sportsmen's Club

199 McCarthur Blvd, Buzzards Bay, MA

Directions

6:00pm-9:00pm

Aug 27:   8:00am-4:30pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

 

 

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

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