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

Date

Town

Location

Hours

Status

August 3 &

August 19

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

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Plainfield

Ashfield Rod & Gun Club

161 North Street

Directions

Aug 3: 6:00pm-9:30pm

Aug 19: 8:00am-3:30pm

Course started

August 14 & August 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

Course started

August 15, 17, 19, & 22

(4 class sessions)

Auburn

Auburn Sportsmen's Club

50 Elm Street

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

Course started

August 17 & August 26

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

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Milton

New England Base Camp

411 Unquity Road

Directions

Aug 17: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Aug 26: 8:00am-2:00pm

Course started

August 21, 24, 26, & 28

(4 class sessions)

Leominster

Leominster Sportsman’s Assoc.

1455 Elm Street

Directions

Handicapped Accessible

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

Aug 24: 6:00pm-8:45pm

Aug 26: 8:00am- 3:30pm

Aug 28: 6:00pm-8:45pm

To enroll call

(508) 389-7830

August 21 & September 9

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

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Lee

Lee Sportsmen’s Association

565 Fairview Street

Directions

Aug 21: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Sept 9: 8:00am-2:30pm

Course is full

August 24 & September 10

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

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Boston

(North End)

DCR Steriti Memorial Rink

561 Commercial Street

Directions

Aug 24: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Sept 10: 8:00am-2:00pm

Course is full

August 29 & September 23

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

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East Falmouth

Falmouth Rod & Gun Club
203 Carriage Shop Road
Directions

Aug  29: 6:00pm-9:00pm

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

Course is full

August 30 & September 8

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

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Springfield

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

One Armory Square

Directions

Aug 30: 9:00-12:30pm

Sept 8: 9:00-3:00pm

To enroll call

(508) 389-7830

September 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 & 21

(6 class sessions)

Pittsfield

Pittsfield High School

300 East Street

Directions

Handicapped Accessible

6:00pm-9:00pm

To enroll call

(508) 389-7830

September 11, 13, 18 & 20

(4 class sessions)

 Billerica

Billerica Rod & Gun Club

216 Pond Street

Directions

6:00pm-10:00pm

To enroll call

(508) 389-7830

September 12, 16, & 17

(3 class sessions)

North Andover

Andover Sportsman’s Club

655 Middleton Road

Directions

Sept 12: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Sept 16: 9:00am-5:00pm

Sept 17: Noon-5:00pm

Course is full

September 12 & September 23

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

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Hopkinton

Southboro Rod & Gun Club

254 Fruit Street

Directions

Handicapped Accessible

Sept 12: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Sept 23: 8:00am-4:00pm

Course is full

September 12 & September 27

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

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Saugus

Malden Anglers Association

227 Main Street

Directions

Sept 12: 6:00pm-9:00pm

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

To enroll call

(508) 389-7830

September 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28

(6 class sessions)

Andover

Lawrence Rod & Gun Club

9 Webster Street

Directions

Handicapped Accessible

7:00pm-9:30pm

To enroll call

(508) 389-7830

September 19, 21 & 23

(3 class sessions)

Shirley

Shirley Rod & Gun Club

Kittridge Rd (Rt 2A)

Directions

Handicapped Accessible

Sept 19: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Sept 21: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Sept 23: 8:00am-5:00pm

To enroll call

(508) 389-7830

September 19, 21, 26 & 28

(4 class sessions)

Carver

Carver Sportsmen’s Club

127 Main Street (Route 58)

Directions

6:00pm-9:30pm

Course is full

September 27 & October 7

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

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*Location Change*

Ipswich

*Location Changed to:

Ipswich Fish & Game Club

22 Paradise Road

Directions

Handicapped Accessible

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

Oct 7: 8:00am-2:00pm

To enroll call

(508) 389-7830

September 28 & October 8

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

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Ipswich

Ipswich Fish & Game Club

22 Paradise Road

Directions

Handicapped Accessible

Sept 28: 6:00pm-9:30pm

Oct 8: 8:00am-2:00pm

To enroll call

(508) 389-7830

September 28 & October 14

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

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Bedford

Woburn Sportsmen’s Association

155 Middlesex Turnpike

Directions

Handicapped Accessible

Sept 28: 6:00pm-9:30pm

Oct 14: 8:00am-2:00pm

To enroll call

(508) 389-7830

October 3 & 21

 

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

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Foxborough

Bass Pro Shops

1 Bass Pro Drive

Directions

Handicapped Accessible

Oct 3: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Oct 21: 8:00am-2:00pm

Course is full

October 11 & 22

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

 

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Milton

New England Base Camp

411 Unquity Road

Directions

Oct 11: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Oct 22: 8:00am-2:00pm

To enroll call

(508) 389-7830

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