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

May 5 & 21

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

Learn about the Independent Study course format

North Truro

Highlands Center - Cape Cod  National  Seashore

43 Old Dewline Road

Directions

May 5: 6:00pm-9:30pm

May 21: 8:00am-4:30pm

Course Started

 

May 10, 12, 14 & 17

(4 class sessions)

Leicester

Leicester Rod & Gun Club

1015 Whittemore Street

Directions

6:15pm-8:45pm

May 14: 8:15am-4:00pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

Handicapped Accessible

May 16, 17 & 19

(3 class sessions)

Westborough

MDFW Field Headquarters

1 Rabbit Hill Road

Directions

8:00am-1:00pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

Handicapped Accessible

June 1 & 11

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

Learn about the Independent Study course format

 

Haverhill

Haverhill Hound, Rod & Gun Club

10 Larch Rd.

Directions

June 1: 6:00pm-9:30pm

June 11: 8:00am-2:30pm

 

Course is Full

Handicapped Accessible

June 2 & 12

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

Learn about the Independent Study course format

 

Marlborough

Marlboro Fish & Game

1 Muddy Lane

Directions

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

June 12: 8:00am-4:00pm

Course is Full Handicapped Accessible

June 6, 8, 10, 13, 15 & 17

(6 class sessions)

Hanson

Hanson Rod & Gun Club

104 Davis Road

Directions

6:00pm-9:00pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

June 8, 9 & 11

(3 class sessions)

 

Agawam

Mawaga Sportsmen’s Club

377 Adams Street

Directions

June 8: 6:00pm-9:00pm

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

June 11: 8:00am-4:00pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

June 9 & 18

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

Learn about the Independent Study course format

 

Hadley

US Fish & Wildlife Service HQ

300 Westgate Center Drive

Directions

 

June 9: 5:30pm-9:00pm

June 18: 7:30am-4:00pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

Handicapped Accessible

June 13, 15, 18 & 20

(4 class sessions)

Princeton

NORCO Sportsmen’s Club

91 Houghton Road

Directions

 

6:00pm-9:00pm

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

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

Handicapped Accessible

June 20, 22, 24 & 26

(4 class sessions)

Foxborough

Bass Pro Shops

1 Bass Pro Drive

Directions

6:00pm-9:00pm

June 26: 10:00am-5:00pm

Course is Full

Handicapped Accessible

June 21, 23 & 25

(3 class sessions)

South Easton

Easton Rod & Gun Club

160 Howard Street

Directions

 

June 21: 6:00pm-9:00pm

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

June 25: 8:00am-4:00pm

Course is Full

Handicapped Accessible

June 27, 28, 29 & 30

(4 class sessions)

Upton

Nipmuc Rod & Gun Club

88 Fiske Mill Road

Directions

June 27: 5:30pm-9:30pm

June 28: 5:30pm-9:00pm

June 29: 5:30pm-9:30pm

June 30: 5:30pm-9:00pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

Handicapped Accessible

 

 

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

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