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 (80) courses each year across the state from January through October/early November and tries to offer 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.

2014 Basic Hunter Education Courses

The course listing is routinely updated at the beginning of every month. Or subscribe  to be notified of upcoming courses. We will send notice when courses are scheduled in your area. 

Course Dates

Town

Location

Hours

Enrollment Information

September 3, 10, 17, 24. October 1 & 8, 2014

Billerica

Billerica Rod & Gun Club

216 Pond Street

Directions

7PM-9:30PM

This class is full

September 29, October 1, 3, 6, 8 & 10, 2014

Hanson

Hanson Rod & Gun Club

104 Davis Road

Directions

6PM-9PM

 

This class is full

 

September 29 & October 19, 2014

Independent Study

Lee

Lee Sportsmen’s Association

565 Fairview Street

Directions

9/29 6PM-9:30PM

10/19 8AM-5:45PM

 

This class is full

 

October 4 & 5, 2014

Haverhill

Haverhill Hound, Rod & Gun Club

10 Larch Road

Directions

8AM-4:30PM

This class is full

Handicapped Accessible

October 13, 15, 17, 20, 22 & 24, 2014

Rochester

Sippican Rod & Gun Club

215 Dexter Lane

Directions

6:30PM-9PM

This class is full

Handicapped Accessible

October 14, 21, 25 & 28, 2014

Deerfield

Franklin County League of Sportmen’s Club

721 River Road

Directions

6:30PM-9PM

10/25 8AM-4PM

This class is full

Handicapped Accessible

 

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

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