- Basic Education
- Bowhunter Education
- Black Powder Education
- Map, Compass & Survival
- Waterfowl Identification
- Trapper Education
Students must attend all listed dates for each of the courses. The Basic Course is mandatory for first time license buyers in Massachusetts. The Trapper Education course is mandatory to obtain a trap registration number and for Problem Animal Control Agents. The Bowhunter Education course is not mandatory in Massachusetts, but it is accepted by any other state requiring this course for deer hunters who wish to hunt in those states with a bow.
Course Registration Information
Please do NOT bring any firearms or ammunition to classes. Only Program firearms and equipment may be used. If you attend a Bowhunter Education course, you may bring your own equipment.
Hunting/Sporting License Purchase Law -- Effective January 1, 2007 legislation requires first time hunting or sporting license buyers to produce a certificate showing they have passed a Basic Hunter Education course or show a hunting or sporting license from any previous year and/or any state or province. This legislation reinstates the hunter education requirement that had been in place prior to major gun law changes in 1998.