Learn to Hunt

Learn how to be a safe and skilled hunter with MassWildlife's hunting classes and programs.

MassWildlife offers hunting classes and online resources that teach safety and skills to beginning and intermediate hunters. A Basic Hunter Education course is required for all new adult hunters. On this page, you can find a class that suits your interest or browse hunting and scouting tips and how-to videos to learn at your own pace!

Get started with Basic Hunter Education

Learn to be a safe and ethical hunter. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for all first-time adult hunters.

More opportunities to learn

Learn to Hunt Turkey classes

  • April 1: Learn to Hunt Turkey Range Day, Princeton, 8 – 11 a.m.
  • April 8: Learn to Hunt Turkey Class, Ashburnham, 8 – noon
  • April 8: Learn to Hunt Turkey Class, Plainville, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • April 11: Turkey Calling Seminar, Westborough, 5 – 6 p.m.

Click here to learn more about each class and reserve your seat.

MassWildlife offers hands-on hunting classes several times each year. Classes will be listed here when they are scheduled. Email astrid.huseby@mass.gov to be notified of upcoming learn to hunt classes. 

Event accommodations: If you have a disability or medical condition and would like to request special accommodations or will require translation services for an upcoming event, please contact Susan Sacco via email at susan.sacco@mass.gov.


Learn what to look for when picking a place to hunt and get tools for pre-scouting and scouting in the field. Start with this video to learn how to use online scouting tools. Also see species-specific scouting tips for even more detail and on-the-ground scouting information.

After the hunt

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