Learn to Hunt

Learn how to be a safe and skilled hunter with MassWildlife's hunting classes and learning resources. Beginner and intermediate hunters can browse classes, hunting and scouting tips, and how-to videos.

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. Find a Basic Hunter Education Course.

MassWildlife offers in-person and online hunting classes designed for new hunters. See a list of upcoming free Learn to Hunt classes.

More opportunities to learn

NEW: Mentoring Mondays. Get answers to your hunting and fishing questions during virtual mentoring sessions on the second Monday of the month! A panel of expert hunters and anglers will start each event with a brief presentation on a different topic, then participants can ask questions about anything related to hunting or fishing in Massachusetts. See full schedule.


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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