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Additional hunter education courses

MassWildlife periodically offers Map, Compass, & Survival; Black Powder Education; and Waterfowl ID courses. These courses are designed for both experienced and novice hunters who want to improve or add to their skills.

FOLLOWING A STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARATION AND A DIRECTIVE FROM GOVERNOR BAKER TO MITIGATE THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS, MASSWILDLIFE IS CANCELING OR POSTPONING MANY EVENTS THIS SPRING. ALL HUNTER EDUCATION COURSES SCHEDULED BETWEEN NOW AND APRIL 15, 2020 HAVE BEEN CANCELED . IF YOU WERE ENROLLED IN ONE OF THESE CLASSES, YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED WHEN ANOTHER COURSE BECOMES AVAILABLE.

 

Students under the age of 18 must have written consent from a parent or guardian to attend these courses. A parent or guardian should be present at the start of the student's class to complete the student's registration form or the student can bring a signed form with them to the start of their course.

All courses are free of charge and open to the public.

Map, Compass, & Survival courses

Map, Compass, & Survival courses are offered in the towns of Westminster and Pittsfield from April through October. This course is not recommended for students less than 12 years of age.

To enroll in a course call (508) 389-7830
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

There are currently no Map, Compass, and Survival courses scheduled at this time.

Black Powder Education courses

There are currently no Black Powder Education courses scheduled at this time. 

Waterfowl Identification & Hunting courses

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Type

Date/Time

Location

Status

Waterfowl Id
& Hunting


March 14,
7:30am–6 pm

Harvard Sportsman's Club
250 Littleton County Rd
HARVARD

CANCELED

What should students bring to class?

  • Students should bring plenty to drink and eat including snacks, and a bagged lunch.
  • Students should dress for comfort and for the weather. Courses include both classroom and outdoor activities and students should expect to be outside for part of the class - rain or shine.
  • Students enrolled in a Map, Compass, and Survival course will spend a lot of time outside in the woods practicing map and compass skills. We recommend wearing comfortable footwear (i.e. hiking or running shoes), long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and bright outer clothing. Students should also carry insect repellent, sunscreen, and water with them while in the woods and, if available, a whistle.

Tips for finding a course

  • Visit this page often from March through October when these types of courses are offered.
  • Provide your contact information and we will notify you when courses are scheduled.

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