Additional hunter education courses

Designed for both experienced and novice hunters who want to improve or add to their skills.

We recommend students be 12 years of age or older to participate in the following courses.

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

Black Powder (Muzzleloader) Education

Location Dates & Times Status
Harvard Sportsmen's Club
250 Littleton County Rd
Driving directions
October 7, 2022
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

To enroll, call 508-389-7820
Press zero to reach an attendant.

Students will receive information on muzzleloading equipment, the safe handling of muzzleloaders and ammunition, and muzzleloader hunting laws.

Completion of Black Powder (Muzzleloader) Education does NOT qualify a first-time hunter for a hunting or sporting license.

Map, Compass, and Survival

Typically offered once a month, on a Saturday, April through September.

Includes instruction on the use of a compass and topographical map for land navigation, as well as wilderness survival. Students 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.

Waterfowl Identification and Hunting

Offered when resources allow.

Teaches the identification of waterfowl with an emphasis on ducks in flight. It includes fall and winter plumage and the size, shape, and flight characteristics of birds, as well as hunting laws and safety.