Black Powder Education course offerings

A Basic Hunter Education certificate is a pre-requisite for all students under 18 years of age

The Black Powder Education course is one of several advanced courses offered by the Hunter Education Program and was developed by the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association. This course is not required for hunting with a muzzleloader in Massachusetts, rather, it is designed for both experienced and novice hunters who want to improve their skills. Topics include the selection of hunting equipment, state laws, the safe handling of muzzleloaders and powder storage. This course is conducted free of charge.

Students under the age of 18 must have completed a Basic Hunter Education course and any unaccompanied minor students must bring a signed permission form to class in order to participate.

Black Powder Education course schedule

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


HOPKINTON: 1 day course on Thursday, November 9th 2017

Location Date & Time Status
Southboro Rod and Gun Club
254 Fruit Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748
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Handicapped accessible
Thu, Nov. 9th: 8am–5pm

Limited wait list space available!
Call (508) 389-7830




Notify me if a black powder education course opens

To be notified of upcoming classes in your general area, please fill out the course notification form or call the Hunter Education Office at (508) 389-7820, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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