Bowhunter Education course offerings

Learn bowhunting methods, the selection of equipment, bowhunting safety and ethics, and handling of game.

A Bowhunter education certificate does not qualify you to purchase a Massachusetts Hunting license. If you are planning on buying your first ever hunting or sporting license, you must complete a Basic Hunter Education course (even if you plan to hunt using only archery equipment).

  • Are you going hunting outside of Massachusetts? A Massachusetts Bowhunter education certificate is recognized in other jurisdictions (U.S., Mexico, & Canada) that require the successful completion a bowhunter education course. 
  • New to bowhunting? This is a worthwhile course for those interested in receiving instruction on bowhunting methods, the selection of equipment, bowhunting safety, ethics, and handling of game. 

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

Bowhunter education course schedule

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

 

Upcoming 1-day bow classes:

Location Date & Times Status

Townsend Rod and Gun Club
46 Emery Road
TOWNSEND, MA 01469
Get directions

Saturday
June 23rd
8:00am–5:00pm

 

OPEN
To enroll call
(508) 389-7830

Southboro Rod & Gun Club
254 Fruit Street
HOPKINTON, MA
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Handicapped accessible

Saturday
July 21st
8:00am–4:00pm

OPEN
To enroll call
(508) 389-7830

Auburn Sportsmen's Club
50 Elm Street
AUBURN, MA 01501
Get directions
Lunch will be available or
bring your own

Sunday
August 19th
8:15am–5:00pm

OPEN
To enroll call
(508) 389-7830

     

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