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 or Sporting license and a Bowhunter education is not required in Massachusetts to hunt using archery equipment.

However, a Massachusetts Bowhunter education certificate is accepted in other jurisdictions that do mandate the successful completion a bowhunter course.

If you are planning on buying your first ever hunting or sporting license, you must complete a Basic Hunter Education course (even if you only plan to hunt using archery equipment). 

Bowhunter education course schedule

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

 

HARVARD: 1 day bowhunter course
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Location Required Dates Status
Harvard Sportsmen's Club
250 Littleton County Road
Harvard, MA 01451
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Sun, Mar 11: 8am–5pm

COURSE IS FULL
Enrollment is closed

 

CARVER: 1 day bowhunter course
Saturday, March 17, 2018

Location Required Dates Status
Carver Sportsmen's Club
127 Main Street (Rte 58)
Carver, MA 02330
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Sat, Mar 17: 8am–5pm

COURSE IS FULL
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Enrollment is closed

 

BELCHERTOWN: 1 day bowhunter course
Sunday, March 18, 2018

Location Required Dates Status
Swift River Sportsman Club
350 Cold Spring Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
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Handicapped accessible

Sun, Mar 18: 8am–5pm

Limited waitlist
​​​​​​​space available
(508) 389-7830

 

HARWICH: 1 day bowhunter course
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Location Required Dates Status
Cape Cod Fish & Game Assoc.
796 Depot Street (off Exit 9 from RT-6)
Harwich, MA 02645
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Handicapped accessible

Sat, Mar 31: 8am–4pm

To enroll call
(508) 389-7830

 

SOUTHBRIDGE: 1 day bowhunter course
Sunday, April 8, 2018

Location Required Dates Status
Bay Path Archers
243 Guelphwood Road
Southbridge, MA 01550
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Handicapped accessible

Sun, Apr 8: 8:15am–5pm

To enroll call
(508) 389-7830

 

FOXBOROUGH: 1 day bowhunter course
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Location Required Dates Status
Bass Pro Shops
1 Bass Pro Drive
Foxborough, MA 02035
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Handicapped accessible
 

Wed, Apr 11: 8am–5pm

To enroll call
(508) 389-7830

 

PALMER: 1 day bowhunter course
Saturday, April 14, 2018

Location Required Dates Status

Nenameseck Sportsmen's Club
75 West Ware Road
Palmer, MA 01069
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Handicapped accessible

Sun, April 14: 8am–4pm

To enroll call
(508) 389-7830

 

Courses are offered in spring, summer, and fall, and include a minimum of 8 hours of instruction. You may need to travel a longer distance in order to attend this course.

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