Explore Bowhunting

Teach your students how to feel comfortable outside with archery. Students gain confidence and appreciation for wildlife and the woods while learning how to bowhunt.
Explore Bowhunting
Photo courtesy of Paul Sherar.

Who can use Explore Bowhunting?

  • Schools
  • Town, city, or county recreation programs
  • Nature and outdoor education centers
  • Scout groups
  • 4-H
  • Summer camps

How do I start this program?

Attend a free 5-hour Explore Bowhunting instructor course. This can be done in one of two ways:

  • Go to a quarterly training at MassWildlife Field Headquarters in Westborough
  • If your school has 5 or more interested instructors, we will come to you!

The Explore Bowhunting instructor course will certify you for the 23 Explore Bowhunting lesson plans.


The instructor course is free. You can borrow equipment from MassWildlife for free on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If you are interested in borrowing equipment, you have to be trained as a Basic Archery instructor. To include archery in your training, the course will be an additional 4 hours. It will also cost $40 per instructor.


Contact Astrid Huseby to learn more or to sign up. Call (508) 389-6305 or email astrid.huseby@mass.gov.