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Learn to Hunt Programs

Hunters with little or no experience can learn skills and techniques used to hunt different game animals. Courses are geared toward recent Basic Hunter Education graduates and include classroom learning and outdoor skills exercises.

Taught by volunteers, the courses utilize the experience and knowledge of seasoned sportsmen and -women. Courses range from half-day condensed classes to three-day, in-depth courses. If you have questions or would like to be put on the email list, contact Astrid Huseby at astrid.huseby@mass.gov

Program Offerings

Current Program Offerings 

Turkey Calling Clinic, Thursday January 10: 5:15pm - 6:15pm MassWildlife Field Headquarters (1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA) 

MassWildlife, in partnership with the National Wild Turkey Federation, is offering a hands-on one hour turkey calling workshop where you can practice your calls with experts! There will be three calling rooms, one for box calls, pot (or slate) calls, and mouth calls. Participants will spend the hour working on the one type of call they choose. Experienced turkey callers will be in each room helping participants with their calls. MassWildlife will provide practice calls, or you can bring your own. 

Space is limited to 40 participants. You must register to attend. Click here to register for the Turkey Calling Workshop. If you click to register and receive an error message, it is because the course is already full. 

 

Previous Program Offerings

Learn to Hunt Turkeys Clinic: This full-day, hands-on clinic teaches the basic skills needed to become a safe, successful, and responsible turkey hunter. Learn from experienced turkey hunters and practice turkey hunting techniques including shooting, calling in a bird, scouting, and how to pick and set up a location.

Learn to Hunt Waterfowl Workshop: A free, one-day workshop for new hunters to learn and practice waterfowl hunting skills including: shooting, decoy placement, calling, gear and safety. The date and location for this year’s clinic is listed below:

Learn to Hunt Deer: This hands-on course provides training for adult hunters with little or no deer hunting experience to become safe, successful, and responsible deer hunters. This course covers deer hunting skills, including scouting for a hunting area, mapping out possible hunting locations, selecting the right equipment, the safe use of a treestand, shooting practice, and field dressing techniques.

Love hunting? Become a mentor!

Become a mentor and pass on your skills and love of the sport! The Learn to Hunt Program needs volunteer instructors. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Astrid Huseby at astrid.huseby@state.ma.us.

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