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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@state.ma.us.

Program Offerings

Current Program Offerings 

Monday, October 22: Hunting head to toe: How to pick the right gear for deer season—MassWildlife is partnering with Cabela’s to provide a two- hour learn to hunt clinic going over the types of equipment needed for deer hunting. This course will be from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Cabela’s in Berlin. For more information, contact Astrid Huseby at astrid.huseby@mass.gov or (508) 389-6305.

Click here to register for the Deer Hunting Gear Course

 

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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