Tewksbury Rod & Gun Club,
The Massachusetts sponsored Hunter Education Program is held typically once a year (Spring) at the
Tewksbury Rod & Gun Club. This course is required by most states and Canada to obtain a Hunting License.
This course is free to the general public. The course runs two weeks, held on Thursday & Friday nights between
6 pm and 10 pm. The course is open to anyone over the age of 10, however those 10-14 will receive
a "Letter of Completion" to meet out-of-state licensing requirements.
Upon successful completion of this course, all students will receive a graduate patch and a MA
Certificate of Completion. All states in the US, Canada and Mexico recognize this government-issued
certificate of completion for the purchase of a hunting or sporting (combination hunting/fishing) license.
The Basic Hunter Education Course is mandatory for first-time hunters or hunting license buyers in Massachusetts.
Please note - students must attend ALL dates listed.
Course instruction includes: safe handling and storage of hunting arms and ammunition, hunting laws and ethics,
wildlife identification, wildlife management, care and handling of game, basic survival skills and first aid.
Successful completion of the Basic Hunter Education Course fulfills the requirements established by Mass.
General Law to make application to your local police for a License to Carry Firearms, or Firearms Identification Card.
[Massachusetts General Law Chapter 140 Section 131 P(a)]
What to Bring to Class: Bring a pen and paper to take notes. Dress for the weather and outdoors!
What to Leave at Home: Please do NOT bring any firearms or ammunition to classes.
Only Program firearms and equipment may be used.
For more information on the Hunter Education Program, click on the Hunter Ed. Patch Above.
For more information call George Rost at 978-851-6286
Contact: Massachusetts Hunter Education Program
PO Box 408
Westminster, MA 01473-0408
2017 Hunter Ed Class:
March 20th, 22nd, 27th, along with March 29th.
Can't make it to the above dates?
Then check to see if there are dates that you can make to here on the
MassWildlife Web site