Hunter education safety requirements
The Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game requires all first-time hunters (18 years of age or older) to successfully complete a Basic Hunter Education course before they may purchase a Massachusetts hunting or sporting license.
Become a safe hunter
The purpose of hunter education is to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to become safe, responsible hunters.
The online course
Typically, students meet these needs by attending a traditional, instructor led course including classroom lectures and field/range experiences. In today's society, students have less free time to devote to attending a hunter education course. Online hunter education courses help address this, by allowing students to take hunter safety courses on their own time, at their own pace and in the comfort of their home or office.
You may ask
FAQ - Massachusetts Hunting Safety Course and Hunting License
- Is the Beasafehunter hunter course approved by the state of Massachusetts?
No. We are not approved yet.
- Is there a minimum age to take this online education course?
Students of all ages are welcome to take the course, however, most students are 12 years of age or older as all materials and exams are written at a 6th grade reading level.
- Is my Hunter Education Certificate good in other states?
Every U.S. state that demands a Hunter Education Certificate will accept Hunter Education Certificates from other states that conform to IHEA requirements as well.
You should follow your safety course in the State where you are resident.
- Does the Hunter Card expire?
No. It is good for life.
- Who is required to take the Hunter Education course in Massachusetts?
By state law, all first-time hunters (18 years of age or older) must successfully complete a Basic Hunter Education course before they may purchase a Massachusetts hunting or sporting license.
- What types of Massachusetts Hunting Licenses are available?
View the full list of Massachusetts Hunting Licenses available through the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game.