Lee Sportsmen's Association

Basic Hunter Education Course

MassWildlife Hunter Education Program Mission:
To protect the lives and safety of the public, promote the wise management and ethical use of our wildlife resources, and encourage a greater appreciation of the environment through education.

  • Provides training in the safe handling of firearms, and other outdoor activities related to hunting and firearm use.
  • Funded by the sale of hunting & sporting licenses, and by federal excise taxes on firearms & archery equipment.
  • Hunter Education was first offered in MA in 1954. It is required to get a MA Hunting or Sporting License.
  • LSA has been training Berkshire County youth through the state Hunter Ed. program since 2010.
    If under 18 yrs of age, a parent/guardian written permission is required to take the course.

Upcoming in 2024

For Questions:
Jeff Scrimo, Team Leader



Check back February 2024 for the next Basic Hunter Education Course Field Day at LSA


The Main Clubhouse


Candidates must attend ALL dates of course held at the LSA Clubhouse. There is a blended learning portion of this course online that must be completed prior to registering for the Field Day at LSA.

Blended Basic Hunter Education Course with MassWildlife:

  • Complete the online MA Hunter Study Guide at huntercourse.com.
  • Use the online form to register, provide proof of completing the study guide, and select a field day (dates listed on the website below).
  • Attend the field day at LSA to finish the course and take the final exam.

Information and links can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/basic-hunter-education-courses. Please check back for the date and time the field day at LSA will be scheduled in the future, and participants are required to sign up for the field day through the MassWildlife website, as LSA does not handle registration. Please contact MassWildlife directly for any further questions or concerns at (508) 389-7820. All courses are free of charge and open to the public. Students 17 years old or younger must have parental consent to attend this course, and parents/guardians are invited and encouraged to stay for the in-person field day session as well.

Become a Volunteer

Are you a committed and enthusiastic outdoorsman or woman who wants to pass on the traditions, ethics, and excitement of hunting to beginners of all ages? We want to expand our team of dedicated instructors at LSA. Become a MassWildlife Hunter Education Volunteer Instructor.