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.
  • This class is taught by Certified Volunteer Instructors.  Jeff Scrimo is the LSA Hunter Ed. Team Leader, and he is assisted by LSA volunteers who are certified instructors.
  • 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 to pass the course.
  • Sign-up through the MassWildlife website click here or call (508) 389-7820 Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm
  • 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? Become a MassWildlife Hunter Education Volunteer Instructor, click here for more information on how to apply and next steps – we want to expand our team of dedicated instructors at LSA!


*CHECK BACK FOR OUR NEXT Basic Hunter Education Course Field Day at LSA*

In January 2023, Lee Sportsmen’s Association had scheduled a blended Basic Hunter Education Course with MassWildlife, in which students complete the online MA Hunter Study Guide before attending one in-person Field Day.  For the blended format, participants must:

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

This information and links can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/basic-hunter-education-courses.  Please check back to see 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.