About the Study Guide

You are looking at the Massachusetts Hunter’s Ed Study Guide. At the present time, you cannot obtain hunter education certification from Hunter Ed. However, you can use this Study Guide as a resource to learn more about hunter safety.

As in every human endeavor, there are gray areas of ethical behavior that come down to a matter of personal choice.

A balancing act: personal ethics

Examples of gray areas of ethical behavior, which may even be illegal in some locales, are:

  • Baiting deer with corn or protein pellets
  • Shooting birds on the ground, on the water, or in trees
  • Shooting from a vehicle or boat within private boundaries or on private waters