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.

A hunter meeting a non-hunter
  • Transport animals discreetly—don’t display them.
  • Keep firearms out of sight.
  • Refrain from taking graphic photographs of the kill and from vividly describing the kill while within earshot of non-hunters.
  • Maintain a presentable appearance while on the street—no bloody or dirty clothing.

How to Behave if Confronted by Anti-Hunter Protesters

  • Remain calm and polite, and do not engage in arguments—never lose your temper.
  • Never touch an anti-hunter or use any physical force, and especially never threaten an anti-hunter with your firearm.
  • Report hunter harassment to law enforcement authorities. If possible, record the vehicle license number of harassers.