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.

Planning and preparation should keep you from having an outdoor misadventure. If an emergency does occur, you should remember and follow the S.T.O.P. principle.

Stop: Remain calm, and analyze the situation.

Think: Decide what you need to do to survive.

Observe: Survey the terrain, and look for familiar landmarks.

Plan: Figure out the next best course of action. Don’t wait until dark to plan!

Stop, Think, Observe, Plan