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Annual Pig Roast, General Meeting & 3-D Shoot
Friday, July 11th, 2014
GO TO CAMP ON US! The MBA will be sponsoring 2 Junior Conservation Campers for 2014.
Thursday, April 17th, 2014
The Massachusetts Bowhunters Association will be sponsoring 2 young adults this year for the 2014 summer JUNIOR CONSERVATION CAMP. The camp is open to all youths ages 13-17 and will be held August 3-15, 2014 at the Chesterfield Scout Reservation near Scout Pond in Chesterfield, MA. The camp is a unique experience offering a balanced program of conservation, education and instruction in outdoor recreation activities. The camp’s program introduces young adults to the ethical concepts and knowledge essential to a lifetime of properly enjoying our natural resources and the leisure activities that depend on their careful stewardship.
Any interested youth, age 13-17, needs to write a letter to the MBA letting us know why you want to go to camp. From these letters, we will select 1 young man and 1 young woman to go to camp. Simple as that! Be sure to include your name, mailing address, age and phone number with your letter so you can be contacted when selection is done.
Mail letters BY MAY 15, 2014 to:
Massachusetts Bowhunters Association
PO Box 1789
Sagamore Beach, MA 02562
For more information about the camp, visit: www.juniorconservationcamp.org
*All personal information which is communicated to us (name, address, phone number, etc) is strictly confidential and is NEVER shared with any third party.
MA Hunter Education Courses & How to Enroll – 2014
Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Contact the Hunter Education Office at 978-772-0693 or www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/education/hed/hed_home.htm
The MassWildlife Hunter Education Program offers courses each year across the state from January through October and tries to offer different formats to meet the public’s needs. Course announcements are online and update on a regular basis.
Many people fail to consider enrolling in a course until the weather turns cool in late September. Unfortunately by that time, most courses have either begun or are full and the opportunity to hunt during the fall may disappear. Basic Hunter Education Courses are scheduled across the state by volunteer instructors through much of the calendar year, including the summer, but most are offered in the spring and early fall.
You may know that Basic Hunter Education Course schedules are posted and regularly updated on the DFW website at www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/dfw/education-events/hed/hunter-education-course-schedules. What you may not know is that there is a way to be notified about upcoming courses before they are posted on the website.
If you want to be notified about a course, go to the Hunter Education website and fill out the form at this link: www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/dfw/education-events/hed/course-notification-request-form.html. Click on and fill out the form with your contact information for notification in advance about a Basic Hunter Education Course scheduled in your area and the dates. You will be instructed to contact the Hunter Education Program to enroll in that class. You should act quickly if you want to beat the enrolling rush that occurs once the course is posted on the website.
If you don’t have email, a computer, or access to the internet, you can also call the Hunter Education Program office in Ayer at 978-772-0693 and ask to be notified of the next Basic course scheduled near you.
What if you enrolled in a course and then something prevents you from taking the course? In consideration of others who want to take a course, please notify the Hunter Education office that you are unable to participate. There is always a waiting list and it’s important to let others know that space is available.