In order to hunt in Massachusetts, minors 15-17 years of age must have a minor hunting license, along with any additional required permits or stamps. To purchase a license, hunters between 15–17 must have written consent from a parent or legal guardian. Additionally, they must either be accompanied by an adult while hunting or have a government-approved Certificate of Completion from a Basic Hunter Education Course from any jurisdiction.
Under normal circumstances, minors are required to purchase a license in person at a MassWildlife office or other vendor location and provide parental consent. During the COVID-19 State of Emergency, parents/guardians can use this electronic form to provide that consent.
By filling out the form below, the applicant:
Swears under the pains and penalties of perjury that the personal information provided is complete and accurate,
Agrees to comply with all conditions, rules, and regulations associated with the minor hunting licenses, and
Understands that including false information in this application is against the law.
Once submitted, MassWildlife staff will process the information and enable a minor hunting license to be purchased online through MassFishHunt. Please be patient as it may take multiple business days for processing. When online purchasing has been enabled, you will receive an email notifying you at the email address provided below.