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Beginning Farmers

Location: NA

Description: An online reference for all types of farming


Category: Homesteading, Urban Farming, animal husbandry, sustainable Agriculture

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Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife

Location: NA

Description: All first-time hunters who wish to purchase a Massachusetts hunting or sporting (combination) license must successfully complete a Basic Hunter Education course. The Basic Hunter Education course is standardized across North America. A government-issued Basic Hunter Education certificate, from any North American jurisdiction, is accepted to meet this requirement. The MassWildlife Hunter Education Program offers about ninety-five (95) courses each year across the state from January through November and offers different formats to meet the public’s needs. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates will be mailed a Certificate of Completion recognized in all U.S. states, Canada, and Mexico.

Contact:, (508) 389-7820

Category: hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, firearms

Prepper Camp

Location: 460 Orchard Lake Rd, Saluda, NC 28773

Description: An annual event where vendors and attendees alike can learn preparedness skills.


Category: Aquaponics, Beekeeping, Hunting, Survival, Cooking, Blacksmithing, Beer, Wine, Cheese making, Food Preservation, Camping, Gardening, Animal Husbandry, Fiber Animals, Firearms, Off the grid, Trapping, Foraging, Plant ID

Whitetail Heaven Outfitters

Location: 2047 Hall Rd. Nicholasville, KY 40356

Description: In 2002, Owner Tevis McCauley combined his love for the outdoors and Southern Hospitality to chase his childhood dream of creating one of the nations most recognized hunting destinations. Whitetail Heavens gross score for harvested bucks is right at 150 inches. We anticipate a rise in our average from year to year. All of our properties are cherry picked and are scattered across the trophy filled bluegrass region of Central Kentucky, Southern Ohio and Southern Indiana.

Contact:,, 859-509-2704

Category: hunting, firearms

New Hampshire Outdoor Learning Center

Location: 673 So. Main St. Wolfeboro, N.H. 03894

Description: The New Hampshire Outdoor Learning Center (NHOLC) was built for men and women just like you. Classes are designed for all ages and experience levels to give you the best opportunity for success and enjoyment in the woods and on the waters of New England. Each workshop includes comprehensive classroom training and in the field, hands-on experience. Grab your snowshoes, shotgun, or fishing rods and join us for fun and education that will last a lifetime!

Contact:,, 603-608-8673

Category: butchering, firearms, hunting, fishing, trapping,survival, plant ID, dog training, camping, cooking, backpacking

Firearm Safety Academy

Location: Medford, MA 02145

Description: The Firearm Safety Academy, located in Medford Massachusetts, specializes in training for anyone interested in obtaining their Class A license to Carry (LTC) or Firearm Identification Card (FID).

Contact: ,, 617-605-6328

Category: firearms

Defensive Strategies

Location: 27 Lowell Street ~ Suite 207 Manchester, NH 03101

Description: Defensive Strategies, LLC is a premier firearms training company in Southern New Hampshire and centrally located in Manchester, NH. We currently offer over 75 different courses in Workplace Security, Home Defense, Personal Security, Firearm Instruction, Situational Awareness, Pepper Spray, Risk Assessment & Emergency Management Plans, Concealed Carry Training, Active Shooter Workshops and much more. We offer classes from the NRA, the SAF Training Division, USCCA, Sabre, the National Safety Council and more.

Contact: , 603-566-1727

Category: firearms, hunting


Location: 233 Exeter Road Epping, NH 03042

Description: SIG SAUER Academy has continued to develop a variety of ranges and infrastructures including a maritime training area, a tactical training area, multiple shoothouses, the only publicly accessible 1000 yard range in the New England area, and a 360 degree range.

Contact: ,, 603.610.3400

Category: firearms

Mass Firearms School

Location: 100 Kuniholm Drive Holliston, MA 01746

Description: Welcome to Mass Firearms, where we've been proudly helping Bay State residents earn their state certifications to apply for their firearms licenses since 2008. Our staff of experienced firearms professionals genuinely enjoy teaching proper firearms safety and helping our guests fine-tune their shooting skills. When you come to us for your certification, you'll get what you need to apply for your Massachusetts firearms license upon the successful completion of one four-hour Mass Basic Firearms Safety Course.

Contact: ,, 800-308-6212

Category: firearms

Boston Firearms Training Center

Location: 151 Bow Street #2 Everett, MA 02149

Description: Boston Firearms is a full service training facility located in Everett, MA. Boston Firearms provides the necessary Basic Firearm Safety Course for MA residents to meet the training requirement for their MA Class A, License To Carry and Firearms Identification Card (FID).

Contact: , (617) 944-0985

Category: firearms

Tactical Dynamics Firearms Training

Location: Foxboro, MA 02035

Description: The basic firearms safety course is not enough to provide you with a solid foundation of skills to effectively defend yourself. Build a better foundation today.

Contact: , 855-276-5730

Category: firearms

Downrange Firearms Training

Location: 329 Washington St, Woburn, MA 01801

Description: Down Range Firearms Training was founded in 2010 as a way to teach shooters the fundamentals and proper handling of firearms. We felt that with our knowledge, attitudes, and experience, we could change the way people trained, and produce more proficient and responsible shooters in the commonwealth.

Contact: ,, 781.520.0116

Category: firearms

American Firearms School

Location: 5 John L. Dietsch Square North Attleboro, MA 02763

Description: AFS is a world class facility featuring twelve 25 yard Pistol / Rifle lanes and eight 10 yard pistol lanes. Each range is climate controlled and well lit with a state of the art exhaust system that give you the best possible conditions for shooting.

Contact: , (508) 695-5869

Category: firearms

New England Firearms Academy

Location: 76 Winn Street Woburn, MA 01801

Description: New England Firearms Academy was founded in 2013 by Brian Dalton, with the primary purpose of providing quality firearms instruction and specializing in Defensive Firearms Training, Personal Safety and Home Protection.

Contact: ,, (781) 790-6462

Category: firearms

New England Tactical

Location: P.O. Box 702 Contoocook, NH 03229

Description: More and more people are responding positively to our private and semi-private lessons. Whether for self defense, practical shooting competition or just plain fun, they are discrete, affordable, and offer the best dynamic for learning how to shoot a firearm safely and efficiently.

Contact: ,, 603-746-3004

Category: firearms

Vermont Outdoor Guide Association

Location: P.O. Box 10 North Ferrisburg, VT. 05473

Description: Programming for search and rescue, rock and ice climbing, shooting, hunter education, wilderness first aid, EMT training, primitive skills, rope courses, archery, survival, orienteering, canoeing, kayaking, white water, guide training, leadership, paddling skills, snowshoeing, mountain biking, certifications and much more!!

Contact:,, (802) 425-6211

Category: hunting, survival, camping, firearms,

LL Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools

Location: USA

Description: Expert guides. Amazing scenery. Hundreds of new outdoor activities to learn. Plus, customized trips, all-inclusive adventures, kids' camps and more. Starting at only $25

Contact:, 800-441-5713

Category: Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Off the Grid, Firearms, Backpacking

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