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Remedial Hunter Education

Photo of hunter in winter, taking aim with rifle.

Hunting is a privilege and the Remedial Hunter Education Program is designed to help make that point. The program consists of a series of exercises that illuminate Montana's rich hunting legacy and how important legal and responsible behavior is to the future of hunting in Montana.
The Remedial Hunter Education Program consists of four assignments.

  1. Montana Hunting Story looks at the history of hunting in Montana and the U.S.
  2. Why I Hunt explores a hunter's reasons and motivations for hunting.
  3. Choose a Path will test an individual's values by presenting various ethical dilemmas and asking the hunter what they would do.
  4. Putting it All Together asks you to reflect on your behavior and what you might consider doing differently after you have completed the program. 

If you are taking this program optionally, disregard the instructions for defendants and skip ahead to begin the exercises.

If you are required to take this program because of a court order

In Montana, a court may sentence a person who is convicted of a hunting violation that resulted in a mandatory forfeiture of hunting privileges or who is convicted of a hunting violation to complete a remedial hunter education course.  A person who is sentenced by the court to complete a remedial hunter education course shall successfully complete the course before any license privileges may be restored.

The department (FWP) may not issue a hunting, fishing, or trapping license to a person who is convicted of a hunting violation that results in a mandatory forfeiture of hunting privileges until the person has successfully completed the remedial hunter education course. (MCA 87-6-915).

  • You will find all four parts of the Remedial Hunter Education program online.  You can request that a packet be mailed to you by calling (406) 444-9948.
  • You will need to complete the Enrollment Form and send it back with the assignments.
    • If you do not know the Date of Conviction/Bond Forfeiture information, leave it blank.
  • There is a $50 program fee that can be paid to FWP by check, money order, or cashier’s check. Credit cards are not accepted. This fee must be sent with the completed assignments.
  • Completing all the exercises will take approximately 4-6 hours. However, you should allow at least 2 weeks for program completion if taking the course by mail. This will give you enough time to receive materials and mail in assignments. Mailing in all assignments at the same time will expedite the procedure.
  • You must send FWP proof of completion of all four assignments: a copy of your Montana Hunting Story certificate, your Why I Hunt bar graph, 4 completed Choose a Path worksheets and the Putting It All Together worksheet.
    • Please mail to:
      Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
      Attn: Remedial Hunter Education:
      1420 E 6th Ave.
      Helena, MT 59601
  • Upon submitting all assignments and the program fee, we will notify you, the FWP  Enforcement office, and the sentencing Court that you have successfully completed the Remedial Hunter Education Program.

Begin the exercises

Contact Us

 
  • Sara Smith(406) 444-9948 or by email
  • Wayde Cooperider(406) 444-9947 or by email