A Montana bow and arrow license, plus the proper Montana hunting license, is required if you want to bowhunt during any special archery season. To purchase a bow and arrow license, you must:
Note: All bowhunters born after January 1, 1985 must also show proof of completing a hunter education program.
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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks offers an online bowhunter education course for anyone 18 years and older as an alternative to the regular classroom-based course.
Begin your bowhunter education certification by studying at home on your computer. Upon successful completion of the online bowhunter education course (which is confirmed by taking an exam online) you will be issued a Field Day Qualifier Certificate. This Field Day Qualifier Certificate is necessary to obtain entrance into the final portion of your bowhunter education course, which takes place with certified Montana instructors in the field. After completing the field day portion, you will then receive your official proof of course completion.
If you have completed the online education course already (i.e. you have a "Field Day Qualifier Certificate" in hand) and are now interested in registering for a field day click here .