Hunting is a privilege and the Remedial Hunter Education Program is designed to help make that point. The Remedial Hunter Education Program consists of a series of exercises that when combined will assist you in understanding how important legal and responsible behavior is to the future of hunting in Montana.
The Remedial Hunter Education Program looks at the history of hunting in Montana (Montana Hunting Story), explores a hunter's reasons and motivations for hunting (Why I Hunt), tests an individual's values by presenting various dilemmas and asking the hunter what they would do (Choose a Path For Hunting), and asks a hunter to put his/her behavior within the context of what has been learned (Putting it All Together).
Montana law requires an individual whose hunting privilege has been revoked to successfully complete the Remedial Hunter Education Program prior to purchasing a hunting license again. If a defendant does not successfully complete the Remedial Hunter Education Program by the date set by the Court or by the end of the suspension period, suspension of privileges will continue until the defendant successfully completes the course. Courts have the authority to sentence a defendant to complete the Remedial Hunter Education Program even if privileges are not suspended (MCA 87-1-121 ).
Completing all assignments will take approximately 6-8 hours. However, you should allow at least 4 weeks for program completion. This will give you enough time to receive materials and mail in assignments. You may also consider mailing in all assignments at the same time to expedite the procedure. Upon completing all assignments, FWP will notify you and the Court that you have successfully completed the Remedial Hunter Education Program.