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Seven hunter education classes set in Yellowstone County
Tue Jan 08 09:12:00 MST 2013
Education - Region 5
This news release was archived on Thu Feb 07 09:12:00 MST 2013

BILLINGS Seven hunter education classes and a field day for adult online students are set for February and March in Yellowstone County.
Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1985, must take a hunter education class to qualify for a Montana hunting license. Those people also must complete the class before they can apply for special elk permits. The deadline for those applications is March 15, so students planning to apply for special elk permits should enroll in a class that concludes before March 15.
Students may pre-register online by visiting the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks website at  http://fwp.mt.gov and following the links to “education” and “hunter education.”
Here is the schedule of 2013 winter classes in Yellowstone County:
 
Laurel High School
Feb. 19, 2013 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. - registration
Feb. 25 – March 1 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – class
March 2 – field day – Yellowstone Bowman's Archery Club Range
 
Lewis and Clark – chorus or auditorium
March 11, 2013 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. - registration
March 18-22 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – class
March 23 – field day, Lake Elmo State Park
 
Will James – cafeteria and adjoining classrooms
Feb. 25, 2013 – 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. - registration
March 4-9 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – class
March 9 – field day, Lake Elmo State Park
 
Lockwood
March 4, 2013 – 6:30 – 8 p.m. - registration - Commons
March 11-15 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – class
March 16 – field day, Lake Elmo State Park
 
Shepherdmiddle school gym
Feb. 25, 2013 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. - registration
March 4-9 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – class
March 9 – field day, Lake Elmo State Park
 
Riverside – cafeteria, chorus or auditorium
March 11, 2013 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. - registration
March 18-22 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – class
March 23 – field day, Lake Elmo State Park
 
Castle Rock – cafeteria and adjoining classrooms
March 4, 2013 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. - registration
March 11-15 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – class
March 16 – field day, Lake Elmo State Park
 
Students younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to register. There is no maximum age and adult hunters, including parents, are encouraged to take the class and earn hunter education certification.
The classes teach Montanans to be safe, responsible and ethical hunters. The free classes are taught by certified volunteers and include a registration/orientation night, a full week of classes and a hands-on field day. Students must attend the registration night for orientation and to pick up class materials. Students must attend all sessions, pass the class and successfully complete field day activities to be certified.
Students older than 18 years old may take the class online and complete a special hands-on field day. To complete the class, go to http://fwp.mt.gov and follow the “education” and “hunter education” links. The field day for online students is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Yellowstone Bowman’s Archery Club range west of Laurel. Students who complete the online class will be directed to registration information for the field exercise.
 

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