Education - Region 6
Friday, April 12, 2013
A bow hunter education course is scheduled April 29 – May 3 at Glasgow’s Cottonwood Inn.
The classes will run each evening from 5:30-8:30 p.m. A mandatory field day event, where practical skills are tested, is set for 10 a.m. - noon on May 4 at the archery range off Skylark Road.
In Montana, completion of a hunter education course is required for all hunters born after Jan. 1, 1985. In addition, all first-time bow hunters must complete a bow hunter education course and field day testing before they can purchase an archery license in Montana.
A child must be at least 11 years old to take the course, and this will likely be the only round of classes offered this year in Glasgow.
Registration for the course and the field day can only be done online through the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website at fwp.mt.gov. First go to the “Education” section, then “Hunter Education,” then “Bow Hunter Education” to find the Glasgow course listing and to register. Registration for the field day is separate.
Students are required to read the course manual before the first day of class, and manuals can be picked up at the FWP Region 6 office in Glasgow. Classroom space is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hunter and bow hunter education courses are also available online through the agency’s website for students who are over 18. Online students must pay an administrative fee and, depending on their age, may be required to complete other requirements. Sessions taught in a traditional classroom setting are free.
Graduates of the online bow hunter education course can attend the May 4 field day, but they also must register in advance. For more information, please call 406-228-3700.