Education - Region 6
Fri Feb 14 15:27:00 MST 2014
The first round of hunter education classes in Glasgow is set for March 3-7, and a class in Hinsdale will start on March 10.
Any person born after Jan. 1, 1985, must present a hunter education certificate in order to purchase a hunting license in Montana, and students must be at least 11 years old to be certified. Students over the age of 18 have the option of taking the course online through the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website at fwp.mt.gov.
In Hinsdale, instructor Gifford Fjeld said the first class will start on March 10 at the Hinsdale School. The remainder of the course schedule will be determined at the first session. For more information and to register and arrange to pick up class materials, call Fjeld at 648-5582 or 648-7077.
The Glasgow classes will run each evening March 3-7 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the East Side Elementary School library. Students must attend each of the classes and are required to read their instruction manual before coming to the first class. The manuals can be picked up at the FWP Region 6 office during regular business hours.
A mandatory field day, where practical skills are tested, will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on March 8 at the Valley Country Rifle & Pistol Range just north of Glasgow. Field day events are also open to students who took their course online, but they must register for it in advance through the FWP website.
The March classes and field day are geared to those who need to complete a course so they’re eligible to apply for buck deer special permits and bull elk permits by the March 15 deadline. May 1 is the deadline to apply for moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat and bison licenses. June 1 is the deadline to apply for Elk B and antelope licenses.
Class sizes for courses are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis. Registration for the Glasgow classes is only being conducted online through the FWP website by going to the “Education” and “Hunter Education” sections and filling out the required information.
A second hunter education course and field day and one bow hunter education course and field day will likely take place in Glasgow later this year.