This news release was archived on Wed Apr 16 13:13:00 MDT 2014
A bow hunter education course and field day will take place in Havre in late April.
The classes will run from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. on April 21, 23 and 25 at the Hill County Electric Cooperative Hospitality Room, 2121 U.S. Highway 2 West. A mandatory field day session, which is also open to students who have taken the bow hunter education course online, is set from 8 a.m. to noon on April 26 at a site one mile past the Rookery shooting range on Badlands Road north of town.
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 the state.
A child must be at least 11 years old to take the classroom courses. Registration for the Havre bow hunter education course is only taking place online through the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ web site at fwp.mt.gov. To register on the website, click on the “Education” section, then “Bow Hunter Education,” then “View Course Schedule.” All registration for the field day is conducted separately through the same website.
Students taking the classes must attend all of the evening sessions to pass. Online students, who must be 18 or older, pay an administrative fee, but sessions taught in a traditional classroom setting are free.
For more information about the upcoming course or field day, call instructor Nick Siebrasse at 406-390-0402 or FWP’s Havre office at 406-265-6177.