Friday, April 25, 2014
Education - Region 6
A second round of hunter education classes in Glasgow is set for May 12-16.
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.
The Glasgow classes will run each evening May 12-16 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 8-11 a.m. on May 17 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.
May 1 is the deadline to apply for moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat and bison licenses in Montana, and 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 open now and is only being conducted online through the FWP website by going to the “Education” and “Hunter Education” sections and filling out the required information.