A free bow hunter education field day certification event will take place at the archery range off Skylark Road in Glasgow from 9 – 11 a.m. on July 19.
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 mandatory field day testing before they can purchase an archery license in the state. Each year there is a July 31 deadline for completing certification for first-time archery hunters who want to hunt during the fall season.
Hunter and bow hunter education courses are available in traditional classroom settings, as well as online through the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ website for students who are over 18.
Registration for the Glasgow bow hunter field day event -- where practical skills will be tested -- is only taking place online through the FWP website, and students are required to sign up in advance. To register on the website, click on the “Education” section, then “Bow Hunter Education,” then the “Field Day Registration” section. Students attending the certification event can bring their own bows. Practice arrows will be provided.
For more details about the field day event, check the website or call FWP at 406-228-3704.