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Seven hunter education classes set in Yellowstone County
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Education - Region 5
This news release was archived on Thursday, September 18, 2014

BILLINGS — Seven hunter education classes and a field day for adult online students are set for September in Yellowstone County.

Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1985, must take a hunter education class to qualify for a Montana hunting license.

Students may pre-register online by visiting the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks website at http://fwp.mt.gov and following the links to “education” and “hunter education.” Students must be at least 11 years old to register for the classes.

Here is the schedule of 2014 fall classes in Yellowstone County:

Laurel High School

Tuesday Sept. 2, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. - registration and orientation

Sept. 8-12 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – class

Sept. 13 – field day – Riverside Park

 

Lewis and Clark Middle School – chorus or auditorium

Monday Sept. 8, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – registration and orientation

Sept. 15-19 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – class

Sept. 20 – field day, Lake Elmo State Park

 

Will James Middle School – cafeteria and adjoining classrooms

Monday Sept. 15, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – registration and orientation

Sept. 22-26 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – class

Sept. 27 – field day, Lake Elmo State Park

 

Lockwood School

Monday Sept. 8, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – registration and orientation

Sept. 15-19 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – class

Sept. 20 – field day, Lake Elmo State Park

 

Shepherd High School

Monday Sept. 15, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – registration and orientation

Sept. 22-26 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – class

Sept. 27 – field day, Lake Elmo State Park

 

 

Riverside Middle School– cafeteria, chorus or auditorium

Monday Sept. 15, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – registration and orientation

Sept. 22-26 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – class

Sept. 27 – field day, Lake Elmo State Park

 

Castle Rock Middle School – cafeteria and adjoining classrooms

Monday Sept. 8, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – registration and orientation

Sept. 15-19 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – class

Sept. 20 – field day, Lake Elmo State Park

 

Students younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to register. There is no maximum age and adult hunters, including parents, are encouraged to take the class and earn hunter education certification.

The classes teach Montanans to be safe, responsible and ethical hunters. The free classes are taught by certified volunteers and include a registration/orientation night, a full week of classes and a hands-on field day.Students must attend the registration night for orientation and to pick up class materials. Students must attend all sessions, pass the class and successfully complete field day activities to be certified.

Students older than 18 years old may take the class online and complete a special hands-on field day. To complete the class, go to http://fwp.mt.gov and follow the “education” and “hunter education” links. The field day for online students is set for 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Riverside Park south of Laurel. Students who complete the online class will be directed to registration information for the field exercise.

 

-FWP-