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Bowhunter Education Course Set for Great Falls

Education - Region 4

Friday, February 12, 2016

A single bowhunter education classroom course in Great Falls this year has been scheduled for April.

Registration is taking place now online at the Fish, Wildlife and Parks web site. There will also be a chance to sign-up at FWP for those who do not have access to a computer.

            The course will run 6-9 p.m., April 5 and 7, and 7-9 p.m., April 11, 12, and 14. A field exercise will take place April 16. Classes will be at Paris Gibson Education Center, 2400 Central Ave.

To register online go to the FWP website, http://fwp.mt.gov, and follow the links to Education and Bowhunter Education. Then go to April 5 and select a classroom at Paris Gibson: 106, 108 or 109.

For those without a computer, registration will take place 6-7 p.m., March 31, at FWP, 4600 Giant Springs Road.

Every student must pick up and read the bowhunter education manual before the first class. Manuals are available at FWP.

Prospective bowhunters, ages 11 to 17, must take both a hunter and bowhunter education course before they can buy an archery license. All first time bowhunters, regardless of age must complete a bowhunter education course. State law says anyone buying an archery license must show either a previous year’s archery license or a certificate of completion from a bowhunter education course.

For more information on this or any other course in north central Montana contact the FWP office in Great Falls, 454-5840.