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FWP schedules Billings bowhunter education class

Education - Region 5

Monday, March 07, 2016

BILLINGS — Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has scheduled a bowhunter education class for April 4-9 at the Billings Rod and Gun Club.

Anyone who hunts during an archery-only season in Montana is required to either complete a FWP bowhunter education class or show proof that they have hunted with a bow and arrows in the past. They also must purchase a bow-and-arrow license in addition to the hunting licenses and tags for each species.

Registration for the April class is online only – students must navigate to the FWP web site at and follow the links to “education,” “hunter education programs” and “find a class or field course.” After completing their registration, student are required to pick up class materials at the Billings FWP office – 2300 Lake Elmo Dr. in Billings Heights – or any other FWP regional office in Montana. Before the first day of class, students must read and understand the entire manual and complete all chapter quizzes. Those who have not completed the pre-class work will not be allowed to participate in the class.

Students must be at least 11 years old on the first day of class. Those born after Jan. 1, 1985, also must complete a hunter education class before registering for the bowhunter class. The class is free, but limited to the first 50 students who register.

The April class will run from 6-9 p.m. Monday April 4 through Friday April 8 and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday April 9. Additional week-long and weekend classes and field days for online student will be scheduled for later in 2016.

Students are not required to bring archery equipment to class.