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Registration Dates Announced For Hunter Educaton Classes In Kalispell, Bigfork, Columbia Falls, And Marion

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Headlines - Region 1

REGION ONE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 2005

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REGISTRATION DATES ANNOUNCED FOR HUNTER EDUCATON CLASSES IN KALISPELL, BIGFORK, COLUMBIA FALLS, AND MARION

 Registration for the Fall Hunter Education Classes in Kalispell, Bigfork, Columbia Falls and Marion are coming up in September.  By state law, anyone born after January 1, 1985 must have completed the Hunter Education Course to buy a hunting license in Montana.  The minimum age for hunting in Montana is 12.  Hunter Education classes are free of charge and open to hunters and non-hunters alike.  Parents must accompany students at registration, where students will pick up course materials.   The course is free of charge..  Schedules for classes in other communities will be announced as they are finalized. 

Kalispell: Registration for the Hunter Education Course in Kalispell is scheduled for Saturday, September 10, beginning at 9 a.m. and running until 3 p.m. at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks headquarters on North Meridian Road.  Classes will be held from September 19 to October 3; the full schedule is available at registration or by calling FWP. The field course is scheduled for Saturday, October 1.  An adult course will follow the same schedule. For more information  call FWP at 752-5501, or Monty Long, Lead Instructor,  at 752-2948.  

Bigfork: Registration and first night orientation is set for Wednesday, September 21, 7:05 p.m. at the Bigfork High School Music Room. The course continues from 6-9 p.m. on September 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30.  Field day is Saturday, October 1, and test night is Monday, October 3.  For more information, contact Instructors Jon Cuthbertson (756-2220) or Harlen Johnson (837-4455), or FWP at 752-5501. 

Columbia Falls: Registration is Friday, September 2, 6-8 p.m., and Saturday, September 3, noon-3 p.m. at the North Valley Community Center.  Classes run from September 15-October 3, with the field course on Saturday, October 1.  The full schedule is available at registration or from FWP.  For more information call FWP at 752-5501, or Lead Instructor Wade Fish at 862-6359. 

Marion: Registration is Thursday, September 1, 7 p.m. sharp at the Marion Fire Station Community Building.  Classes run from September 19- October 3, with the field course held Saturday, October 1. The full schedule is available at registration or from FWP.  For more information call FWP at 752-5501, or Lead Instructor Dwyght Lindberg at 752-4368.

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