There will be several opportunities to take Hunter Education in Missoula this fall. Registration for fall classes is set for Tuesday, Sept. 18, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks office in Missoula, 3201 Spurgin Road.
Students can elect to take a class that is held Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 24 and ending Oct. 15. Or, students can take a class that is held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, beginning Sept. 25 and ending Oct. 16. Classes are held at Big Sky High School in Missoula.
Students that are 18 and older can also choose to take an abbreviated class with a home-study component. Class dates for this special class session are Oct. 8, 12, and 15 from 7-9:30 p.m., and all classes are held at the Missoula FWP office. Interested students should attend the Sept. 18 registration.
The field course for all classes is set for Saturday, Oct. 13 at Deer Creek Shooting Range, near East Missoula. Students will be assigned a two-hour time block to attend the field course.
By state law, anyone born after January 1, 1985 must present a hunter education certificate in order to purchase hunting licenses in Montana. The minimum age for hunting in Montana is 12, and students must be at least 11 years old to pass the hunter education course. A parent or guardian must accompany students under 18 to registration.
For more information or to request a copy of this schedule, contact the Missoula FWP office at 406-542-5500 or visit fwp.mt.gov and follow links to “Education” and then “Hunter Education.”