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Bowhunter Ed Class

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Bowhunter education courses cover basic information on archery equipment, the proper uses of a bow and arrow, proper shot placement, hunter ethics, and the skills needed for blood trailing.


Who needs Bowhunter Education?

To purchase a Montana bow-and-arrow license, a hunter must complete a certified bowhunter education course, or show any prior year's bowhunting license from any state or province. 


Get Certified

In-person, Instructor-led Course

These free courses are offered throughout the year across the state for anyone 11 or older. 

In-person courses are led by volunteer instructors who are passionate about preserving Montana’s hunting tradition, teaching firearm safety, ethics, and other outdoor skills.



Online-only Course

This self-paced course is available for Montana residents only who are 12 and older. Youth must turn 12 by January 16 of the current license year. Once certified, graduates may purchase or apply for licenses and hunt after August 15 of the current license year. No in-person field course is required. 

Use the promo code MTehfEngEbehwK22 at the end of the online course to cover the cost of the class. 

This course is administered through a third-party vendor, Kalkomey. Please direct any program (online) specific questions to Kalkomey's customer service department (toll-free). 

Kalkomey Customer Support

Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to midnight MDT and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MDT.

Phone: 1-800-830-2268




Duplicate Certificates

Duplicate certificates of completion for the Montana hunter education and bowhunter education courses may be obtained online at MyFWP using the Hunter/Bowhunter Education Certificate Form.


Become a Volunteer Instructor

If you are interested in the future of hunting, in improving sportsmanship and safety in the field, or teaching an appreciation for the vast hunting resources in Montana, then we need you to join us and “Pass it On!”