Fall Hunters Education Class announced
MISSION VALLEY — Class for the Ronan, Pablo and Charlo Fall Hunter Education course will start Tuesday, Aug. 22, in room 118 of the Beaverhead Math and Science building on the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo. Interested students are required to register online now at fwp.mt.gov. A parent or guardian must accompany students under 18 to the first class with completed forms.
Required: Student Course Manuals must be read and all the questions answered at the end of each chapter before the first class night, Aug. 22. No one will be allowed to take the class without this requirement completed. Pick up manuals with instructions at Ronan Sports and Western and Westland Seed in Ronan or Murdoch’s and Walmart in Polson beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 9.
Individuals 10 years of age or older at the start of the class may be certified upon successfully completing the course. Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1985, must complete a hunter education course before buying a hunting license in Montana. (See FWP website for exceptions.) The course is free of charge.
Instruction starts on Tuesday, Aug. 22, and continues on Aug. 23 and 24. All classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. A mandatory field course is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 27, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The mandatory written test is on the final day, Monday, Aug. 28.
You must attend all classes and the field day and be on time to be certified. All hunter education classes are free of charge and open to hunters and non-hunters alike. Some students take the courses for the firearm safety and outdoor survival information, even if they don’t plan to hunt.
Adults may attend as many classes as they can with the children. I encourage you to take the test and take part in the Field Day with your student. We provide all the firearms and ammunition; you are not allowed to bring either to the classes or the Field Day.
For registration and updates, check the online class schedule at: http://fwp.mt.gov/education/hunter/hunterEd.html. For more information on the Ronan, Pablo, Charlo Hunter Education Course, call 406-250-3386 or 406-675-2700 X 7299 .