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Polson, Ronan, Pablo Hunter Education Class announced

Registration is open for a hunter education course in Pablo.

The course will start Tuesday, Aug. 21, in room 118 of the Beaverhead Math and Science building on the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo. All classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Sign-in opens at 6 pm.

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. Please bring signed forms from online registration. This is the first class planned for this fall; a second one is planned for the second week of October to be held in Polson.  

Pickup manuals with instructions at Westland Seed in Ronan or Murdochs, Walmart or Tribal License Office in Polson.

Additional hunter and bowhunter education courses will become available this fall across northwest Montana. For an updated list of courses, follow fwp.mt.gov/education/hunter.

Required: Student course manuals must be read and all the questions answered at the end of each chapter before the first class night, Aug. 21. No one will be allowed to take the class without this requirement completed.

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. The course is free of charge.

Volunteer instructors will begin instruction for the Hunters Education course on Tuesday, Aug. 21, through Thursday, August 23. A mandatory field course is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 26, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The mandatory written test will be on Monday, Aug. 27.

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: Please feel free to attend as many classes as you can with the children. You are encouraged 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 information and updates, check the online class schedule at: http://fwp.mt.gov/education/hunter/hunterEd.html. For more information on the Polson, Ronan, Pablo Education course call Lead Instructor, Tom Fieber, at 406-250-3386 or Germaine White, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, at 406-675-2700 extension 7299.

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