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News from CSKT 

Class for the Polson, Ronan, Pablo summer Hunter Education course will start Tuesday, Aug. 20, in room 118 of the Beaverhead math and science building on the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo. The course is free of charge. All classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Sign in opens at 6 pm. Classes end on Thursday, Aug. 22.  

Interested students are required to 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 class is the only one scheduled in Lake County for August, however, another one will be held at the Polson Middle School during the second week of October.

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.   

Volunteer instructors will begin instruction for the Hunters Education course. 

A mandatory field course is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 25, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The mandatory written test is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 26 from 6:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Participants 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 do not plan to hunt.

Adults please feel free to attend as many classes as you can with your children. Adults are also 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 firearms and ammunition to the class or to 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 Polson, Ronan, Pablo Education course, call lead instructor Tom Fieber at 406- 250-3386 or Stephanie Gillin, CSKT information and education program manager at 406-883-2888, ext. 7241.

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