Hunter education comes to Bigfork, Eureka, Whitefish
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: February 10, 2016

Spring Hunter Education Classes have been scheduled for some communities in northwest Montana. All hunter education classes are free of charge. By state law, anyone born after January 1, 1985, must have completed the Hunter Education Course to buy a hunting license in Montana. A student must be at least 10 years old to take the course.

All students must register online at the FWP website:; click education, then click hunter education.

Eureka: First night of class is March 7, 7-9 p.m. at the Eureka Middle School Library. Classes continue 7-9 p.m. on March 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, and 24. All classes are held at the Eureka Middle School. Field day is scheduled on Saturday, March 19, 8 a.m. to noon.
Contact: Ron Hvizdak, lead instructor, 889-3791.

Whitefish: Classes held at the Whitefish Middle School, 6-9 p.m. on March 14, 15, 17, 18; Field course is held on Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Ron Nail, 862-4509.

Bigfork: Orientation and first night of class is Wednesday March 23, 7-8 pm at Bigfork High School. Classes continue at 6-9 p.m., March 28, 29, 30, 31, April 1 at Bigfork High School. Field course is held Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bigfork Rod and Gun Club. April 4 is test night, 6-8 p.m. Contact: Rod Day: 249-5402

Troy: Classes held 6-8 p.m. at the Troy High School on March 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23; Field course is held April 2 at the Troy Gun Range. Contact: Jim Jones, 295-4520.