Hunter Education Classes Scheduled For Some Northwest Montana Communities
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: August 17, 2016

Hunter Education Classes have been scheduled for a number of communities in northwest Montana. All hunter education classes are free of charge.
All students must register online (Register online at, click education) for the following courses.  When registering, students will note specific information and guidelines for the course included in the online posting.

Kalispell: All students must attend a brief, mandatory orientation on Friday, September 8, 4-8 p.m. at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks at 490 North Meridian Road in Kalispell. Students will need to stop in for the brief orientation any time during that period. At the orientation, students will pick up their manuals and receive course instructions.    Classes will be held at the Flathead High School from 6-9 p.m. on September 19, 20, 21, and 22.  The field course will be held on Saturday, September 24.  Test night is back at the high school on Monday, September 26, from 6-8 p.m. Call FWP (752-5501) or Mike Corkish, lead instructor, 212-8122.

Columbia Falls: After registering online, all students must attend a brief mandatory orientation at the Columbia Falls Fire Station on September 13, between the hours of 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm; students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and bring their permission slip with them.  Students will receive their manuals and assignments.   Classes will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Columbia Falls High School September 26, 27, 29 and October 3, 4,and 6; field course is Saturday October 8; test night is October 10.   For more information, call Lead Instructor John Kropp, 250-1963; or FWP at 752-5501.
Bigfork: Registration and first night of class is Wednesday, September 14, 7-8 p.m. at Bigfork High School.  The remainder of classes will be held 6-9 p.m. on September 19, 21, 23, 27, and 29.  The field course will be held on Saturday, October 1.  Test night is October 3.  Call Rod Day (249-5402) for more information; or call FWP at 752-5501.
Eureka: Classes are held 7-9 p.m. at the Eureka Middle School September 6, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20; Field course is September 17; test night is September 22.  Call Megan Strom 297-7909 for more information.

Trego: Classes held at the Trego School from 7-9 p.m. on September 12, 19, 20, 22, 26, 27;  field course is September 24, test night is September 29.  Contact: Tim Thier, lead instructor, 882-4697.

Trout Creek: First class is August 22 at the Trout Creek Fire Station from 7-9 p.m. Remainder of schedule to be arranged.  Contact: Harold Hudson, Lead Instructor, 827-4010.
Ronan/Pablo: Classes run August 24, 25, 26 from 6:30-9 p.m. at CSKT College campus in Pablo; Field course is held on August 28; test is on August 29.  Contact: Virgil Rinke, 676-8132.
Troy: Classes are held August 22, 6-8 p.m.; August 23, 24 at 6-9 p.m.; Field course is on August 25; test is on August 26.  Contact lead instructor Jim Jones at 295-4520.