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Hunters Ed held inPolson
By Moosetrack Megan


The Polson Fall Hunter Education course will begin Tuesday, October 4th, at Polson Middle School.   Interested students are required to register online nowat fwp.mt.gov.  A parent or guardian must accompany students under 18 to the first night along with the signed forms from the website.

Pickup manuals at the following locations prior to class: Ronan Sports and Western, Westland Seed, Murdochs and Walmart in Polson prior to beginning of classes.

The entire manual must be read and chapter quizzes completed before the first class:  No one will be allowed to take the class without this requirement completed.

Only individuals 10 years of age or older at the day of sign-up may be certified upon successfully completing the course. Eleven-year-olds turning 12 by January 16, 2016 are eligible to hunt the 2015 season upon certification. 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.

Volunteer instructors will begin teaching the Hunters Education course on Tuesday, October 4th, and will continue on the 5th, 6th, 9th and 10th.  All classes will begin at 6:30 and end at 9:00 p.m. each evening.   A mandatory field course is scheduled for Sunday, October 9th until 4:00 pm.  The mandatory test will be on Monday, October 10th.

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.

For updates, check the online class schedule at fwp.mt.gov.  Follow links to “Education” and “Hunter Education.” For more information on the Polson Hunters Education course call Lead Instructor, Tom Fieber at 250-3386 or Germaine White, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, at 675-2700 extension 7299.