Don’t wait till fall: catch spring hunters ed
By Moosetrack Megan


Hunter Education Classes Scheduled For Bigfork, Eureka, Somers, Trout Creek, Whitefish, and Kalispell

Spring Hunter Education Classes have been scheduled for a number of 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: fwp.mt.gov; click education, then click hunter education. Detailed instructions will be found at each class site.

Somers: All students must attend an orientation on February 27 at Somers Middle School from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Students must attend the entire session. Classes then continue on March 13, 14, 15, and 16 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Field day is scheduled for Saturday, March 18. Contact West Plummer at: 250-3437.
Trout Creek: First class is February 20 from 7-9 p.m. at the Trout Creek Fire Station. The schedule for the remainder of the course will be determined at that time. Contact is Harold Hudson, 827-4010.
Whitefish: Classes held at the Whitefish Middle School 6-9 p.m. on March 6, 7, 9, 10; field course is held on Saturday, March 11. Contact is Ron Nail, 862-4509.
Eureka: Held at the Eureka Middle School. Orientation is February 27, 7-9 p.m. Classes held 7-9 p.m. on March 6, 7, 9, 13 and 14; field course set for Saturday, March 11 and test night is Thursday, March 16. Contact: Megan Strom, 249-6018.
Bigfork: All classes held at the Bigfork High School music room. Orientation is March 22, 7-8 p.m. Classes are held on March 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31; field course is held on Saturday April 1; test night is April 3. Contact: Rod Day, 249-5402
Kalispell: Orientation and material pickup is scheduled for Monday April 3, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks headquarters on North Meridian Road. Students will need to stop in for the brief orientation any time during that four hour 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 April 10, 11, 12, and 13; field day is Saturday April 15 at the Flathead Valley Trap Club. Test night is back at the high school on Monday, April 17, from 6-8 p.m. Call FWP (752-5501) or Mike Corkish, lead instructor, 212-8122.

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