Hunter’s Education Classes Scheduled
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: February 22, 2017

Hunter Education Classes Scheduled for Troy, Plains, and Polson/Ronan/Pablo

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:; click education, then click hunter education.  Detailed instructions will be found at each class site.


Troy: Hunter education class for the Troy area begins on Tuesday, March 21, from 6-8 p.m. at the Troy High School.  Classes continue as follows: March 22, 6-9 p.m., March 23, 6-8 p.m.  Field course is Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; test night is March 28, 6-8 p.m.  Detailed instructions are found online at the registration site for the class.  Contact: Jim Jones, 295-4520.


Polson/Ronan/Pablo:  Class for the Polson/Ronan/ Pablo Spring Hunter Education course will start Tuesday, March 7th in Room 118 of the Beaverhead Math & Science building on the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo.  All classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m.  A parent or guardian must accompany students under 18 to the first class.  This may be the only class offered this spring.  Pick up manuals with instructions at Ronan Sports and Western, Westland Seed in Ronan, or Murdochs or Walmart in Polson.

Contact:  for registration and updates, check the online class schedule at For more information call Lead Instructor, Virgil Rinke 676-8132 or Tom Fieber 250-3386 or Germaine White, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, at 675-2700 extension 7299.

Plains: Orientation night for the Plains Hunter Education be on Monday, March 6; it will begin at 6 p.m. at the Plains High School.  Students will pick up their manuals and get course instructions. Classes will then meet at the high school beginning at 6 p.m. on March 27-31; field day will be Saturday, April 1 (Bowhunter education will start on April 3 with a similar schedule). Contact Wayne Crismore at 826-5139