Hunter Education Classes Available in NW Montana
By Toby Trigger

If you or a new hunter need to take a hunter education class to hunt during the 2017-2018 season the opportunities are limited.  Here are five classes in NW Montana for you – free of charge:

Students must be at least 10 years old to register for a hunter education class; there is no maximum age limit. Any person born after January 1, 1985, must show a certificate of completing a hunter education course to purchase a hunting license in Montana. Classes are free of charge.

ALL Students must register online for hunter education courses.

When registering, students should take note of specific information and requirements for each course, which is included in the online posting.

Troy, at Troy High School:

Classroom – August 21, 22, 23, 25 (6pm–8pm)

Field Day – August 24 (8:30am – 1:30pm)

Contact – Jim Jones, 406-295-4520


Rexford, at West Kootenai Community Church:

Classroom – August 21, 22, 24, 28, 29, 31 (7pm-9pm)

Field Day – August 26 (9am-2pm)

Contact – Lee Ressler, 406-889-3810


Trout Creek, at Trout Creek Fire Station:

Classroom – August 21 (7pm–9pm)

*other dates TBD at 1st class

Contact – Harold Hudson, 406-827-4010


Pablo, at Salish Kootenai College Beaverhead Building:

Classroom – August 22, 23, 24, 28 (6:30pm–9pm)

Field Day – August 27 (8am–4pm)

Contact – Tom Fieber, 406-250-3386


Eureka, at Eureka Middle School:

Classroom – September 5, 11, 12, 14, 18, 19, 21 (7pm-9pm)

Field Day – September 16 (8am-1pm)

Contact – Megan Strom, 406-297-7909