Kalispell, MT — Registration is open for hunter education courses across the Flathead Valley.
Courses are frequently held in the fall and springtime, and the last collection of courses this season are accepting students in Kalispell, Columbia Falls, Bigfork, Pablo, Eureka, Whitefish and Trout Creek. Field days for online students are also currently available in Kalispell. Bowhunter education classes are frequently held in spring and summertime.
Registration is available online at fwp.mt.gov/education/hunter.
A parent or guardian must accompany students under 18 to the first class. Students are required to pick up materials and complete the course manual before the first night of class. A student must be at least 10 years old to register. There is no maximum age limit. Classroom courses are free and anyone is welcome to take the course, especially parents who want to accompany their child. Students must attend all the classroom sessions, field course, and pass a final exam to become certified.
To purchase a Montana hunting license, any person born after January 1, 1985, must show a certificate of completing a hunter education course issued by Montana, any other state, or any Canadian province.
Montana’s hunter education courses are led by volunteer instructors who are passionate about preserving Montana’s hunting tradition and teaching firearm safety, as well as other outdoor skills. If you are interested in mentoring new hunters and becoming an instructor, please contact Dillon Tabish at (406)751-4564 or visit fwp.mt.gov/education/hunter.
Hunter Education Classroom Courses
Community Starting Date
Trout Creek Aug. 20
Pablo Aug. 21
Eureka Sept. 4
Kalispell Sept. 7
Whitefish Sept. 7
Columbia Falls Sept. 10
Bigfork Sept. 12
Hunter Education Online Field Days
Kalispell Sept. 27
Kalispell Sept. 28
For more information about these courses, or a list of other courses across the state, visit fwp.mt.gov/education/hunter.