FWP schedules Billings-area hunter education classes
By angelamontana

Posted: February 18, 2020

BILLINGS – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has scheduled seven Billings-area hunter education classes starting Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. All classes include a mandatory registration and orientation, five evenings of class and a Saturday field exercise.

Registration and orientation are at 6:30 p.m. Monday Feb. 24 Ben Steele Middle School and Castle Rock Middle School. Classes run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. nightly from Monday March 2 through Friday March 6. A field exercise is scheduled for Saturday, March 7 at Lake Elmo State Park in Billings Heights.

Registration and orientation are at 6:30 p.m., March 2 at Shepherd Elementary School, Lockwood Middle School and Riverside Middle School. Classes run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. nightly from Monday March 9 through Friday March 13. A field exercise is scheduled for Saturday, March 14 at Lake Elmo State Park in Billings Heights.

Registration and orientation are at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 9 at Laurel High School. Classes run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. nightly from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20. A field exercise is scheduled for Saturday, March 21 at Riverside Park south of Laurel.

Registration and orientation are at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 16 at Lewis and Clark Middle School and Medicine Crow Middle School. Classes run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. nightly from Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27. A field exercise is scheduled for Saturday, March 28 at Lake Elmo State Park in Billings Heights.

Students may register online at http://fwp.mt.gov and follow the links to Education, Hunter Education and Find and Class. Students also may register at the school during registration and orientation night. Students younger than 18 need the signature of a parent or guardian.

Montana law requires anyone born after Jan. 1, 1985, to complete a hunter education class or qualify as a youth apprentice hunter before purchasing a Montana hunting license. Hunter education classes are taught by certified volunteer instructors. They are free and open to all people who will be old enough to hunt this fall.

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