Three Billings-area hunter education classes scheduled
By angelamontana

Posted: September 2, 2021

In-person, hands-on classes back for first time in a year

BILLINGS – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has scheduled three week-long Billing-area hunter education classes in September and October. They are set for:

  • FWP Regional headquarters at 2300 Lake Elmo Drive in Billings Heights with registration and orientation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 14 and classes running 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20-24. The final class on Sept. 24 will meet at 6 p.m. and include a field exercise at Lake Elmo State Park.  
  • Shepherd Elementary School in Shepherd with registration and orientation at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, with classes running nightly from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11-15 and a field exercise at Lake Elmo State Park in Billings Heights the morning of Saturday, Oct. 16. 
  • Yellowstone Rifle Club at 7212 Molt Road with registration and orientation at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, with classes running nightly from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11-15 and a field exercise at Lake Elmo State Park in Billings Heights the morning of Saturday, Oct. 16. 

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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