In-person hunter education classes include hands-on instruction and field exercises
BILLINGS – Four in-person Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks hunter education classes are set for this spring in Yellowstone County. Students may register online or in person at orientation night and must attend the week-long classes to qualify for the certificate they need to buy hunting licenses.
Classes are scheduled for:
- Laurel High School: Orientation night is 7 p.m. Feb. 1 with classes running 6:30-9 p.m. March. 7-11 and a field day, with times and venue to be announced, on Feb. 12.
- Shepherd Elementary School: Orientation night is 6 p.m. Feb. 28 with classes running 6:30-9 p.m. March 7-11 and a March 12 field day at Lake Elmo State Park with times to be announced.
- FWP regional headquarters in Billings Heights: Orientation night is 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 with classes running 6:30-9 p.m. March 7-11 and a March 12 field day at Lake Elmo State Park with times to be announced.
- Scheel All Sports: Orientation night is 6:30 p.m. March 15 with classes running 6-8:30 p.m. March 21-26 and a March 27 field day at Lake Elmo State Park with times to be announced.
Students may register online at http://fwp.mt.gov and follow the links to Education, Hunter Education and Find and Class. Students must be at least 10 years old on registration night to participate. Students younger than 18 need the signature of a parent or guardian.
Montana law requires that anyone born after Jan. 1, 1985, 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.