BOZEMAN – A Hunter Education class will be offered in Dillon this month.
The class will be April 24-28 at Dillon Middle School. Students who wish to take the class must register at register-ed.com/events/view/196996.
Students are required to read the Hunter Education manual and complete all chapter quizzes before the first night of class. Manuals can be picked up at FWP’s Dillon Field Office at 730 N. Montana St. or the Dillon Public Library.
Hunter and Bowhunter Education classes are taught by skilled volunteer instructors, offering hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for students to ask questions of experienced hunters. Students learn how to handle firearms and archery equipment safely, basic survival skills, hunting ethics, wildlife management, game identification, landowner-hunter relations, and Montana hunting laws and regulations.
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. All classes are free. Students must be at least 10 years old to take a Hunter Education class.
Hunter and Bowhunter Education courses are being planned in other areas. FWP’s website will be updated periodically as classes are arranged. To see what classes are available or to sign up, visit fwp.mt.gov/hunt/education.