FWP News: Hunter education course scheduled in Billings
By angelamontana

Posted: June 30, 2023

Accelerated format will involve live-fire field day

BILLINGS – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has scheduled an accelerated hunter education course for Aug. 3-5 at the FWP office in Billings and field day at the Billings Rod and Gun Club. This course will have an alternative format to the traditional week-long course and focus more on hands-on experiences. Participation is limited to 35 students on a first-come, first-served basis and students must register online.

This specific course will only be open to students aged 12 years and older, or students that will turn 12 by Jan. 16, 2024, because of the live-fire exercises during field day. Course manuals must be picked up at the FWP regional office in Billings, located at 2300 Lake Elmo Dr., during regular business hours. Students will need to study manuals prior to the first day of the course.

Students will take the written hunter education test on Friday night during class and will need to score at least an 85% to participate in the field day.

The class will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug, 3, and Friday, Aug. 4, with a field day Saturday, Aug. 5, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Class on Thursday and Friday will be held at the FWP regional office in Billings. The Saturday field course will be held at the Billings Rod and Gun Club, located at 2931 Rod and Gun Club Road.

Hunter education classes are taught by volunteer instructors and are free of charge. To receive certification, attendance is required at all classes and the Saturday field course.

For more details and to register for this or other courses, please visit: https://fwp.mt.gov/hunt/education/hunter.

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