Bowhunter Education Class Scheduled in Montana

Bowhunter Education Class Scheduled in Montana

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

GLASGOW, Mont. –-( A bowhunter education class and the final hunter education class of the season have been scheduled in Glasgow.

The bowhunter class runs April 26-29 at the Assembly of God Church, 1220 10th Street North. The class will run from 6 – 9 p.m. on the weekdays.

A mandatory field day event is set for 9 a.m. – noon on April 30.

In Montana, completion of a hunter education course is required for all hunters born after Jan. 1, 1985. In addition, all first-time bowhunters must complete a bowhunter education course in order to purchase an archery license in Montana. Bowhunter education requirements also must be completed by July 31 of a given year in order for the graduates to be eligible to hunt that fall.

Meanwhile, the last hunter education course scheduled this spring in Glasgow runs from May 2-6, and there are a few student slots still available.

These classes take place at the East Side Elementary School Library and run from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. during the weekdays. Students must attend each of the classes. A field day event, where practical skills are tested, is set for May 7.

A child must be at least 11 years old to take the classroom courses. Registration requires the signature of a parent or guardian for students under the age of 18. Students are required to read the course manual before the first day of class.

Some of the field day events are also open to students over 18 who have completed their coursework online. Online students must pay an administrative fee and, depending on their age, may be required to complete other requirements.

Hunter and bowhunter education sessions taught in a traditional classroom setting are free. For more information, call 406-228-3700.

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