Final Bowhunter Education Classes & Field Day Scheduled in Glasgow

Final Bowhunter Education Classes & Field Day Scheduled in Glasgow

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

MALTA, Mont. –-(Ammoland.com)- The final bowhunter education course and field day of the year have been scheduled in Glasgow.

The bowhunter education classes are set for June 23-24 at the Assembly of God Church, 1220 10th Street North. The classes will run from 6 – 9 p.m. on June 23 and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on June 24.

A mandatory field day event, which will also be open to bowhunter education students who have completed their coursework online, runs from 9 a.m. – noon on June 25 at the Montana Bowhunter Association practice range off Skylark Road just west of town.

In Montana, completion of a hunter education course is required for all hunters born after Jan. 1, 1985. In addition, all first-time archery hunters must complete a bowhunter education course in order to purchase an archery license in Montana.

All of the bowhunter education requirements must be completed by July 31 of a given year in order for the graduates to be eligible to hunt that fall.

A child must be at least 11 years old to take the classroom courses. Class registration, which can be completed at the FWP Region 6 office in Glasgow, 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.

Students must be 18 or older to take the classes online, and online students must pay an administrative fee. Hunter and bowhunter education sessions taught in a traditional classroom setting are free.

Online students who want to participate in the mandatory field day event must register through the FWP Website at fwp.mt.gov under the “Education” section. For more information, call 406-228-3700.