GLASGOW, Mont. –-(Ammoland.com)- There are still openings left for students who want to attend an upcoming hunter education course in Glasgow.
The classes will be offered from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on March 26 through March 30 at the East Side School Library. A mandatory field day event, where practical skills are tested, is set for 9 a.m. to noon on March 31 at the Valley County Rifle & Pistol Club Range just outside town.
Any person born after Jan. 1, 1985, must present a hunter education certificate in order to purchase a hunting license in Montana. Students must be at least 11 years old to be certified.
If enough students sign up by March 21, an additional hunter education course will take place April 30 through May 4 at the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery. Parents in the Fort Peck and Nashua areas are encouraged to register their children for both the Glasgow and Fort Peck classes now in case the Fort Peck classes don’t occur.
Online registration for each of these courses can be completed by going to FWP’s website at fwp.mt.gov, clicking on the “Education” section, then “Hunter Education,” then “View Course Schedule.”
Students must print, sign and bring the student agreement form from the online registration site on the first night of class. If the student is under 18, a parent or guardian must sign.
Registration for the classes is also now taking place at the FWP Region 6 office in Glasgow. Class sizes are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. All classroom materials must be picked up in advance at the Glasgow office. Students are required to read the entire training manual and complete end-of-chapter quizzes in the book before classes begin.
Hunter education field days 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 education sessions taught in a traditional classroom setting are free.
For more information about the program, please call 406-228-3700.