Montana Bowhunter Education Classes Planned for Ravalli County

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

MALTA, Mont. –-( Bowhunter education classes are planned for several Ravalli County communities this spring. Schedules are available online at, where students can also register.

In Darby, classes are set for Wednesday, April 4 and Thursday, April 5 from 6-9:30p.m. A field course is set for Saturday, April 7 from 9a.m.-3:30p.m. Classes are held at the Darby High School (209 School Drive).

Stevensville classes are held at the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge (4567 Wildfowl Lane) on Wednesday, May 30 and Thursday, May 31 from 6-9:30p.m. A field course is planned from 9a.m.-4:30p.m. on Saturday, June 2.

For Hamilton, classes are planned for Thursday, June 28 and Friday, June 29 from 6-9:30p.m in the basement of the Hamilton Courthouse (305 Bedford). A field course is set for Saturday, June 30, time and location to be announced.

Students interested in any of these classes can register online now at Go to the Education tab, select Hunter Education and click to access the course schedule. A parent or guardian must accompany students to the first night of all classes.

A second Hamilton class and a Florence class will also be held this spring or summer, but dates for these classes have not yet been set.

By state law, all first time bowhunters must complete a bowhunter education course in order to purchase a bow and arrow license in Montana. Bowhunters born after January 1, 1985 must also show proof of completing a hunter education program.

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