USA -(Ammoland.com)- Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is looking for prospective volunteer hunter and bowhunter education instructors across western Montana to teach safety, outdoor skills, and ethics to students of all ages.
Each year, over two thousand students are certified in hunter and bowhunter education across western Montana alone, and all courses are taught by a group of dedicated volunteers.
These instructors donate many hours each spring and fall to ensure that hunters coming into the hunting tradition are safe and ethical.
Now, due to instructor retirements and increasing demand for classes, the program needs more volunteers.
To find and more and apply, click here.
Or, call Vivaca Crowser in FWP’s Missoula office at 406-542-5518 or Sara Smith in Helena at 406-444-9948. Experienced youth hunters 14-17 years old may apply to become junior instructors.
Instructors receive training and supplies but no monetary compensation. Instructors must stay active in their training and teaching on an annual basis, but can flex their volunteer hours to what fits their schedule best.
This year, the hunter education program is celebrating 60 years and the bowhunter education 30 years of teaching Montanans to be safe and responsible hunters.