Montana Bowhunter Education Classes Offered for Youth, Adults


USA -( Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Bowhunter Education course dates have been set for the last courses in the Glasgow area for this year.

There will be a regular youth classroom course July 14-16, and an adult online “field day” course on July 16.

Starting in 2017, the purchase of a Montana bow and arrow license is required prior to applying for any archery-only permit.

To purchase a bow and arrow license, an individual must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Show completion of a bowhunter education course
  • Show proof of purchase of a previous year’s bow and arrow license from Montana or another state
  • Sign an affidavit that they have previously purchased a bow and arrow license in Montana or another state

First time archers need to plan ahead so that they have the prerequisite bowhunter education certificate in order to apply for 2018 archery-only drawings. The first drawing deadline is March 15 each year.

For the adult online field course, adults must pass the online bowhunter education course and receive a Field Day Qualifier Certificate. This Field Day Qualifier Certificate and a picture ID are necessary to obtain entrance into the field course.

The adult field course will be held from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, beginning at the Quonset building at the FWP Headquarters in Glasgow. The youth classroom course will also be held in the Quonset building at the FWP headquarters in Glasgow.

Classes will run from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, and from 9-11 a.m. on Sunday.

All registrants for the classroom course must be 11 years of age by July 14. To hunt during the archery only season, youth need to be at least 12-years old by January 16, 2018.

Classroom students need to pick up the “Today’s Bowhunter” manual from the FWP office in Glasgow. Before students can pick up a manual, please register and have printed and signed all necessary forms. For prospective students that reside out of the Glasgow area, FWP staff could mail the manuals as well.

Students are to read each chapter and complete all chapter review exercises before class on Friday, July 14. If workbooks are not complete, students may not be able to continue the course.

To register and learn more about the bowhunter education classes offered, please go to the FWP website and look under the “Education” tab.

If there are any questions, please call the Glasgow FWP office at 228-3700, or course coordinator Marc Kloker at 406-480-9234.

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