Spring Hunter Education Classes have been scheduled for some
communities in northwest Montana. All hunter education classes are
free of charge and open to hunters and non-hunters alike. By state
law, anyone born after January 1, 1985, must have completed the
Hunter Education Course to buy a hunting license in Montana. The
minimum age for hunting in Montana is 12. A parent or guardian must
accompany students under 18 to sign the registration form.
Columbia Falls: Registration is Tuesday, February 24, 6-8 p.m.;
and Thursday, February 26, 6-8 p.m. at the Council Chambers at City
Hall in Columbia Falls. Classes are scheduled at the Columbia Falls
High School from 7-9 p.m. on March 12, 16, 17, 19, 23, 24, 26, and
30; field course is scheduled for Saturday, March 28. Contact: Wade
Fish or Penny Fish at 862-6359.
Whitefish: Registration is Saturday, February 28, noon-4 p.m.
and Tuesday, March 3, 5-8 p.m., and all at the Whitefish City
Library. Classes are scheduled for 7-9 p.m. at the Whitefish
Central School on March 9, 10,12,16,17, 19, and 23; the field
course is scheduled for Saturday, March 21. Lead Instructor is
Leonard Howke, 862-4091.
Kalispell: Registration is scheduled for Saturday, April 11, 9
a.m. to 3 p.m., at FWP Headquarters on North Meridian Road in
Kalispell. Classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. at Flathead High
School on April 20, 21, 22, 23, and 27; the field course is
scheduled for Saturday, April 25. A special adult course will be
held on the same schedule. Call FWP at 752-5501 for more
information. Lead Instructor: Andy Breland, 212-1183.
Marion: Registration is scheduled for Friday, May 1, 7 p.m.
sharp, at the Marion Fire Hall. The course runs from 6-9 p.m. at
the Marion Fire Hall on May 11, 12, 13, 14; the field course and
test is Saturday, May 16. Contact: Gerry Hurst, 854-9399.
Libby: Registration, Libby Middle School, Thursday, February 12,
7-9 p.m.; Classes, 7-9 p.m. on February 17, 18, 19, 24, 25; field
course Saturday, February 21. Contact: Challis Crismore,
Plains: Registration and first night of class is Monday, March
23, 6-9 p.m. at Plains High School. Classes continue from 6-9 p.m.
on March 24, 25, 26, 27; the field course is scheduled for
Saturday, March 28. Contact: Wayne Crismore, 826-5139.
Thompson Falls: Register by calling Jerry Shively at 827-3666.
Classes are scheduled at the Thompson Falls Community Center, 6-9
p.m., on March 23, 24, 25, 26, and 27; Field Course is scheduled
for Saturday, March 28.