MT: Hunter Education Classes Set for Belgrade, Bozeman and Manhattan

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announces the scheduling of spring hunter education classes in Belgrade, Bozeman and Manhattan. Registration is required, and students under 18 years of age must have the consent of a parent or guardian.

Belgrade

The spring Belgrade Hunter Education class will take place March 19-23, 2012 at the Belgrade Middle School (410 Triple Crown Road) from 7-9 p.m. Students must also complete a field day on Saturday, March 24 at the Logan Range. Students will participate in either a morning or afternoon session of the range day as assigned during classes. Online registration is required by going to FWP’s website at fwp.mt.gov, clicking on Education, then Hunter Education, then “View Course Schedule.” Students must print, sign and bring the Student Agreement Form the first night of class. If the student is under 18 years old, a parent/guardian must sign the agreement. Students are not allowed to bring firearms or ammunition to class.

Bozeman

The spring Bozeman Hunter Education class will take place April 9-13, 2012 at Chief Joseph Middle School (4255 Kimberwicke Street) from 7-9 p.m. Students will complete a field day on Saturday, April 14 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Logan Range. A morning or afternoon time will be assigned students in class. There are two options for registration for the Bozeman class:

Students may register online between March 18 and April 6 by going to FWP’s website at fwp.mt.gov, clicking on Education, then Hunter Education, then “View Course Schedule.” Students must print, sign and bring the Student Agreement Form the first night of class. If the student is under 18 years old, a parent/guardian must sign the agreement. After online registration, classroom materials must be picked up at FWP’s regional office in Bozeman (1400 S. 19th Ave.) by April 6.

Students may also register in person on Thursday, March 29 anytime between 7-9 p.m. at the FWP regional office in Bozeman (1400 S. 19th Ave.) in the large conference room (north entrance). Students under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Manhattan

The spring Manhattan Hunter Education class will take place April 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, and 27, 2012 at the Logan Range from 7-9 p.m. Students will also be required to complete a field day on Saturday, April 28. Registration is required on April 3 at the Logan Range Club House from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Anyone born after January, 1, 1985 must present a Hunter Education Certificate in order to purchase a hunting license in Montana. A student must be 11-years-old to receive certification.

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