MT: Hunter Education Classes Scheduled in Hinsdale

Youngsters and others who need to complete their hunter safety education coursework can do so next week in Hinsdale.

Instructor Gifford Fjeld said the classes will start the evening of March 12 at the Hinsdale School. The remainder of the schedule will be determined at the first session, as well as the date for a mandatory field day event. For more information on class times and to register, call Fjeld at 648-5582.

In Montana, completion of a hunter safety education course is required for all hunters born after Jan. 1, 1985. Sessions taught in a traditional classroom setting are free, and students must be at least 11 years old to attend.

For those 18 or older, hunter and bowhunter education courses may be taken online through the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ website at Online students, however, must pay a small administrative fee.

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