Fall hunter ed classes begin in Lake County
Fall Hunter Education classes for the residents in Polson, Ronan and Pablo will begin Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Polson Middle School.
All classes are 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Interested students are required to register online now at fwp.mt.gov. A parent or guardian must accompany students under 18 to the first class with completed forms downloaded from website.
Student course manuals must be read and all the questions answered at the end of each chapter before the first class night, October 10. No one will be allowed to take the class without this requirement completed.
Manuals with instructions can be picked up at Westland Seed in Ronan or Murdochs and Walmart in Polson. Those in need of computer or printer assistance can register and pickup manuals at the Information Education building on 6th Ave E. south of the tennis courts in Polson.
Individuals 10 years of age or older at the start of the class may be certified upon successfully completing the course. Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1985, must complete a hunter education course before buying a hunting license in Montana. (See FWP website for exceptions). The course is free of charge.
Volunteer instructors will begin instruction for the Hunters Education course. Classes will run from October 2-4. A mandatory field course is scheduled for Sunday, October 7 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The mandatory written test will be on Monday October 8.
All classes and the field must be attended to be certified. All hunter education classes are free of charge and open to hunters and non-hunters alike.
Some students take the courses for the firearm safety and outdoor survival information, even if they don’t plan to hunt.
For adults, they are welcome to attend as many classes as you can with the children. All firearms and ammunition are provided.
For registration and updates, check the online class schedule at fwp.mt.gov/education/hunter/hunterEd.html.
For more information on the Ronan, Pablo, Charlo Education course call Lead Instructor, Tom Fieber 250-3386 or Germaine White, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, at 675-2700 extension 7299.