Spring Hunter Education Dates Set

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Dates have been set for spring Hunter Education classes in Missoula. Interested students must attend a class registration April 5 at the Missoula Fish, Wildlife & Parks office.

The spring class schedule includes two class sessions. The first class will be held Monday and Wednesday evenings from April 10 through May 1, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. The other class is scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday evenings April 11-May 2, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. The field course for both classes is set for Saturday, April 22 at Deer Creek, near East Missoula.

All classes are held at Big Sky High School in Missoula. There is a $3.00 fee per student to cover building rental costs.

Registration for both classes is April 5, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Missoula FWP office, 3201 Spurgin Road. A parent or guardian must accompany students under 18 to registration.

By state law, anyone born after January 1, 1985 must present a Hunter Education certificate in order to purchase hunting licenses in Montana. The minimum age for hunting in Montana is 12, and s tudents must be at least 11 years old to take the hunter education course.

For more information or to request a copy of this schedule, contact the Missoula FWP office at 406-542-5500 or log onto the web site, fwp.mt.gov. Follow links to “Education” and then “Hunter Education.”