Billings-area hunter education classes set

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Seven week-long hunter education classes are scheduled in the Billings area for September. Certified volunteers will teach all the free Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks classes, which are required for most people to hunt in Montana.
Online registration for the classes is encouraged. Students may register online at the Montana FWP web site – and follow the links to education, “hunter education programs” and “find a class.” Students must be at least 10 years old to register. Students younger than 18 years old must bring a parent or guardian to the orientation and registration session. And all students must attend all classes and the field day.
All classes include a 6:30 p.m. registration and orientation session – which is required for all students, including those who have registered online – five evenings of classes and a Saturday outdoor field exercise at Lake Elmo State Park in Billings Heights.
Here is a list of classes in the Billings area:
Medicine Crow, Lewis & Clark and Lockwood middle schools: orientation Monday, Sept. 10; classes Sept. 17-21 with a field day Saturday, Sept. 22.
Will James, Riverside, and Castlerock middle schools plus Shepherd elementary school: orientation Monday, Sept. 17; classes Sept. 24-28 with a field day Sept. 29.
Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1985, must complete a hunter education class or qualify as a youth apprentice hunter before purchasing a Montana hunting license.


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