Class for the Polson, Ronan, Pablo, Fall Hunter Education course will start Tuesday, October 2nd  at the Polson Middle School..  All classes will begin at 6:30 and end at 9:00 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..

Required : Student Course Manuals must be read and all the questions answered at the end of each chapter before the first class night, October 10th. No one will be allowed to take the class without this requirement completed.  Pickup manuals with instructions 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 start on Tuesday October 2nd and continue on the 3rd and 4th. All classes will begin at 6:30 and end at 9:00 p.m.. A mandatory field course is scheduled for Sunday, October 7th from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. The mandatory written test would be on Monday October 8th. That would be the final day.

YOU MUST ATTEND ALL CLASSES AND THE FIELD DAY and be on time 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.

ADULTS…..Please feel free to attend as many classes as you can with the children. I encourage you to take the test and take part in the Field Day with your student. We provide all the firearms and ammunition, you are not allowed to bring either to the classes or the Field Day.

Contact; For registration and updates, check the online class schedule at http://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 .

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