Class for the Polson, Ronan, Pablo Spring Hunter Education course will start Tuesday, February 27th in Room 118 of the Beaverhead Math & Science building on the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo.  All classes begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m.  Sign in open at 6:00 pm.

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. Please bring signed forms from online registration.  This may be the only class offered this spring.  

Pickup manuals with instructions at Ronan Sports and Western or Westland Seed in Ronan or Murdochs, Walmart or Tribal License Office in Polson.

Required : Student Course Manuals must be read and all the questions answered at the end of each chapter before the first class night, February 27th. No one will be allowed to take the class without this requirement completed.

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.   The course is free of charge.

Volunteer instructors will begin instruction for the Hunters Education course. Classes start on Tuesday, February 27th through Thursday, March 1st.  A mandatory field course is scheduled for Sunday, March 4th from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. The mandatory written test would be on Monday, March 5th.

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 Polson, Ronan, Pablo 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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