Hunter Education Classes have been scheduled for a number of communities in northwest Montana. All hunter education classes are free of charge.
All students must register online (register online at fwp.mt.gov, click education) for the following courses. When registering, students will note specific information and guidelines for the course included in the online posting.
Kalispell: All students must attend a brief, mandatory orientation on Friday, September 18, 4-8 p.m. at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks at 490 North Meridian Road in Kalispell. Students will need to stop in for the brief orientation any time during that period. At the orientation, students will pick up their manuals and receive course instructions. Classes will be held at the Flathead High School from 6-9 p.m. on September 28, 29, 30, and October 1. The field course will be held on Saturday, October 3. Test night is back at the high school on Monday, October 5, from 6-8 p.m. Call FWP (752-5501) or Mike Corkish, lead instructor, 212-8122.
Columbia Falls: After registering online, all students must attend a brief, mandatory orientation at the Columbia Falls Fire Department on September 8, between the hours of
6-8 p.m.; students must bring their permission slip with them at that time, and they will receive their manuals and assignments. Classes will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Columbia Falls High School September 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 24; field course is Saturday September 26; test night is September 28. For more information, call lead instructor, John Kropp, 250-1963.
Bigfork: First night of class is Wednesday, September 16, 7-8 p.m. at the Bigfork High School Music Room. The remainder of classes will be held 6-9 p.m. on September 21, 23, 25, 29, and October 1. The field course will be held on Saturday, October 3. Test night is October 5. Call Rod Day (249-5402) for more information or call FWP at 752-5501.
Olney: Register online now. Classes are held 5:30-8 p.m. on September 28, 29, October 2, 5, and 6; field course and test held Saturday, October 10. Classes are held at the Olney Fire Hall, back entry. For more information, contact Mike West at 250-2500.
Eureka: Classes are held 7-9 p.m. at the Eureka Middle School September 8, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22. Field day is Saturday, September 19; test night is September 24. Call Megan Strom at 249-6018 for more information.
Trego: Classes held at the Trego School from 7-9 p.m. on September 14, 21, 22, 24, 28, 29; field course is September 26; test night is October 1. Contact: Tim Thier, lead instructor, 882-4697.
Trout Creek: First class is September 3 at the Trout Creek Fire Station from 7-9 p.m. Remainder of schedule to be arranged. Contact: Harold Hudson, lead instructor, 827-4010.