|February 21, 2013
Spring Hunters Education Class targeted for March 1
RONAN — Registration for the Spring Hunter Education course will be Friday, March 1, at the Ronan High School’s west entrance. Classes will run 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A parent or guardian must accompany students under age 18 on the first night of class to register. To preregister for the Ronan-Pablo Spring Hunters Education class online go to http://fwp.mt.gov/education/hunter/hunterEd.html
Volunteer instructors will teach the Hunters Education course beginning Friday, March 1, the second class is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6 and runs through March 12. Each class is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. each evening. A mandatory field course is scheduled for Saturday, March 9.
Students who choose to take the online course are required to attend the mandatory Saturday, March 9 field day.
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.
By state law, anyone born after January 1, 1985 must have completed the Hunter Education Course to buy a hunting license in Montana. The minimum age for hunting in Montana is 12 (11 year olds who turn 12 by January 16 of the license year can qualify, see regulations for more details).
For more information on Hunters Education courses call Lead Instructor, Virgil Rinke at 676-8132 or Instructors, Tom Fieber at 250-3386 or Germaine White, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Natural Resources Department at 883-2888, ext. 7299.