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Spring Hunters Education Class set for February 28

PABLO ó Registration for the Spring Hunter Education course will be Friday, February 28, in Room 116 of the Beaverhead Math & Science building on the Salish Kootenai College campus. All classes will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.

A parent or guardian must accompany students under age 18 on the first night of class to register. To pre-register for the Ronan-Pablo Spring Hunters Education class online, go to

Volunteer instructors will teach the Hunters Education course beginning Friday, February 28, the second class is scheduled for Wednesday, March 5, continuing on March 6 and 7. A mandatory field course is scheduled for Saturday, March 8. Classes continue on Monday, March 10. A course review and final test will be Tuesday, March 11. Each class is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. each evening.

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 donít 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.

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