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Ronan Fall Hunters Education Class announced

RONAN — Class for the Ronan Fall Hunter Education course will start Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30 pm, at the Ronan Assembly of God Church. 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.

Pickup manuals with instructions at Ronan Sports and Western or Westland Seed Starting on Wednesday, September 10-13.

Required: Student Course Manuals must be read and all the questions answered at the end of each chapter before the first class night, September 17. No one will be allowed to take the class without this requirement completed.

Individuals 11 years of age or older at the day of sign-up may be certified upon successfully completing the course.

Volunteer instructors will begin instruction for the Hunters Education course on Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30 pm. All other classes will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. each evening. A mandatory field course is scheduled for Saturday, September 20 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The mandatory written test would be on Tuesday, September 23.

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.

There is no cost to take the class. We provide all the firearms and ammunition, you are not allowed to bring either to the classes or the Field Day.

Contact Tom Fieber at 250-3386 or tfieber@bresnan.net

For updates, check the online class schedule at fwp.mt.gov. Follow links to “Education” and “Hunter Education.” For more information on the Ronan Education course call Lead Instructor, Tom Fieber at 250-3386 or Shawn Morgan at 309-4545 or Germaine White, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, at 675-2700, ext. 7299.

Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1985, must complete a hunter education course before buying a hunting license in Montana. Only individuals 11 years of age or older at the day of sign-up may be certified upon successfully completing the course. Eleven year olds turning 12 by January 16, 2015 are eligible to hunt the 2014 season upon certification. The course is free of charge.

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