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Ronan, Pablo, Charlo fall hunters education class announced

From CSKT Department of Natural Resources

POLSON — Class for the Ronan, Pablo and Charlo Fall Hunter Education course will start Tuesday, August 22th in Room 118 of the Beaverhead Math & Science building on the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo. All classes will begin at 6:30 and end at 9 p.m. Interested students are required to register online now at A parent or guardian must accompany students under 18 to the first class with completed forms.

Required: Student Course Manuals must be read and all the questions answered at the end of each chapter before the first class night, August 25th. No one will be allowed to take the class without this requirement completed. Pickup manuals with instructions at Ronan Sports and Western and Westland Seed in Ronan or Murdochs and Walmart in Polson. Starting on Wednesday the 9th of August.

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 (See FWP website for exceptions). The course is free of charge.

Volunteer instructors will begin instruction for the Hunters Education course. Classes start on Tuesday, August 22 and continue on the 23 and 24. All classes will begin at 6:30 and end at 9 p.m. A mandatory field course is scheduled for Sunday, August 30 from 8 am until 4 pm. The mandatory written test would be on Monday August 28. That would be the final day.    

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 For more information on the Ronan, Pablo, Charlo 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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