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Registration is now open for hunter education course in Great Falls

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Posted at 4:57 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 15:21:57-05

GREAT FALLS — Registration is now open for the first hunter education course of 2020 in Great Falls.

Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks requires everyone born after January 1, 1985, to complete a hunter education course before he/she is allowed to hunt.

The courses are free, and cover a variety of topics including gun safety and sportsmanship.

Registration can done at the FWP website, but anyone without access to a computer may register at the FWP Great Falls office on March 5 or 6 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Classes are 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., and will take place on the following days:

  • March 9th
  • March 11th
  • March 12th
  • March 16th
  • March 18th
  • March 19th

Students need to attend all six classes and the four-hour Saturday field day on March 21. The two sessions that Montana residents can choose for that are 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. or 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

After registering, you must pick up a course manual and read the manual and answer the questions at the end of each chapter before class. Manuals can be picked up from any of the following locations:

  • North 40 Outfitters (4800 10th Avenue South and 1000 3rd Street NW)
  • Scheel’s in Holiday Village Mall
  • Great Falls FWP Office at 4600 Giant Springs Rd