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Glasgow hunter/bowhunter education courses offered for both youth and adults


July 24, 2019

For Immediate Release

Region 6 Headquarters

1Airport Rd. - Glasgow, MT

Media Contact: Marc Kloker

The last Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks hunter and bowhunter education course dates have been set for the Glasgow area:

Aug. 7 - bowhunter education adult field course, 5:15-9:15 p.m.

Aug. 12-15 - hunter education classroom course, 5:15-8:45 p.m. each evening

Aug. 28 - hunter education adult field course, 5:15-9:15 p.m.

For youth to be eligible to hunt and be fully certified during the 2019 season, hunters must be 12-years old by January 16, 2020. Students aged 10 and 11 can take a course and hunt as an apprentice but will not be fully certified until the year they turn 12. Preference will be given to 11 and 12-year olds (or older) if the class becomes full. All registrants for these events must be 10 years old by the first day of class.

For the adult field courses, adults must pass the online hunter education or bowhunter education online courses and receive a Field Day Qualifier Certificate. Adults looking to complete the online course can find instructions at The Field Day Qualifier Certificate and a picture ID are necessary to obtain entrance into the field course.

Archery hunters must have purchased a Montana bow and arrow license prior to hunting during the archery-only season. To purchase a bow and arrow license an individual must meet one of the following requirements:

• show completion of a bowhunter education course

• show proof of purchase of a previous year's bow and arrow license from Montana or another state

All students must register online at the FWP website:; click on the education tab, then click "hunter education programs." Next, "Find a class or field course" and search for the available class in your area. Detailed instructions on dates, times, and other information will be found on the registration page. The hunter education classroom course requires students to pick up a manual and complete chapter quizzes before class begins. All hunter education classes are free of charge.

Instructors needed:

Hunter and bowhunter education are state-mandated courses, which are taught by dedicated volunteers. The heart of Montana's Hunter and Bowhunter Education programs is this group of dedicated volunteer instructors. They stand as examples of how each hunter should demonstrate safety, ethics, behavior, and responsibility to not only themselves, but also to landowners, other hunters, and the resource.

Region 6 needs to recruit more of these dedicated men and women to continue to serve the area. Anyone who is at least fourteen-years old is eligible to apply. Volunteer instructors are being sought across the region, which includes the counties of Hill, Blaine, Phillips, Valley, Daniels, McCone, Sheridan, and Roosevelt.

For information on becoming a Hunter or Bowhunter education instructor, visit the FWP web site to learn more and apply.

For any information or questions on these upcoming courses or becoming an instructor, please contact Marc Kloker at 406-228-3704, or email


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