Yellowstone County hunter ed courses scheduled

2014-08-19T12:50:00Z 2014-08-22T15:03:08Z Yellowstone County hunter ed courses scheduled The Billings Gazette
August 19, 2014 12:50 pm

Seven hunter education classes and a field day for adult online students are set for September in Yellowstone County.

Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1985, must take a hunter education class to qualify for a Montana hunting license.

Students may preregister online by visiting the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks website at http://fwp.mt.gov and following the links to “education” and “hunter education.” Students must be at least 11 years old to register for the classes.

Here is the schedule of 2014 fall classes in Yellowstone County:

Laurel High School – Sept. 2: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. – registration and orientation; Sept. 8-12: 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. – class; Sept. 13: field day – Riverside Park.

Lewis and Clark Middle School – Sept. 8: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. – registration and orientation; Sept. 15-19: 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. – class: Sept. 20: field day, Lake Elmo State Park.

Will James – Sept. 15: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. – registration and orientation; Sept. 22-26: 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. – class; Sept. 27: field day, Lake Elmo State Park.

Lockwood – Sept. 8: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. – registration and orientation; Sept. 15-19: 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. – class; Sept. 20: field day, Lake Elmo State Park.

Shepherd High School – Sept. 15: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. – registration and orientation; Sept. 22-26: 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. – class; Sept. 27: field day, Lake Elmo State Park.

Riverside – Sept. 15: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. – registration and orientation; Sept. 22-26: 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. – class; Sept. 27: field day, Lake Elmo State Park.

Castle Rock – Sept. 8: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. – registration and orientation; Sept. 15-19: 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. – class; Sept. 20: field day, Lake Elmo State Park.

Students younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to register. There is no maximum age and adult hunters, including parents, are encouraged to take the class and earn hunter education certification.

Students must attend all sessions, pass the class and successfully complete field day activities to be certified.

Students older than 18 years old may take the class online and complete a special hands-on field day. To complete the class, go to http://fwp.mt.gov and follow the “education” and “hunter education” links. The field day for online students is set for 7 a.m. on Sept. 13 at Riverside Park, south of Laurel. Students who complete the online class will be directed to registration information for the field exercise.

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