Volunteer instructors are hosting a Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks Bowhunter Education in-person classroom course in Glasgow, July 25-27.

The course will be held at the Glasgow FWP office Quonset from 5:15-9:15 p.m. each evening.

Who needs bowhunter education?

All first-time bowhunters in Montana must complete a Bowhunter Education course or show proof of a prior year’s archery license from another state or province. Students must be at least 12 years old by Jan. 16, 2024, to take a Bowhunter Education class (either in-person or online) and be fully certified to hunt during an archery-only season.

It is recommended that students only take this course if they are ready to bowhunt (already have equipment and are physically capable and ready to hunt with a bow) so they can incorporate the valuable lessons learned in the field.  Otherwise, students should wait to take the course until the year they are planning to start bow hunting.

Bowhunter Education classes are taught by skilled volunteer instructors and offer hands-on learning experiences, mentoring opportunities, and the ability for students to ask questions of experienced hunters.

Students learn how to handle archery equipment safely, various archery tactics, basic survival skills, hunting ethics, wildlife management, game identification, landowner-hunter relations, and Montana hunting laws and regulations.

Students must register for this course and pick up a manual

Students must be registered prior to attending the class. To find the class and register, go to https://fwp.mt.gov/hunt/education/bowhunter.  Make sure to print, read and sign any necessary paperwork ahead of the class. This class require students to pick up a manual and complete chapter quizzes before class begins. Manuals are available at the FWP office in Glasgow.

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