Great Falls final bowhunter education classroom course for this year has been set.

Classes will be 6-9 p.m., May 15 and 17, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19, followed by an outside field course. Classes will be held at Paris Gibson Education Center, 2400 Central Ave. The course is free.

Registration is currently online at the FWP website http://fwp.mt.gov. Click on the Education menu, then select Hunter Education followed by Bowhunter Education Program. Next pick View Schedule for the program and look for May 15.

For those without computer access registration will take place 7-8:30 p.m., May 8, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 9, 10 and 11, at the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 4 office, 4600 Giant Springs Road.

Prospective bowhunters, ages 12 to 17, must take both a hunter and bowhunter education course before they can buy an archery license.

All first time bowhunters, regardless of age must complete a bowhunter education course. State law says anyone buying an archery license must show either a previous year’s archery license or a certificate of completion from a bowhunter education course.

For more information on this or any other course in north central Montana contact the FWP office in Great Falls, 454-5840.

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