Hunter education courses are set to begin in the week of September 10 in Missoula, and students can register online now at

Students can elect to take a class on Monday and Wednesday evenings, Sept. 10-Oct. 1, or Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Sept. 11-Oct. 2. All classes are from 7-9:30 p.m. at Big Sky High School. A field course is planned for Saturday, Sept 29.

Students can register online now and then stop by the Missoula FWP office (3201 Spurgin Road) to pick up class materials.

Classes are free, and a student must be at least 11 years old to receive certification. Any person born after January 1, 1985 must present a Hunter Education Certificate in order to purchase a hunting license in Montana. And prospective hunters must be 12, or turning 12 by Jan. 16, 2013, to hunt during the fall season.

For a listing of other west-central Montana hunter education classes and more information, visit the FWP website, or call 406-542-5500.

Image courtesy Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

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