Hunter Education classes are planned for Florence, Stevensville, Hamilton and Darby beginning in February.  Complete schedules and registration for all classes are available online at

All hunter education classes are free, and a student must be at least 11 years old to be certified.  Any person born after January 1, 1985 must present a Hunter Education Certificate in order to purchase a hunting license in Montana.

The summary of the class offerings are listed below. A parent or legal guardian must attend the orientation session for all classes.

  • Florence (Florence High School, 5602 Old US Highway 93): Orientation: Monday, Feb. 18 from 6-7p.m. Classes: Monday, March 4-Friday, March 9 from 6-8:30p.m.
  • Stevensville (Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, 4567 Wildfowl Lane): Orientation: Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 6:30-8pm. Classes: Students can elect to take classes on Mon & Wed evenings from Feb. 20-March 6 or Tues & Thurs evenings from Feb. 19-March 7 from 6:30-9pm.  A field course is planned for Saturday, March 9 from 9:30am-4pm. 
  • Hamilton (Assembly of God Church, 601 West Main Street): Orientation:  Monday, Feb. 11 from 7-8pm. Classes: Feb. 25, 26 & 28 and March 4, 5, 7, & 11 from 7-9pm each evening.  A field course is planned for Saturday, March 9 from 9am to 1pm.
  • Darby (Darby School Cafeteria, 209 School Drive): Orientation: Monday, Feb. 18 from 6-7pm. Classes: Monday, Feb. 25-Friday, March 1 from 6:30-9pm each evening.

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