The last Great Falls bowhunter education classroom course this year will take place in May.

Registration is occurring now online at the Fish, Wildlife and Parks web site. There will also be a sign-up at FWP for those who do not have access to a computer.

The course will be 6-9 p.m., May 14 and 16, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 18. A field exercise will follow on May 18. Classes will be held at Paris Gibson School.

To register online go to the FWP website,, and follow the links to Education and Bowhunter Education. Then go to May 14 and select one of three classrooms at Paris Gibson School.

For those without a computer, registration will take place 6-8 p.m., May 7, at FWP, 4600 Giant Springs Road.

Every student must pick up and read the bowhunter education manual before the first class. Manuals are available at FWP.

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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