By Dillon Tabish, 3-15-12
Registration for the spring hunter education course will be Monday, April 9, in the Beaverhead Science Building, Room 116, on the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo. There will be four classes from 7-9 p.m. and a field day on April 14.
A parent or guardian must accompany students under 18 to registration. To preregister for the Ronan-Pablo Spring Hunters Education class online.
Volunteer instructors will teach the courses April 12-13, April 16 and April 17 from 7-9:00 p.m. each evening. A mandatory field course is scheduled for Saturday, April 14.
All hunter education classes are free of charge and open to hunters and non-hunters alike. Some students take the courses for the firearm safety and outdoor survival information, even if they don’t plan to hunt.
By state law, anyone born after January 1, 1985 must have completed the hunter education course to buy a hunting license in Montana. The minimum age for hunting in Montana is 12 (11-year-olds who turn 12 by Jan. 16 of the license year can qualify, see regulations for more details).
For more information on courses call lead instructor Virgil Rinke at 676-8132 or instructor Germaine White, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Natural Resources Department at 883-2888 (extension 7299).
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