Online registration is now open for the Columbia Falls hunter education course. Register online. Registration closes on Aug. 25.
All registered students must attend the orientation night at the Columbia Falls Fire Department in Columbia Falls on Aug. 28. A parent or guardian must accompany students under 18 to orientation night. Students and parents must attend sometime between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Students must bring signed consent and code of ethics forms along; students will receive manuals at orientation.
Classes will be held at the Columbia Falls High School from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 12, 16, 17, 19, 23, 24, 26 and 30. Field day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28. The schedule can be found at the online registration site.
All hunter education classes are free of charge. By state law, anyone born after Jan. 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).
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