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Mission Valley hunter education class announced

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MISSION VALLEY — Sign in opens at 6 p.m. for the Polson, Ronan, Pablo Spring Hunter Education course starting Monday, Oct. 2 in Lobby of the PQLAW building on the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo. All classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. Sign in opens at 6 p.m.


Interested students are required to register online now at A parent or guardian must accompany students under 18 to the sign-in. Please bring signed forms from online to registration.

Students are required to pick up manuals with instructions at the PQLAW building on the Salish Kootenai College campus in Pablo. It will be a one-night chance only on Monday, Oct. 2from 6 to 8 p.m. Important notice: you do not have to attend the whole time. This is your opportunity to pick up the class materials and drop off your signed paperwork. A parent or guardian must accompany students under 18 to sign-in.

Student Course Manuals must be read and all the questions answered at the end of each chapter before the first class night. No one will be allowed to take the class without this requirement completed.

Individuals 10 years of age or older at the start of the class may be certified upon successfully completing the course. Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1985, must complete a hunter education course before buying a hunting license in Montana. The course is free of charge. Volunteer instructors will begin instruction for the hunters education course. Classes will be on Tuesday, Oct. 10, Wednesday, Oct. 11 and Thursday, Oct. 12. A mandatory field course is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The mandatory written test would be on Monday, Oct. 16 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. You must attend all classes and the field day and be on time to be certified. 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. Adults: please feel free to attend as many classes as you can with the children. I encourage you to take the test and take part in the field day with your student. If needed, you can become certified as well. We provide all the firearms and ammunition, you are not allowed to bring either to the classes or the field day. For registration and updates, check the online class schedule at For more information on the Polson, Ronan, Pablo education course call lead instructor Tom Fieber (406) 250-3386 or Stephanie Gillin at (406) 883-2888.

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