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Official Montana Hunting Safety Course Link to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Hello, hunter! Montana's online hunting course has moved. Click here to go to the latest version of the Today's Hunter in Montana course—the official hunting safety course of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

The following course material is for reference only. Please go to the new course to complete your Montana certification.

Don't Stalk Turkeys!

Most turkey hunting injuries happen when one hunter stalks another. Don’t stalk turkeys! It doesn’t work and it’s dangerous.

Successful turkey hunters sit and call.

To safely hunt a turkey:

  • Assume any noise is made by a human.
  • Never wear turkey colors—red, blue, black or white.
  • Call only with a large tree at your back.
  • Drape an orange vest around a tree near your calling location so that other hunters know you’re there.

If you see another hunter:

  • DON’T MOVE!
  • Don’t wave, whistle or make turkey or animal sounds to attract his or her attention.

Be sure of your target … and beyond!

Turkey Stalking Stinks!
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