Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
To the Hunter Education Student
Montana’s hunter education instructors invite you to participate in this hunter education course. As you’ll see, hunting is still very much a way of life in this state, and Montanans are proud of their hunting heritage.
Bountiful landscapes, clean water and air, and few inhabitants all make this an ideal place for wildlife and hunters to roam. Big game populations are at or near record numbers, and hunting access is good. Combine all of these factors, and you have all the components in place for some very special hunting.
This untamed and rugged country, however, can be unforgiving. We urge you to plan your hunt carefully and to always keep safety in mind. Being prepared and knowing what to expect are key ingredients for a memorable hunt. Please study all the information in this manual, and take the time before your hunt to carefully review Montana’s hunting regulations. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask your instructor or contact any Fish, Wildlife & Parks office.
Hunters have worked hard to conserve Montana's wildlife populations and champion its hunting traditions. Keeping this heritage alive requires all hunters to be safe, legal, and responsible.
This manual is dedicated to the hundreds of volunteers who serve as hunter education instructors in Montana. These dedicated men and women give freely of their time, knowledge, and experience to help Montanans in becoming safe, responsible, and involved stewards of our wildlife and hunting heritage. To all of our instructors in the state, we owe a continuing debt of gratitude.
We wish you a lifetime of safe and enjoyable hunting.
Education Bureau Chief
How to get in touch with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
490 North Meridian Road
Kalispell, MT 59901 406-752-5501
3201 Spurgin Road
Missoula, MT 59804 406-542-5500
1400 South 19th
Bozeman, MT 59718 406-994-4042
4600 Giant Springs Road
Great Falls, MT 59405 406-454-5840
2300 Lake Elmo Drive
Billings, MT 59105 406-247-2940
54078 US Hwy 2W
Glasgow, MT 59230 406-228-3700
PO Box 1630
MT 59301 406-234-0900
1420 East Sixth Ave,
PO Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620 406-444-2535
TURN IN POACHERS
1-800-TIP-MONT or 1-800-847-6668