Montana’s Hunter Safety Education Program

Formal hunter education efforts began in the late 1940s and later expanded nationwide until it is now required almost everywhere, including Montana. Since the implementation of education, there has been a tremendous decline in hunting-related incidents across the country.

By completing and passing this Montana-approved online hunting license course, you will have satisfied the classroom educational requirement for Montana.

Get Safe. Get Certified. It’s the Law!

Who Needs the Certificate?

To purchase a Montana hunting license, any person born after January 1, 1985, must show a certificate of completing a hunter education course.

Good in Other States

All states and provinces that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept Montana Hunter Education certifications. Likewise, Montana will accept hunter education certifications that are issued by other states and provinces that meet official IHEA-USA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)

Why Hunter Education?

Since states have begun requiring hunter education, over the last 30 years hunting incidents have drastically decreased, while the number of hunters has increased. Today, hunting is one of the safest outdoor activities you can enjoy.

Age Restrictions

Minimum Age You must be at least 18 years old to take the Montana Hunter’s Ed Course online.

For More Information

For additional information on hunter education in Montana, contact:

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
1420 E. Sixth Ave.
P.O. Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701