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The Montana Field Day

Important Field Day Information

Locating and Signing Up for the Field Day

If you are 11-17 years of age, you will need to locate and sign up for a required in person field day after passing the online portion of the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks hunter education course. Students who take the course online and pass the written exam will receive a field day qualifier certificate that they must bring to the in-person field day.

Locate and sign up for the Field Day in your area. If you have any questions about the Field Day requirement, please call 406-444-9947.

Important! Bring your Hunter Education Field Day Qualifier Certificate to the Field Day as proof of having completed the online course.

Warning! We strongly encourage students to register for a field day as soon as possible as opportunities are limited after Oct. 1 each year. Please note, if students take the online class in the fall, there may not be another field day scheduled until spring the following year.

What to Expect at the Field Day

The field day provides hands-on instruction and presents realistic scenarios in firearm handling and safety as well as hunting ethics.

Field day participants will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:

  • Four main rules of firearm safety
  • P.R.O.V.E.
  • Key points about landowner relations and hunting ethics
  • Selecting a firearm/ammo
  • Safe firearm handling, including trail caries, obstacle crossings, loading/unloading firearms from vehicles, handing off firearms
  • Basic animal identification
  • Shoot/don’t shoot scenarios
  • Zones of fire
  • Shooting positions

Instructors will closely evaluate students. Those who cannot demonstrate proficiency in the above topics will not be certified. They will not be able to hunt until passing a field day. 

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