Administration of Hunter Education
Who is Responsible for Administering Hunter Education Courses and Managing Wildlife in Montana?
In Montana, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) is responsible for administering Hunter Education courses and managing wildlife. Both classroom courses and an online course are available to students.
Montana Hunter Education classroom courses are free to participants. Most volunteer instructors are hunters who are dedicating their time to make sure you get a good start as a hunter. Even though the instructors are volunteers, Hunter Education still costs money because manuals and other class materials are not free. Much of the money for wildlife management and Hunter Education comes from a tax placed on firearms, ammunition, and archery equipment.
When you take the online course, you may study the course material for free. After you pass the course, you pay the course fee.