Hunter education safety requirements
The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks requires anyone born after January 1st 1985 to complete a State approved Hunter Education Course.
Become a safe hunter
The purpose of hunter education is to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to become safe, responsible hunters.
The online course
Typically, students meet these needs by attending a traditional, instructor led course including classroom lectures and field/range experiences. In today's society, students have less free time to devote to attending a hunter education course. Online hunter education courses help address this, by allowing students to take hunter safety courses on their own time, at their own pace and in the comfort of their home or office.
You may ask
FAQ - Montana Hunting Safety Course and Hunting License
- Is the Beasafehunter hunter course approved by the state of Montana?
No. We are not approved yet.
- Is there a minimum age to take this online education course?
Yes, the student must be at least 12 years of age to take the online Hunter Education Course.
- Is my Hunter Education Certificate good in other states?
Every U.S. state that demands a Hunter Education Certificate will accept Hunter Education Certificates from other states that conform to IHEA requirements as well.
You should follow your safety course in the State where you are resident.
- Does the Hunter Card expire?
No. It is good for life.
- Who is required to take the Hunter Education course in Montana?
Effective Oct. 1, 2003, anyone born after Jan. 1, 1985 must have a hunter ed card to purchase a Montana hunting license. We honor cards from all states and provinces.
- What types of Montana Hunting Licenses are available?
View the full list of Montana Hunting Licenses available through the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.