• Becoming an Outdoors Woman


    Overview

    Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) introduces women to different outdoor skills such as fishing, hunting, shooting, archery, orienteering, camp cooking, kayaking, and much more. BOW provides participants with information, encouragement, and hands-on instruction.

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    A BOW workshop is for you if…
    • You have never tried these activities but have hoped for an opportunity to learn.
    • You are a beginner who hopes to improve your skills.
    • You know how to do some of these activities but would like to try your hand at some new ones.
    • You enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded individuals and you seek time away to reconnect with nature.
    To learn more, visit the BOW page at: fwp.mt.gov
    Managed And Approved By:

    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

    http://fwp.mt.gov
  • Summer Walk Series


    Overview

    This summer, local Helena Conservation groups will collaborate to host a series of summer education walks. These groups include Lewis and Clark Conservation District, Montana Historical Society, Prickly Pear Land Trust, Helena Lewis and Clark National Forest, Helena Parks & Recreation, the Montana Discovery Foundation, FWP’s Montana Wild, Last Chance Audubon, Exploration Works and The Lake Helena Watershed Group. Every Tuesday and Thursday starting June 20th through August 17th, one of the partner agencies will be leading a one-hour outdoor educational walk in the Helena area. June and July walks will start at 6:00PM MST, August walks will start at 7:00pm MST. Each walk will focus on a different topic with topics including fire history, bear safety, water quality, geology, local history and more! Locations will vary with each presentation. Attendance is limited to twenty people per walk and signup will be open to the public 14 days before each event. Please ensure that you register each member of your party. To ensure a positive experience for all, some of these walks do have an age limit. Please check the description of each walk for age limits and description of trail difficulty.

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    • Walks will be Tuesdays and Thursdays and approximately 1 hour long. June and July walks begin at 6:00pm, August walks at 7:00pm.
    • Attendance is limited to 20 people per walk (not 20 groups, 20 people).
    • Some walks have age limits. These will be listed in the individual walk descriptions.
    • Children MUST be supervised by an adult.
    Managed And Approved By:

    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

    http://fwp.mt.gov
  • Trapper Education Online Field Day


    Overview

    View upcoming events and register for the state-required Montana Trapper Education Field Day. You cannot show up at a Field Day without registering first.

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    This course covers how to trap ethically, responsibly, humanely, and selectively. The required field course will provide an opportunity for hands-on learning to set various traps and handle trapping equipment. All in-person courses are led by experienced trappers who are certified volunteer instructors. The required field course is free, including any provided printed materials.

    Managed And Approved By:

    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

    http://fwp.mt.gov
  • Bowhunter Education Classroom Course


    Overview

    Select this program to view upcoming events and register for the Montana Bowhunter Education Classroom Course. You cannot show up at a Bowhunter Education Classroom Course without registering first.

    Managed And Approved By:

    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

    http://fwp.mt.gov
  • Montana Bowhunter Education Field Day for Online Students


    Overview

    Students age 12 – 17 are required to take an in-person field day after completing the online course and receiving their field day qualifier certificate. Consistent with FWP’s licensing laws, students who are currently 11 and who will turn 12 by Jan. 16 of the current license year (March – Feb.) may take online Bowhunter Education and the requisite field day. Adults 18+ may take the field day to gain hands-on experience, though it is not required for this age group... The field day offers essential in-person, hands-on, experience in handling archery equipment, tree stand use, hunting ethics, landowner relations, blood trailing, bear awareness, and more. Students must demonstrate proficiency in safety and hunting ethics to receive full certification and will be required to retake the field day if they cannot demonstrate proficiency.

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    This field day is a required follow up to the online course for students age 12 - 17. It is voluntary for adults 18 and older who would like the chance to practice hands on safety skills. If you are 18 and older and have completed the online course, you may purchase a license by visiting the Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks Webpage. If you are 12 - 17 and have completed the online course, you will need to register for a required field day using your field day qualifier certificate number. After completion of the field day, you may purchase a license.

    If you have not yet completed the online course, you may register at Bowhunter-Ed.com

    Managed And Approved By:

    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

    http://fwp.mt.gov
  • Hunter Education Classroom Course


    Overview

    Select this program to view upcoming events and register for the Montana Hunter Education Classroom Course. You cannot show up at a Hunter Education Classroom Course without registering first.

    Managed And Approved By:

    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

    http://fwp.mt.gov
  • Montana In-Person Hunter Education Field Day for Online Students


    Overview

    Students age 12 – 17 are required to take an in-person field day after completing the online course and receiving their field day qualifier certificate. Consistent with FWP’s licensing laws, students who are currently 11 and who will turn 12 by Jan. 16 of the current license year (March – Feb) may take online Hunter Education and the requisite field day. Adults 18 and older may take the field day to gain hands-on experience, though it is not required for this age group. The field day provides essential in-person, hands-on, experience in firearm handling, live-fire (in some locations), hunting ethics, landowner relations, and more. Students must demonstrate proficiency in firearm handling and hunting ethics and will be required to retake the field day if they cannot demonstrate proficiency.

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    This field day is a required follow up to the online course for students age 12-17. It is voluntary for adults 18 and older who would like the chance to practice hands-on safety skills. If you are 18 and older and have completed the online course, you may purchase a license by visiting the Montana Fish, Wildlife, & Parks Webpage. If you are 12-17 and have completed the online course, you will need to register for a required field day using your field day qualifier certificate number. After completion of the field day, you may purchase a license.

    If you have not yet completed the online course, you may register at Hunter-Ed.com

    Managed And Approved By:

    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

    http://fwp.mt.gov
  • Montana Snowmobile Avalanche Awareness Class


    Overview

    In partnership with the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center (GNFAC), the Friends of the GNFAC offer free avalanche awareness classes.

    Based in Bozeman, Montana, the GNFAC covers an area of approximately 10,000 square kilometers, including the Bridger, Gallatin, and Madison Ranges, the Lionhead area near West Yellowstone, and the mountains around Cooke City.

    The Friends of the GNFAC is a non-profit with a mission to support avalanche awareness and education through a partnership with the GNFAC. For more information, see http://www.mtavalanche.com/.

    Managed And Approved By:

    Montana State Parks

    http://stateparks.mt.gov/
  • Montana Snowmobile Club Event Calendar


    Overview

    Montana’s Snowmobile Clubs provide many fun and exciting events throughout the year. Browse the listed events and find one to attend.

    Managed And Approved By:

    Montana State Parks

    http://stateparks.mt.gov/
  • Montana Snowmobile Field Safety Education Course


    Overview

    To obtain a snowmobile operator's safety certificate, a person must attend and successfully complete a Montana-approved snowmobile safety education course. Classes are taught by volunteer instructors across the state.

    Those riders who do not possess a valid driver’s license must take and successfully complete a Montana-approved snowmobile safety course for riding on specially-designated roads in Montana.

    Interested in learning more about avalanche safety? Visit Backcountry Ascender for a free online avalanche education tool.

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    Anyone wanting to ride on specially-designated roads must have a driver’s license or a snowmobile safety certificate. Adults must have a motor vehicle driver’s license. Minors must have a Snowmobile Safety education course certificate and be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age and be within eyesight of the minor.

    Managed And Approved By:

    Montana State Parks

    http://stateparks.mt.gov/
  • Wolf Trapping Certification Class


    Overview

    Select this program to view upcoming events and register for the Montana Wolf Trapping Certification Class. You cannot show up at a Wolf Trapping Certification Class without registering first.

    Managed And Approved By:

    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

    http://fwp.mt.gov