posted on February 01, 2011 11:05 :: 377 Views
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Education - Region 7
They may not have classrooms or retirement plans, but a group of southeastern Montana educators have accumulated a combined 135 years of teaching experience.
They’re local hunter and bowhunter education instructors, and what makes their service even more remarkable is that every hour of teaching has been voluntary. Together, they have taught thousands of southeastern Montana youth about gun safety, the subtleties and challenges of bowhunting, hunter ethics and behavior. Some of the classrooms have been church basements, or community halls. Others have been public schools and the regional headquarters for FWP.
Instead of a diploma, graduates of the hunter education program have something better: a passport to a lifetime of hunting and fishing in Montana.
For more details and a list of this years award winners log on to fwp.mt.gov