Elk NetworkApplication Period Open for 2024 Master Hunter Program

General | October 13, 2023

The Montana Master Hunter Program is accepting applications for its 2024 classes.

Sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, it is a unique course that combines classroom and online instruction with field work to help build trust and working relationships between landowners and hunters. The program offers skills mastery combined with conservation and stewardship education, as well as specialized ballistics and marksmanship training.

Instructors include ranchers, farmers, landowners, university faculty, professional shooting instructors, wildlife managers, wildlife biologists, first aid personnel and backcountry survival and equipment experts.

Hunters who successfully complete the course will be allowed managed hunting access to partner farms and ranches, and deepened knowledge and skillset that will make them more competent, successful hunters.

“The Montana Master Hunter Program develops a network of highly skilled, ethical, safe hunters that will serve as an example to others and help establish positive relationships with private landowners,’ said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. “RMEF is proud to support this innovative program.”

Applications close on November 30, 2023. Courses will be held in Bozeman, Kalispell and Missoula.

Click here to apply.

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