Interested applicants must complete an application online that is screened for each applicants’ ability to meet the basic qualifications. A selection committee reviews all applications. The cost of the program in 2020 is $395 per participant and need-based scholarships are available upon request. Each class is limited to 30 hunters. Course fees include 406 Precision (shooting and ballistics instruction); in-person class expenses; and online programming. These fees only partially offset the costs associated with the program—the full course is valued at $1,600/person.
Eligibility for hunters who would like to enroll in the Montana Master Hunter program include:
No violations of FWP or state trespassing laws;
Verification of having a big game license in Montana for the last five years;
Must be a Montana resident
We have rigorous program requirements and policies. Please read the requirements carefully.
2020 Application will BE open November 15, 2019 to january 10, 2020
Classes will be held in Bozeman, Helena and Missoula. Dates coming soon. This year classes will be held over two days on three consecutive weekends.
If you have been accepted in to the Master Hunter Program, you will be provided with access to the course materials and other resources.