"Apprentice Hunter Packet" - Montana

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Apprentice Hunter Program - The Process
Completing Apprentice Hunter Mentor Form
Obtaining an Apprentice Hunter Certificate
Who
Who
The mentor MUST complete the form.
The apprentice hunter MUST go to
The mentor MUST sign their section and
an FWP Office and have a completed
get signed approval from the parent or
Apprentice Hunter Certification Form
legal guardian, if applicable.
to purchase their Apprentice Hunter
Where
Certificate.
The form can be picked up at any FWP
Where
office or downloaded from the FWP
Purchase at any FWP office.
website.
Fee
Fee
$5
There is no fee for the Mentor form.
Purchasing Species Specific License(s)
Go Hunting
Who
The mentor MUST accompany and supervise
The apprentice may purchase any appropri-
the apprentice while hunting and MUST
ate licenses that the apprentice is eligible
remain within sight of and direct voice
for once they have received their Appren-
contact with the apprentice hunter at all
tice Hunter Certification. Proof of Montana
times. The mentor MUST have the Ap-
residency is required to purchase Montana
prentice Hunter Mentor Form in his/her
resident licenses. *If a resident minor,
possession at all times while in the field.
parent’s valid MT Drivers License or ID card
must be presented at the time of purchase.
A mentor MAY also hunt when
Where
accompanying their apprentice.
Purchase at any FWP office or license pro-
vider.
The apprentice MUST have their
Fee
Conservation License and other applicable
licenses in their possession at all times
An apprentice hunter who is under 12 years of age is eligible to
obtain the unlimited reduced cost licenses available to a person who
while in the field.
is 12 years of age. All other normal license fees apply.
Apprentice Hunter Program - The Process
Completing Apprentice Hunter Mentor Form
Obtaining an Apprentice Hunter Certificate
Who
Who
The mentor MUST complete the form.
The apprentice hunter MUST go to
The mentor MUST sign their section and
an FWP Office and have a completed
get signed approval from the parent or
Apprentice Hunter Certification Form
legal guardian, if applicable.
to purchase their Apprentice Hunter
Where
Certificate.
The form can be picked up at any FWP
Where
office or downloaded from the FWP
Purchase at any FWP office.
website.
Fee
Fee
$5
There is no fee for the Mentor form.
Purchasing Species Specific License(s)
Go Hunting
Who
The mentor MUST accompany and supervise
The apprentice may purchase any appropri-
the apprentice while hunting and MUST
ate licenses that the apprentice is eligible
remain within sight of and direct voice
for once they have received their Appren-
contact with the apprentice hunter at all
tice Hunter Certification. Proof of Montana
times. The mentor MUST have the Ap-
residency is required to purchase Montana
prentice Hunter Mentor Form in his/her
resident licenses. *If a resident minor,
possession at all times while in the field.
parent’s valid MT Drivers License or ID card
must be presented at the time of purchase.
A mentor MAY also hunt when
Where
accompanying their apprentice.
Purchase at any FWP office or license pro-
vider.
The apprentice MUST have their
Fee
Conservation License and other applicable
licenses in their possession at all times
An apprentice hunter who is under 12 years of age is eligible to
obtain the unlimited reduced cost licenses available to a person who
while in the field.
is 12 years of age. All other normal license fees apply.
Apprentice Hunter Program - The People
The Apprentice Hunter law was enacted by the 2015 State Legislature creating
Mentor
the opportunity for youth 10-17 years of age to hunt without completing hunter
education. The law was amended in 2017 to increase the age limit and prohibit
an apprentice hunter from obtaining a black bear, mountain lion or wolf license.
A mentor MUST:
· be 21 years old or older
·
Apprentice
· if the apprentice hunter is under 18 years of age,
·
be related to the apprentice by blood, adoption, or
An apprentice MUST:
marriage; or be the apprentice’s legal guardian, or be
· be 10 years of age or older at the time of license
·
designated by the apprentice’s legal guardian
purchase.
· have completed hunter education–if born after Jan.
·
· have appropriate current Montana hunting li-
·
1, 1985
cense(s) for the species being hunted; the licens-
· have a current Montana hunting license
·
es MUST show that he/she is Apprentice Hunter
· complete an Apprentice Hunter Mentor Form
·
Certified.
· agree to accompany and supervise the apprentice hunter and
·
An apprentice MAY:
remain within sight of and direct voice contact with the appren-
tice hunter at all times while in the field
· be a resident or nonresident
·
· confirm that the apprentice hunter possesses the physical and
·
· obtain an Apprentice Hunter Certification for no more than 2
·
psychological capacity to safely and ethically engage in hunting
license years before they must complete a hunter safety and
activities.
education course
A mentor MAY:
hunt when accompanying their apprentice.
An apprentice is NOT ELIGIBLE to:
· obtain a special bow and arrow license without first having
·
Violation of these terms could result in the loss of hunting privi-
completed a bowhunter education course and be 12 years of
leges for up to one full license season.
age before January 16 of the following year.
Parent or Legal Guardian
· obtain a resident hound training license for chasing moun-
·
tain lion
· participate in a hunting license or permit drawing with a
·
If the mentor is not related to the apprentice (under
limited quota
18 years of age) by blood, adoption, or marriage, the
· obtain any bighorn sheep, black bear, mountain lion or wolf
·
parent MUST:
license
·
·
designate the mentor on an Apprentice Hunter
· obtain an elk license if under 15 years of age
·
Mentor Form (available online or at any FWP
office.)
Apprentice Hunter Certfication Form
Take this completed form to an FWP office to be certified and to purchase your Appren-
tice Hunter Certificate ($5). The Apprentice must also purchase a Conservation License
along with any appropriate Montana hunting license(s) for the species being hunted.
*Montana resident: must present a valid Montana Drivers License or ID Card at the time
of license purchase; if apprentice is under 18 years of age, a valid parent’s Drivers License
or ID Card must be presented at the time of license purchase as proof of residency.
Apprentice Information
Name
First
MI
Last
Jr./Sr.
Home Phone
(
)
-
Mailing Address
Physical Address
City
State
Zipcode
Country
Weight
Height
Hair
Eyes
Date of Birth
ALS#
Last 4-digits of SSN
Female
Male
Signature of Apprentice
X
A person 10 years of age or older may be certified to receive an apprentice hunting
license and may hunt in Montana, without hunter education, when accompanied by a
mentor. The apprentice hunter is NOT ELIGIBLE to:
• obtain a special bow and arrow license without first having completed a bowhunter
education course and be at least 12 years of age by January 16 of the following year;
• obtain a resident hound training license for chasing mountain lion;
• participate in a hunting license or permit drawing with a limited quota;
• obtain any bighorn sheep, black bear, mountain lion or wolf license;
• obtain an elk license if under 15 years of age.
For office use only.
Apprentice Hunter Mentor Form
Mentor must carry this form with them while in the field.
APPRENTICE
A person 10 years of age or older who is awarded an apprentice hunting certificate may hunt in Montana
when accompanied by a mentor but is NOT ELIGIBLE to:
• obtain a special bow and arrow license without first having completed a bowhunter education course and be 12 years of age by Jan. 16 of
the following year.
• obtain a resident hound training license for chasing mountain lion;
• participate in a hunting license or permit drawing with a limited quota;
• obtain any bighorn sheep, black bear, mountain lion or wolf license.
• obtain an elk license if under 15 years of age.
Apprentice Information
Last Name:
First Name:
MI:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip code:
Date of Birth:
ALS Number:
MENTOR
A mentor must be at least 21 years old and meet all of the following requirements:
related to the apprentice or appointed by the apprentice’s legal guardian (if apprentice is under 18 years of age); if born after Jan. 1, 1985, must
have completed hunter education; must have a current Montana hunting license; agree to supervise closely the apprentice and remain within
sight of and direct voice contact with the apprentice hunter at all times while in the field; confirm that the apprentice is psychologically and
physically prepared to safely and ethically hunt.
Violation of these terms by an apprentice hunter or mentor could result in the loss of hunting privileges for up to one full license season.
Mentor Information
Last Name:
First Name:
MI:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip code:
Date of Birth:
Hunter Ed. Cert. #:
ALS Number:
Phone number:
Mentor is:
Related to the apprentice by blood, adoption, or marriage, or is the apprentice’s legal guardian
Designated as a mentor by the parent or legal guardian of the apprentice
Not related to the apprentice 18 years of age or older
I, the undersigned, confirm that the above named apprentice possesses the physical and psychological capacity to safely and ethically engage
in hunting activities. Furthermore, I acknowledge that I have read and understand all of the above conditions required of me while acting as an
apprentice mentor. In signing this form, I, the undersigned, swear or affirm that all of the information contained in this form is true and correct.
Signature of Mentor: ____________________________________
PARENT or LEGAL GUARDIAN and ASSIGNMENT to MENTOR
This section is required if mentor is NOT related to the apprentice by blood, adoption, or marriage.
Parent or Legal Guardian Information
Last Name:
First Name:
MI:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip code:
Date of Birth:
Hunter Ed. Cert. #:
ALS Number:
Phone number:
Assignment to mentor
I, ______________________________________, as the parent or legal guardian of the above named apprentice hereby affirm that the above
named mentor is capable and qualified to assist the named apprentice and hereby grant my permission to him/her to accompany the named
apprentice.
Signature of Parent or Legal Guardian Authorizing Mentor: _____________________________________________________
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