This program’s partner ranches are excited to host a group of thoughtful, skilled hunters who are dedicated to their craft. They are eager to share the challenges associated with agriculture and managing working lands, and they want to help foster an ethic of respect and stewardship in our course graduates.

If this sounds like you—a hunter who would like to invest in your knowledge and skill-set, while having the opportunity to prove yourself in the field hunting on private ranches—we hope you will consider applying for this first-of-its-kind course!

Students interested in applying for admission to this course may do so using the online application below. Applications will be received up until February, 2019.

Eligibility for hunters who would like to enroll in the 2019 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;
  • Montana resident hunters only;
  • The cost of the program is $200 per participant and need-based scholarships are available upon request.  Program fees partially off-set facility use fees and other similar costs;
  • The program is limited to 30 hunters per course who are primarily rifle hunters. Bow hunters will be accommodated in future Montana Master Hunter certification courses.


The 2019 course application is closed.  Please check back after 2019 regular hunting season for updates on the 2020 program.