Posted: Mar 15, 2013 1:04 PM by MTN News
HELENA - Montana's spring black bear hunting season opens April 15, with state wildlife officials saying that any licenses bought after April 14 may not be used for five days.
Black bear hunters are limited to one black bear license a year, and all black bear hunters are reminded that they must successfully complete Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' bear identification test before purchasing a black bear license.
Hunters who have already passed the bear identification test do not need to retake it, but FWP encourages black bear hunters to continuously hone their ability to distinguish a black bear from a grizzly.
To take the bear identification test, visit FWP's bear identification training website. Complete the training and test, and then present the printed on-line certificate to purchase a license. The training and test are also available on paper, with a mail-in answer card, at FWP regional offices.