(MDC) — The Missouri Department of Conservation will sponsor a Hunter Education Course in Eldon on Friday, Mar. 9 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and continuing on Saturday, Mar. 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eldon Department of Public Safety located at 111 S. Oak.  Students must attend both sessions to get credit for the course.


(MDC) — The Missouri Department of Conservation will sponsor a Hunter Education Course in Eldon on Friday, Mar. 9 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and continuing on Saturday, Mar. 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eldon Department of Public Safety located at 111 S. Oak.  Students must attend both sessions to get credit for the course.

Included in the training will be gun safety, information about firearms and ammunition, the role of the hunter and hunting in wildlife management and conservation, responsibilities of the outdoors person, outdoor ethics and hunter preparedness.

Those successfully completing the course will receive a Hunter Education Certification Card from the Missouri Department of Conservation.  Such certification is mandatory before a hunter can purchase a hunting permit in many states and Canadian Provinces.  Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1967 is required to be certified before purchasing a firearms permit in the state of Missouri.

Certification is limited to students 11 years of age or older.
Students under the age of 14 should bring proof of age.  If applicable, students should bring their Heritage Card or any permit purchased after Feb. 1, 1996.

Pre-registration is required and can be done by going online at http://my.register-ed.com/panel/statelanding/MO or by calling (573)346-2210.