Hunter education course to be offered Oct. 1

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Missouri’s hunter education course is required for any hunter born on or after Jan. 1, 1967. Individuals must complete both the knowledge and skills portion of the Hunter Education Program to receive hunter education certification. All students must be at least 11 years of age to participate.
The next opportunity in Perry County will take place Friday, Oct. 1, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Perryville Elks Lodge, 921 N. Perryville Blvd.
The Hunter Education Program has two portions: knowledge and skills. Students must complete and pass both of the portions in order to earn their certificate. Students must first complete the knowledge portion by choosing one of two options:
Hunter Education Online - $15.00 fee (paid to online course provider)
The convenient online/mobile course is adapted to those with sight and hearing difficulties. It includes text, audio, images, graphs, videos and interactive animation to help individuals complete the entire chapter reviews. Y
Participants are required to complete all the chapter reviews in order to receive your skills-session qualifier certificate. They then must print a copy of the skills-session qualifier certificate or display the PDF on a mobile device to enter the skills session. Missouri residents 16 years of age and older have the option to complete the entire program online. There is a $15-fee (paid to online program provider) associated with this option. Once you’ve completed the course and passed a 60-question final exam with a score of 80 percent or better, you will receive your certification.
Self-Study Guide -- Free
Order a study guide online or pick one up at a Missouri Department of Conservation office. Study the illustrated manual, complete all chapter review questions, and present to the instructor at the skills session.
After completing the knowledge portion of the Hunter Education program, students must then attend a four-hour skills session to complete their certification. This session consists of instructor led, hands on exercises designed to help students put their knowledge into practice. Students must also pass a 35 question multiple choice test to obtain their certification.
Missouri residents 16 and older have the option to complete the entire program online. There is a $15-fee (paid to online program provider) associated with this option. Once individuals have completed the course and passed a 60-question final exam with a score of 80 percent or better, they will receive their certification. Visit https://www.hunter-ed.com/missouri/ for additional information.
Prior registration for this skills session is required and can be completed by visiting https://mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/.
Those with questions about the Hunter Education Program or the registration process are encouraged to can contact Perry County Conservation Agent Christopher Doran at 573-517-9056 or the MDC Southeast Regional Office at 573-290-5730.

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