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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Hunter education classes to be offered

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake will sponsor two Hunter Education Classes this fall.
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  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake will sponsor two Hunter Education Classes this fall. The first class will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center, located 12 miles south of Monroe City. The second class will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, also at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center location.
    Included in the training will be gun safety, firearm and ammunition information, the role of the hunter, wildlife management, ethics and hunter preparedness. Those successfully completing the course will receive a Missouri Conservation Heritage Card from the Missouri Department of Conservation. This certification is mandatory for anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1967, wishing to hunt turkey or deer or anyone participating in special hunts on U.S. Army Corps of Engineer project lands.
    The class is offered to anyone 11 years or older. Participants should bring to class on Friday their Social Security number, hunting/fishing license, youth tags, and/or heritage card, and on Saturday bring their lunch. Class size will be restricted to 20.
    On Saturday, the hunter education class will end at approximately 3 p.m. Shortly following the classroom portion of the class, a voluntary shooting exercise will be conducted at the shooting range for participants of the Hunter Education class. Students wanting to participate with the shooting exercise must successfully complete the class, and arrange for their own transportation to the Shooting Range located nearby in the Warren G. See South Spillway. No transportation will be provided. The Missouri Department of Conservation will provide firearms and ammunition.
    Class registration must be made on-line at the Missouri Department of Conservation Web site - www.mdc.mo.gov .
    For information contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office at 20642 Highway J, Monroe City, Missouri 63456 or by telephone at (573) 735-4097.
     

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