The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will sponsor a Hunter Education Course from Friday, March 8, (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) through Saturday, March 9, (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center, 12 miles south of Monroe City.
Class registration must be made online at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Web site - www.mdc.mo.gov . Go to “Hunter/Bowhunter Education” under regs and areas, then “Find a Hunter Ed Class” under Hunter Education and Safety, then go to “Hunter Education Classroom Course” and register at the March 8 date.
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 MDC. 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. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children during the registration process that occurs on March 8. Class size will be restricted to 20.
On Saturday, March 9, the hunter education class will end at approximately 3 p.m. A voluntary shooting exercise will be conducted afterwards 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 from the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center to the shooting range. MDC will provide firearms and ammunition.
For information or assistance registering online, contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office at 20642 Highway J, Monroe City, MO 63456 or by telephone at (573) 735-4097.