The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will offer a skill session of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Hunter Education Class. The class will be on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center, 15 miles south of Monroe City. The skill session of the class will take place from 5–9 p.m.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will offer a skill session of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Hunter Education Class. The class will be on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center, 15 miles south of Monroe City. The skill session of the class will take place from 5–9 p.m.

Class registration must be made on-line at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) web site: www.mdc.mo.gov to “Hunter Education and Skills Training,” then go to “Missouri Hunter Education Skills Course” and register at the date of the skill course. Students must complete the knowledge part and earn your skills-session qualifier certificate before attending the skills-session.
If you plan to hunt during a Missouri firearms season you must first complete an approved hunter-education certification program and provide proof of completion unless:

You are 15 years or younger and will be hunting with a properly permitted adult mentor 18 years of age or older.

You were born before Jan. 1, 1967.

You enrolled in a hunter-education course but failed to pass the certification tests due to a developmental disability, and you received an exemption from MDC’s Protection Division. 
- You are 16 or older and have purchased an Apprentice Hunter Authorization and will be hunting with a properly permitted adult mentor 18 years of age or older.
- You are the landowner or lessee hunting on land you own or upon which you reside.
There are two options to complete your Hunter Education Certification.
Option 1: Blended Format (All ages)
The blended format has two parts: knowledge and skills. You must complete and pass both sessions to earn your certificate. Please note that both sessions must be completed in Missouri. Another state's knowledge session will not count towards your Missouri hunter education certificate.
Step 1: Knowledge Session
Choose one of three convenient options to complete the knowledge session:

Hunter Education Online - $15 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 you complete all the chapter reviews. You must complete all the chapter reviews in order to receive your skills-session qualifier certificate. You must print a copy of the skills-session qualifier certificate or display the PDF on your mobile device to enter the skills session.

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.

Classroom session — Free — Register and attend a four-hour classroom session featuring lectures and videos. You must attend the session, complete all student manual chapter review questions, and present to the instructor at the skills session.

Step Two: Skills Session and Final Exam
Register for a skills session and pass the exam No matter how you complete the knowledge session you MUST register for and attend a four-hour skills session. You must bring your student manual with all chapter reviews completed or the online skills session qualifier certificate to gain entry.

The skills session includes a mandatory 35-question, multiple-choice final exam. After successfully completing the skills session, you will receive a temporary certificate so you can purchase a permit and hunt immediately.

All Online (16 years of age or older)
Missouri residents, 16 years of age and older can complete the entire program online. Take a class online for a $15-fee (paid to online program provider). 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. You do not have to attend a skill session.

No matter how you complete the knowledge part and earn your skills-session qualifier certificate in step one, you must register for and attend a four-hour skills session. You must also bring your skills-session qualifier certificate or study guide with all chapters completed to gain entry. The skills session includes a mandatory 35-question, multiple-choice final exam. After completing step two successfully, you will receive a temporary certificate so you can purchase a permit and hunt immediately. MDC recommends that youth begin hunting with an adult mentor to become familiar with hunting and terminology before taking the course. Youths younger than 16 years of age do not need hunter education to hunt any game species in Missouri until they are ready to hunt alone.
Hunter education training is a form of life insurance. This type of training decreases the chance of being injured in a hunting-related accident as it serves to educate those who will take to the woods. If you have questions, please contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office at 20642 Highway J, Monroe City, Mo. 63456 or by telephone at 573-735-4097.