MDC: Hunter education skills session scheduled for West Plains

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a Hunter Education skills session Aug. 2, at 5:30 p.m. at MDC’s Ozark Regional Office, located at 551 Joe Jones Blvd., in West Plains.

Hunter education is required to buy a firearms hunting permit in Missouri for any hunter born on or after Jan. 1, 1967. Hunters must complete step one, a knowledge portion, and step two, a skills session, in order to become hunter education certified. Either of these two scheduled skills sessions will meet the step two requirement.

MDC improving fish habitat at Norfork and Bull Shoals lakes

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Good fishing begins with good habitat. Increasing angling enjoyment is the primary objective of a habitat improvement project currently underway on the Missouri portions of Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes. This project – which is a cooperative effort of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Bass Pro Shops, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – is designed to increase the number of fish habitat structures in the Missouri portions of these popular fishing destinations in the south-central part of the state.


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