The Drexel VFW Post 4347 will be sponsoring a Hunter Safety Education Class on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 8:00 am – 12:00 noon at 110 1st Street in Drexel, MO. 64742 in preparation for their Squirrel Hunt.
You must be 11 years old as of October 2nd and participants 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Drexel VFW Post 4347 located at 110 1st Street in Drexel, MO. 64742. For questions call: Dennis Desmond @ 660-815-7742 or email Doris Romi: firstname.lastname@example.org. Books may be picked up on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 8:30 am and noon from the Rural Water District 12 at 100 E Walnut in Drexel or email Doris Romi and she can arrange to meet you at the VFW Post 4347 at 110 1st Street with a book or you may pick up one from your Conservation Agent, by calling Phil Needham at 816-809-6259 or Ginger Miller, Missouri Department of Conservation, Conservation Educator at 2010 S. Second St., Clinton Office Clinton, Missouri 64735. Phone: 660-885-8179
You must bring the Todays Hunter Book (This is free) with completed chapter questions in the back or a Qualifier Certificate to class (You must pay for this). Snacks and drinks will be provided by the Drexel VFW Post 4347.
There is a minimum of 10 registered before the class can be held. Parents may also sign up if you haven’t had a hunter Safety Education Class.
You must pick up the book and complete all questions in the back of the book for each chapter and bring your completed book to class (Step # 1 part 2). Unless you do this, you cannot complete the class. Please be aware of COVID. Mask, hand sanitizer, wipes, and temperature check will be available along with a 6 ft spacing. There will be a 35 multiple question Test. You must pass with an 80%.
Questions: Dennis Desmond @ 660-815-7742. Please leave a message if I do not answer.
Step #1: The Knowledge Portion
Choose ONE of three convenient options to complete the knowledge session:
1. Hunter Education Online - Applicable fee of $19.95 online course paid to online program provider. (An option but see #2 below. It’s free.)
Our 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.
2. Self-Study Guide – Free - Do this one. See Doris Romi for a book.
Order a study guide (Todays Hunter Book) 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.
3. 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 #2: Skills Session and Final Exam at the Drexel VFW Post 4347 from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm. Free
Register for a skills session online 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.
After successfully completing the skills session and passing a 35-question, multiple-choice final with a score of 80 percent or better, you will receive a temporary certificate so you can purchase a permit and hunt immediately.
If you plan to hunt during a Missouri firearms season or you are acting as an adult mentor, you MUST first complete an approved hunter-education certification program and provide proof of completion UNLESS:
• You are 15 or younger and will be hunting with a properly permitted adult mentor 18 or older.
• You were born before Jan. 1, 1967.
• You received a disability exemption from Missouri Department of Conservation’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 or older.
• You are the landowner hunting on land you own using Resident Landowner permits.
NOTE: If you can prove you completed an approved hunter education course in another state, you are not required to take Missouri’s Hunter Education Course.