MDC to hold hunter education class in Greenfield

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GREENFIELD, Mo. – Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) promotes safe, knowledgeable, ethical and responsible hunting through its hunter education program.

Hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1967 must complete an approved hunter education course and display a hunter education certificate card to buy a firearms hunting permit. You must be at least 11 years old to receive hunter education certification. MDC's hunter education curriculum consists of two parts, a knowledge portion that can be completed in a classroom or on-line and a hands-on skills portion.

Both hunter education components will be offered April 18 in the Dade County Health Department building, located at 413 W. Water Street, in Greenfield. A knowledge class will be taught from 8:30 a.m. to noon and a skills session will be taught from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

People can register for the classroom and hands-on skills sessions online at Registration forms for both the morning classroom and afternoon skills portions of this event can be accessed at this site and individuals wishing to take both sessions must complete a registration form for each part (one for knowledge and one for skills). Filling out one registration form will not enroll individuals in both sessions.

More information about this class can be obtained by contacting Dade County Conservation Agent Doug West at or MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Andy Rhodes at 417-629-3423 or Information about MDC's hunter education program can also be found at