MDC offers firearms safety class in Jefferson City for youth hunters

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering a free firearms safety class for youth hunters, ages 6 to 15. The class is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at MDC's Runge Conservation Nature Center, located on HWY 179 approximately a quarter mile north of HWY 50 in Jefferson City.

Instructors will teach young hunters the fundamentals of firearm safety. Although not a hunter-education course, this class can help youth hunters be safe during hunting season. The course will cover tips on firearm safety, safe methods for carrying a firearm, and tree-stand safety.

Registration is required by calling 573-526-5544. Youth aged 6-10 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

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