MDC offers Hunter Education course and youth waterfowl clinic in Sweet Springs Dec. 11–12

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SWEET SPRINGS, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites youth, ages 11–15, to register for a Hunter Education skills session and a mentored youth waterfowl hunt in the Sweet Springs area Dec. 11–12.

The Hunter Education Skills Session will take place 8 a.m.–4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Sweet Springs Community Center, 322 Spring St, in Sweet Springs. A live-fire session will immediately follow the class. The mentored youth waterfowl hunt will take place 5 a.m.–12 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, at a nearby location.

In order to participate in the Hunter Education Skills Session, students must bring proof of completion of the MDC online knowledge portion of the Hunter Education course, or a Hunter Education booklet with completed chapter reviews. Access the online knowledge portion at for a $19.95 fee, or request a book be mailed to you for free by calling MDC at 816-622-0900.

A $20 refundable registration fee to the Missouri Hunting Heritage Foundation (MHHF) is required to reserve a spot in the mentored hunt. Registration fee is refunded upon request after attending the clinic.

In addition to completing their Hunter Education certification, a supervised live-fire session, and mentored waterfowl hunt, participants will receive a t-shirt from MHHF and will share a group meal.

Space is limited for this unique hunting opportunity and early registration is required by contacting Frank Dugan with MHHF at 816-305-6984, or More information about registration and the event is available at, or by contacting MDC Conservation Educator Jenna Stiek at 573-815-7901, ext. 2886, or