The Missouri Department of Conservation's Runge Nature Center will host three Hunter Education Skills sessions this fall.
Missouri's Wildlife Code requires anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1967, or any person age 11-15 who hunts alone, to complete the hunter education course in order to purchase a firearm hunting permit.
The course is divided into a knowledge portion and a skills portion, which includes an exam. Both portions must be completed to become certified. More information about the knowledge portion is available online at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/hunter-education-skills-training.
Hunter Education Skills Sessions are scheduled from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 4-8 p.m. Sept. 28 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 14 in Jefferson City at Runge Nature Center, 330 Commerce Drive.
These sessions include hands-on safety demonstrations and a final exam. Participants must register by calling 573-526-5544.
Before registering for a skills session, individuals must first complete part one online, through self-study, or by attending a classroom session.