Hunter ed course to be held in RRSP

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Missouri Department of Conservation will host a hunter education certification class at the Emory Melton Inn and Convention Center in Roaring River State Park on Aug. 29 and 30.

The class is scheduled be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Aug. 29 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 30. There will be a one-hour lunch break from noon to 1 p.m. on Aug. 30. Students will be on their own during the break.

Individuals who were born on or after Jan. 1, 1967, must successfully complete a Missouri Hunter Education course before they will be allowed to purchase a firearms hunting permit.

Students, who must be at least 11 years old to attend the class, are required to participate in all segments of the course to be eligible for certification. Students who are under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Individuals who have a Heritage card or permit should bring those documents to the class, which will be limited to 30 students. All students are required to pre-register for the course.

For more information, call Barry County Conservation Agent Travis McLain at 847-4784 or e-mail him at Pre-registration can be completed by calling the Roaring River Hatchery at 847-2430.

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