The Missouri Department of Conservation will sponsor a Missouri Hunter Education course at the Purdy High School.
The three-day 12-hour course will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 and Friday, Sept. 28 and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 29
The training will include gun safety, information about firearms, ammunition, wildlife management and conservation, hunter responsibility to the landowner, wildlife and the environment.
The course will also teach a special section on outdoor ethics and hunter preparedness.
Individuals completing the course receive a Missouri Heritage card with a hunter education certification from the Department of Conservation. This certification is mandatory for any individual to purchase a hunting permit.
Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1967, must present proof of hunter education training, in order to purchase a Missouri hunting permit.
Certification is limited to students 11 years and older. A birth certificate is required for students under 16.
Pre-registration at http://mdc.mo.gov/education is required and is limited to the first 25 applicants.
Students are required to bring a pencil, ink pen, highlighter, and social security number.
Participants that have a Missouri Heritage card or Missouri hunting or fishing permit, are requested to bring those as well.