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There will be a Hunter Education class offered on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Williams Shootin’ Iron Service near Vanzant on Douglas County road 142.
Students will only need to bring a sack lunch for the class. Books and pencils will be provided. Students need to pre-register by Oct. 7 (today) by calling Paul Williams at 417-948-0902.
There will also be a Hunter Education class offered Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Mansfield Shooting Range.
Times for the class will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. It is mandatory to attend both days. Books and pencils will be provided. For more information or directions contact Conservation Agent Keith Wollard at 417-259-0736.
Included in these trainings will be gun safety, information about firearms and ammunition, the role of the hunter, wildlife management and conservation, responsibilities of the outdoors person, outdoor ethics and Missouri laws.
Those successfully completing either course will receive a hunter education certification card from the Department of Conservation. Such certification is mandatory before a hunter can purchase a hunting license in many states. Certification is limited to student’s 11 years of age or older.