There will be a Hunter Education class offered in Ava on Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Ava High School Cafeteria on NE 3rd Street.
Class time will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. There will be a lunch break on Saturday from from 12 to 1. Parents are welcome to pick up the students or they can bring a lunch. It is mandatory to attend both days.
Students can register for the class online at www.mdc.mo.gov and go to the hunter education link to find the class they want to attend. There is no fee to take hunter education classes.
Parents or guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend class with their students. Certification is limited to those 11 years of age or older.
Those successfully completing the 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. Students will not need to bring any items with them. Books and pencils will be provided.
Included in the training will be firearm safety, information about firearms and ammunition, the role of a hunter, wildlife management and conservation, responsibilities of the outdoors person, outdoor ethics and Missouri laws.
Contact Conservation Agent Mark Henry at 417-543-5990 for further information.