Hunter Education

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Hunter Education program is about a lot more than hunting. Elements of history, biology, ecology, ethics, outdoor survival, and, of course, hunting and firearm safety allow this course to fit nicely in many school courses.

Why firearms safety? Your students are going to learn about firearms one way or another. We would rather it take place in a safe, controlled, and responsible environment rather than from a friend down the road when their parents are not home.

MDC supports teachers through instructor training, no-cost student manuals, easily accessible online content, and loans of inert “dummy” firearm kits.

Trained instructors can use the videos linked below to certify their students. Contact your local MDC conservation educator to learn how to become a trained instructor.

Video Resources