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Local News: New Madrid County Hunter Training Course To Be Held Oct. 25 (10/15/22)

NEW MADRID, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation will be sponsoring a hunter education session on Tuesday, October 25 at the New Madrid Public Safety Center, located at 342 US Highway 61 New Madrid. The skills session will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Students must complete the first half of their program by completing an online hunter training course at or by contacting the New Madrid Public Safety Center to receive a manual from the student and complete it.

Upon completion of one of the two options, students can enroll in the scheduled skills session to complete the second half of the mandatory requirement. Those who successfully complete the course will receive a hunter training certification card from the Missouri Department of Conservation. Such certification is mandatory before a hunter can purchase a hunting license in many Canadian states and provinces.

Anyone age 16 or born after January 1, 1967 must be certified before purchasing a firearms license in the state of Missouri. Certification is limited to students 11 years of age or older.

Students under 16 must provide proof of age. If applicable, students should bring their heritage map or any hunting, fishing or trapping licenses they have already purchased. Pre-registration is required for the skills session and can be done online at

Anyone aged 16 or over has the opportunity to complete all the requirements to obtain their hunter training certificate online. To learn more, visit

Anyone with questions about the hunter education program can contact New Madrid County Conservation Officer Christopher Barnes at 573-326-0886.