The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds first-time turkey hunters of a new way to qualify to buy the necessary permits -- online.
Hunters who hope to obtain their hunter education certification in time for Missouri's spring turkey season April 20 through May 10 might have difficulty finding an opening in a traditional hunter-education class. Lucky for them, the Conservation Department offers accredited hunter-education training online at www.mdc.mo.gov/8821.
The online course allows students to work at their own pace whenever it suits their schedules.
After completing the instructional part of the course, they take an online test with randomly selected questions to ensure a fair assessment of their learning.
Before obtaining certification, online students must sign up for and attend a field day where they demonstrate their mastery of hunting-safety concepts and skills.