Missouri's bowhunter-education program is for people of all ages and skill levels who enjoy the outdoors and have an interest in conservation. The course can be an excellent refresher for veteran bowhunters.
Anyone with an interest in archery and/or hunting. Kids as young as 11 years old may take the course.
You will receive a minimum of eight hours of classroom training (plus additional time for testing), outdoor demonstrations, and other classroom discussions usually taught in two sessions. Topics covered include the following:
At the end of the class you will take a written examination. You need a score of 80 percent to pass the course. Most students pass the test on their first attempt.
Register and attend a eight-hour classroom session featuring lectures and videos. You MUST attend the session and pass the final exam to receive the certification.
Missouri residents, 16 years of age and older can complete the entire program online. Take a class online for a $30-fee (paid to online program provider). Once you’ve completed the course and passed a 60-question final exam with a score of 80 percent or better, you will receive your certification.
MDC recommends that all bowhunters take bowhunter education. To learn more about the program or become an instructor, contact the outdoor skills specialist in your area.