MDC offers new all-online bowhunter education course

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The new course gives those 16 years and older more flexible and convenient options to become bowhunter-education certified.


The Missouri Department of Conservation now offers an all-online bowhunter education course for Missouri residents age 16 and older. The new course offers a more flexible and convenient option to become bowhunter-education certified, according to an MDC announcement. The online course includes videos and animations to teach bowhunter safety, archery and crossbow safety, ethics, regulations and wildlife management.

Bowhunter certification in Missouri is still voluntary, but some managed or urban hunting opportunities may require it. Other states may also require bowhunter education and will accept this Missouri online course. The course can also be an excellent refresher course for veteran bowhunters, MDC said in announcing the course.

Each student will receive a temporary bowhunter education certificate after completing and passing the 60-question final exam with an 80 percent or higher. The fee for the all-online course is $30, which is paid directly to the online provider. Those age 15 or younger are still required to complete the in-person bowhunter education course to receive certification. 

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