The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering free upcoming hunter education skills sessions in northwest Missouri.
Participants will earn the safety certificate needed to obtain hunting permits.
These sessions will teach and test participants for safe firearms handling and basic hunting skills.
A session will be offered from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22, at Chillicothe.
The class will be held at the Cornerstone Church Event Center.
A session will also be offered from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 30 in Trenton.
The class will be held at the Brad Lager Building on the Barton Campus of North Central Missouri College.
The skills sessions classes are for students age 11 and older.
The certification course can be completed online by hunters age 16 and older for a paid fee to an online provider.
But for hunters age 11 to 15, or those of any age seeking in-person instruction, they must take the free skills class in person.
They will need to complete the knowledge portion of the class prior to the skills session.