Today's Hunter in Missouri

Today's Hunter in Missouri


Today's Hunter in Missouri: A Guide to being a Safe, Knowledgeable, Responsible, and Involved Hunter is a student manual developed for hunting students in Missouri, approved by the Missouri Department of Conservation. This manual introduces you to U.S. hunting regulations and provides general information about firearm equipment, basic shooting and hunting skills, ethics and safety, survival skills, and wildlife identification.

The Ozarks are lush with opportunities for hunters, whether you’re a firearm or bowhunting enthusiast. Whitetail deer and wild boar are the featured big game, and woodcock, grouse, quail, turkey, and waterfowl provide a range of hunts. Explore Mark Twain National Forest, the Sutton Bluff Recreation Area, Deer Run Conservation Area, Buford Mountain State Forest and Trail, and more as you take in the adventures offered in Missouri.

With this handbook, you can ensure you are well-prepared to make every hunting trip a safe one. Hunting safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Topics include:

  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Hunter Ethics
  • Coping with Extreme Weather
  • Good Marksmanship and Accuracy
  • Hunting Strategies
  • Alternative Hunting Equipment
  • Using the Correct Ammunition
  • Safe Turkey Hunting Techniques
  • And much more…

Hunter Education

Make your learning about hunting safety fun and easy by taking an online hunter education course at Hunter Ed works with IHEA-USA, more than 35 state agencies, and industry partners to develop approved and recognized online hunter safety courses. With a safety course, hunters of all ages can become more successful and ethical hunters.

Anyone 11 to 15 years old who hunts alone with a firearm, and anyone at least 16 years old and born after Dec. 31, 1966, who buys a firearms season hunting permit needs to pass a Missouri Hunter Safety course. Following the course, you’ll need to attend a Hunter Education Skills Session. Become a safer hunter today!