Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting a Missouri Hunter Education Class later this month. Click to hear KMZU’s Chasity Anderson speak with Refuge Manager Steve Whitson…

Steve Whitson

Press Release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting a Missouri Hunter Education Class in February. The classes will be held at the Swan Lake Visitor Center near Sumner, MO. The class schedule will be as follows:

Wednesday February 23 ~ 6-8 PM
Thursday February 24 ~ 6-9 PM
Friday February 25 ~ 6-9 PM
Saturday February 26 ~ 8 AM-2 PM

Students must be present at all classes and pass the course test to successfully complete the course. During the course students will participate in field activities, classroom instruction and participate in a live fire exercise.
If you plan to hunt alone with a firearm and were born on or after January 1, 1967 you will need to complete and successfully pass a Missouri Hunter Education Course to buy a hunting permit. You must be at least 11 years old to take the Missouri Hunter Education Class. Anyone mentoring a firearms hunter who is not hunter education certified and not hunting on a landowner permit, all mentors, including landowners and lessees hunting on their own land, must be at least 18 years of age and hunter education certified unless they were born before January 1, 1967.

You must pre-register for this course by calling Swan Lake NWR at (660) 856-3323 between 9 AM and 4 PM Monday – Saturday.

Swan Lake NWR is located one mile south of Sumner, MO and managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The USFWS is the principal federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for continuing benefit of the American people.