Hunter education safety requirements
The Missouri Department of Conservation requires anyone born on or after January 1 1967, to complete a State approved Hunter education course.
Become a safe hunter
The purpose of hunter education is to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to become safe, responsible hunters.
The online course
Typically, students meet these needs by attending a traditional, instructor led course including classroom lectures and field/range experiences. In today's society, students have less free time to devote to attending a hunter education course. Online hunter education courses help address this, by allowing students to take hunter safety courses on their own time, at their own pace and in the comfort of their home or office.
You may ask
FAQ - Missouri Hunting Safety Course and Hunting License
- Is the Beasafehunter hunter course approved by the state of Missouri?
No. We are not approved yet.
- Is there a minimum age to take this online education course?
Yes, you must be 11 years of age or older to complete the hunter education course.
- Is my Hunter Education Certificate good in other states?
Every U.S. state that demands a Hunter Education Certificate will accept Hunter Education Certificates from other states that conform to IHEA requirements as well.
You should follow your safety course in the State where you are resident.
- Does the Hunter Card expire?
No. It is good for life.
- Who is required to take the Hunter Education course in Missouri?
If you plan to hunt during a Missouri firearms season or you are acting as an adult mentor, you MUST first complete an approved hunter-education certification program and provide proof of completion UNLESS:
- You are 15 or younger and will be hunting with a properly permitted adult mentor 18 or older.
- You were born before Jan. 1, 1967.
- You received a disability exemption from Missouri Department of Conservation’s Protection Division.
- You are 16 or older and have purchased an Apprentice Hunter Authorization and will be hunting with a properly permitted adult mentor 18 or older.
- You are the landowner hunting on land you own using Resident Landowner permits.
NOTE: If you can prove you completed an approved hunter education course in another state, you are not required to take Missouri’s Hunter Education Course.
- What types of Missouri Hunting Licenses are available?
View the full list of Missouri Hunting Licenses available through the Missouri Department of Conservation