Outdoors

MDC Conservation Educator Dennis Cooke earns recognition for Hunter Education efforts

Missouri’s Hunter Education program (HED) is administered by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Certification through the program is required for all hunters born on or after January 1, 1967, and who are 16 years of age or older.  The success of the program is in large part due to the dedication and efforts of both staff and volunteer HED instructors. HED is taught throughout Missouri by nearly 1,000 instructors.