Hunting season is right around the corner, and hunter education classes are in full swing across the state. These classes, which teach firearm safety, wildlife conservation, and sportsman ethics, have been very successful in training the next generation of Mississippi's sportsmen and women and reducing the number of hunting accidents. Classes are taught by MDWFP staff and volunteer instructors and are also available online. The schedule for hunter education classes, which is updated regularly, is found at www.mdwfp.com.
Hunter education certification is a requirement to purchase a hunting license if you are born on or after January 1, 1972. In order to become certified in hunter education, persons must be a minimum of ten years of age, complete the entire class, score 70 percent or higher on the hunter education exam, and demonstrate safety with a firearm. Online class participants must also complete a minimum three hour follow-up class at an MDWFP regional office, attend a three hour follow-up course taught by a volunteer instructor, or attend the latter portion of a regularly-scheduled hunter education classes.
For more information regarding hunter education in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com/education-outreach, call us at (601) 432-2005, or contact MDWFP regional offices for class updates. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.