Hunter Education
Instructor's Association

10 Commandments
of Firearm Safety

1. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.

2. Treat every firearm as though it were loaded.

3. Unload firearm, open action except when ready to shoot.

4. Keep barrel clear and choose proper ammunition for firearm.

5.Be sure of your target before you pull the trigger.

6. Never point a firearm at anything you don't want to shoot.

7. Never climb or jump with a loaded firearm.

8. Never shoot at a flat, hard surface or water.

9. Store firearms and ammunition separately.

10. Avoid alcohol and drugs before and during shooting.


Mission Statement:

It is the mission of the Missouri Hunter Education Instructor’s Association to support and enhance the hunter education program in Missouri.

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Welcome to the Missouri Hunter Education Instructor's Association (MHEIA) website. We hope that we can be helpful to you in providing information about Missouri's hunter education program. On this website you will find information on Missouri's hunter education requirements, hunter orange requirements and how to replace a lost hunter education certification. You can also find a link to statewide hunter education classes through the Missouri Department of Conservation's website.
Be sure to check our Calendar for hunter education events.
Our Awards and Hall of Fame pages include the names of Missouri instructors and supporters who have given of themselves to make our state program a success. We appreciate the sincere dedication of these many award winners.
MHEIA is the proud sponsor of the Missouri Youth Hunter Education Challenge, including regional events and an annual state championship, that allows hunter education graduates further their knowledge and skills in hunting safety and conservation education.

Our next regular meeting date for MHEIA is scheduled for January 18, 2015, 10:30AM at Bass Pro in Columbia, MO

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Winter 2014 Newsletter

Newsletter Archive

All newsletters in .pdf format

July. 27, 2014 Board Meeting Minutes

Photo Album of the Annual Conference

Send your comments, concerns, and questions to the Association Board of Directors.  Email: president@mohuntered.com



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Missouri Department of Conservation

International Hunter Education Association (IHEA)


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Our next regular meeting date for MHEIA is scheduled for January 18, 2015, 10:30AM at Bass Pro in Columbia, MO
Hunter Education Requirement

Any person born on or after January 1, 1967, shall obtain and display an approved hunter education certificate card prior to purchase of any firearms hunting permit, except that a Youth Deer and Turkey Hunting Permit may be issued to any person 6 through 15 years old without requiring display of a hunter education certificate card.

A Missouri Conservation Heritage Card with a hunter education number is an acceptable Hunter Education Certificate Card. The hunter education card need not be displayed if certification can be verified through direct access to computer data files.

Hunter education certification shall be limited to persons eleven (11) years of age or older.

The Missouri Conservation Heritage Card will be issued as a replacement for lost or damaged hunter education certificate cards (fee: two dollars - $2).

Hunter Orange Requirement
The following persons are required to wear a hat and also a shirt, vest or coat of hunter orange so that the color is plainly visible from all sides. Camouflage orange does not satisfy this requirement.

… firearms deer hunters during all five portions of the firearms deer season.

… adults accompanying youths hunting deer on a Youth Deer & Turkey Hunting Permit.

… archery hunters during the youth portion statewide and during the urban and antlerless portions in open counties.

… all hunters except migratory bird hunters during the urban, youth, November and antlerless portions in open counties.

The following firearms deer hunters are exempt from the hunter-orange requirement:

… hunters using archery methods within municipal boundaries where discharge of firearms is prohibited.

… hunters on federal or state public hunting areas where deer hunting is by archery methods only.

Lost Card Replacement
Most Missouri hunter education records were computerized beginning in 1982. It is not possible to verify course completion prior to that date. To replace a Missouri hunter education certificate, call the Missouri Department of Conservation headquarters at
Regional offices are also able to issue replacement cards if you know in which region you took your course.
The Regional Offices are:
St. Louis: 636-441-4554
Kansas City: 816-655-6250
Northwest: 816-271-3100
Northeast: 660-785-2553
Central: 573-884-6861
West Central: 660-885-6981
East Central: 573-468-3335
Southwest: 417-895-6880
Ozark: 417-256-0429
Southeast: 573-290-5730
In 1995, hunter education certification was issued on a Conservation Heritage Card. The hunter education number appears in the lower left-hand corner. This card may be replaced through any permit vendor, regional office, or Department of Conservation headquarters for a replacement fee of $2.00.