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.

Mission Statement:

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

2020 Conference Cancelled

Our upcoming conference scheduled for March 27 & March 28th Has been cancelled due to the Covid 19 virus restrictions.


If you did not use our code to schedule you room at Camden on the lake, you must call and cancel it yourself. We will not be drawing for the gun on that date. Our meeting scheduled for April 18 has been cancelled also. We are working on a new date and will let everyone know the.  Our new schedule for meeting is May 16th at Bass Pro in Columbia at 10:30am. Hopefully it does not get cancelled. If you have an email address, we will send you new info as soon as we can work out the details.


Jerry A. Bryant

Missouri Hunter Education Instructors Association 2020 Conference Schedule

Missouri Hunter Education Instructors Association 2020 Conference Schedule Friday, March 27th, 2020    5:30—9:30 PM 5:30—9:00 Conference Registration 6:00—9:30 Silent Auction Opens 6:30—9:30 Hospitality 7:30—8:30 Justin McGuire /MDC ????—???? Cash Bar 9:00 Draw 3 Firearms   Saturday March 28, 2020 7:00—8:00 … Continue reading


Instructor Of The Year 2018 St Louis Region   Steve Garrein   Hunter Education St Louis Region   Raymond Schultz   Bow Hunter Education Kansas City Region    Jim Shinneman   Hunter Education Central Region   John A. Locker   Hunter Education Southeast Region   Les Semar   Hunter Education … Continue reading

MHEIA Annual Gun Drawing Winners

H&R Pardner 12GA Pump Andy Gerrard Kansas City RegionRuger 10/22 RPF Jerrod Porter Northeast RegionHenry 17 HMR Archie Basler Southeast RegionMossberg 500 20 GA Pump Ed Meyer Central RegionRuger American 22/250 Jim Robertson Northeast RegionRuger American 7MM-08 Jean Otte Southeast … Continue reading