(Jefferson County) With hunting seasons coming up for deer, turkey, migratory birds and other game, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages state hunters who need hunter education to get it early.

John Winkelman is the host of the Scenic View on KJFF. He says there is a couple of ways to take the hunters education program.

According to Winkelman, anyone who is 16 years of age or older and wants to buy a hunters permit in Missouri must complete a hunters education course first.

Learn more about MDC hunter education and certification requirements online at MDC.MO.GOV/huntereducation.