Missouri’s hunter education program is administrated by the Missouri Department of Conservation and taught state-wide by more than 1,400 instructors and conservation agents.
Each year MDC recognizes one conservation agents whose effort exceed their regular teaching duties and this year the top honor went to Washington County’s Lucas McClamroch.
McClamroch, of Potosi, has been a certified HED instructor since 2006 and a conservation agent since 2012.
According to MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Conrad Mallady, the nomination was based not only upon McClamroch’s outstanding performance, but also his zeal in performing above and beyond expectations in support of the HED program.
In 2013 alone, McClamroch taught three HED classes in Washington County as chief instructor as well as assisted in teaching HED courses in Crawford and St. Francois counties, helping with the certification of 202 students.
He also makes efforts such as teaching archery at events held at the YMCA of the Ozarks, educating the public at several local fairs, and supporting organizations like Duck’s Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl (as well as being a member).