Events

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range
Date: Apr 01, 2016 10:00 am - Nov 30, 2016 07:30 pm

The Jay Henges Range begins its extended hours for public shooting.

•The ranges are closed to public shooting on all Mondays, Tuesdays, and on state holidays.

April 1 through November 30

•Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

•Thursday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

•Friday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

•Shooting during public hours is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range
Date: Apr 06, 2016 11:00 am - Oct 26, 2016 07:00 pm

The extremely popular 5-Stand Sporting Clays is back and scheduled today and every Wednesday through October 26th.

What is 5-Stand Sporting Clays?

Sporting Clays is a challenging clay target game designed to simulate field shooting. On a Sporting Clays course, shooters are presented with a wide variety of targets that duplicate the flight path of gamebirds, such as flushing, crossing, incoming and other angling shots.

5-Stand is a condensed version of sporting clays. This game uses 6-8 automatic traps. 5-stand courses present targets in a variety of combinations to challenge the shooter. Targets are single target, report pairs, and true or simultaneous pairs.

A squad of five shooters can move from station to station with a predetermined menu of shots and combinations, or in a sequence unknown to the shooters.

Trap locations, target angles, and speed at individual stations may be changed from time to time, it is difficult for shooters to "groove in" as they might in trap or skeet.

Location: Columbia Bottom Conservation Area
Date: Jul 01, 2016 08:00 am - Jul 31, 2016 04:00 pm

(All ages)Spend some of your summer discovering Columbia Bottom’s diverse ecosystems. The bottomland prairies, wetlands, and forests are waking up and are primed for discovering. Wednesday through Sunday come into the visitor center and check out a discovery backpack for a few hours to add in your efforts. We offer forest, birding, prairie, and wetland/slough backpacks. You will need some form of identification to check out a backpack. Visitor Center hours are Wednesday – Friday 8a.m. – 5p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8a.m. – 4p.m. Call for more information.

Location: Columbia Bottom Conservation Area
Date: Jul 01, 2016 08:00 am - Jul 31, 2016 08:30 am

Save the Dates! Managed Youth Dove Clinic & Hunt
Aug 27 • Saturday • 4 p.m.–7 p.m. (Clinic)
Sept 1 • Thursday • 1 p.m.–sunset (Hunt)
(Ages 11-15)
Join us for our managed youth dove clinic and hunt. Bring your sponsor, shotgun, safety glasses, and hearing protection to Jay Henges Shooting Range on August 27 for the clinic. Don’t have a firearm? Some are available for loan. You will learn about dove biology, hunter safety, and hunting regulations before practicing in effective wing shooting with clay birds. Once you’ve attended this mandatory clinic, become Hunter Education certified by September 1st and you can join our youth dove hunt at Columbia Bottom. Up to forty youth will be selected depending on field conditions. Preference is given to first time applicants. Call 314-877-6014 Wed.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for an application.

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range
Date: Jul 25, 2016 09:00 am - Jul 29, 2016 03:00 pm

Youth Hunter Education Day Camp
July 25-29 • Mon-Fri • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., each day
(Ages 11 – 15)
Our Annual Youth Hunter Education Day Camp incorporates the Missouri Hunter Education Certification Course as well as shooting activities and other hunting and outdoor related skills. Participants should bring a lunch for each day except Friday. We will have a pizza party on Friday after taking the exam. Each participant will receive their hunter education certification upon passing the exam. A birth certificate is required for age verification. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. To register call (636) 938-9548 ext. 0 or email henges.range@mdc.mo.gov (Reservations begin June 15.)

Reserve by Jul 24, 2016
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Date: Jul 28, 2016 09:30 am - Jul 28, 2016 11:30 am

(Families, ages 9 and up) Have you ever wanted to learn how to navigate using a map and compass? Discover how to use these tools, and put your new skills to practice as you navigate through an orienteering course. (Reservations begin July 14 by calling 314-301-1500.)

Reserve by Jul 27, 2016
Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range
Date: Jul 28, 2016 06:00 pm - Jul 28, 2016 09:00 pm

(Experienced shotgun shooters, ages 16 & up)
Do you enjoy shooting a shotgun, but don’t know the specifics of trapshooting? Join us as we learn the basics of trapshooting by covering appropriate guns, ammunition, rules of the game, etiquette on the field, and shoot a round for score. Shotguns, ammunition and safety equipment will be provided, or you may bring your own 12 or 20 gauge shotgun. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. To register call (636) 938-9548 ext. 0 or email henges.range@mdc.mo.gov (Reservations begin July 14.)

Reserve by Jul 27, 2016
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Date: Jul 29, 2016 09:30 am - Jul 29, 2016 11:30 am

(All ages. Groups and camps welcome.) Discover the world of camping and survivor skills. Visit the different stations at your own pace. Indoor and outdoor activities available (weather permitting). (Reservations required for groups of 10 or more and begin immediately, by calling 314-301-1500.)

Reserve by Jul 28, 2016
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Date: Jul 29, 2016 01:00 pm - Jul 29, 2016 03:00 pm

(All ages. Groups and camps welcome.) Discover the world of camping and survivor skills. Visit the different stations at your own pace. Indoor and outdoor activities available (weather permitting). (Reservations required for groups of 10 or more and begin immediately, by calling 314-301-1500.)

Reserve by Jul 28, 2016
Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range
Date: Jul 30, 2016 08:00 am - Jul 30, 2016 09:30 am

(Ages 9 - 15)
Interested young people who have never had experience shooting .22 handguns are invited to participate in a Saturday morning session learning safety and the proper techniques of shooting .22 rimfire handguns. Firearms, ammunition, and safety equipment are provided. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. To register call (636) 938-9548 ext. 0 or email henges.range@mdc.mo.gov (Reservations begin July 16.)

Reserve by Jul 29, 2016
Location: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area
Date: Jul 30, 2016 10:00 am - Jul 30, 2016 10:00 am

In this class, participants will learn basic biological concepts and functions specific to largemouth bass, bluegill, hybrid sunfish, channel catfish and rainbow trout. Participants will also learn the different components of fish anatomy and their functions. In addition, you will learn about various types of fish habitat and aquatic food webs. Children age 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult and adults may fish alongside their child. Register online at DiscoverFishingSTL.com.

Reserve by Jul 27, 2016
Location: Bellefontaine Conservation Area
Date: Jul 30, 2016 10:00 am - Jul 30, 2016 12:00 pm

In this final lesson you will learn how to properly select a fishing lure based on desired fish species, weather, and water conditions. In addition, participants will learn how to identify and understand fishing regulations. Children age 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult and adults may fish alongside their child. Register online at DiscoverFishingSTL.com.

Reserve by Jul 27, 2016
Location: Suson Rearing Pond
Date: Jul 30, 2016 10:00 am - Jul 30, 2016 12:00 pm

In this final lesson you will learn how to properly select a fishing lure based on desired fish species, weather, and water conditions. In addition, participants will learn how to identify and understand fishing regulations. Children age 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult and adults may fish alongside their child. Register online at DiscoverFishingSTL.com.

Reserve by Jul 27, 2016
Location: Suson Rearing Pond
Date: Jul 30, 2016 10:00 am - Jul 30, 2016 12:00 pm

In this final lesson you will learn how to properly select a fishing lure based on desired fish species, weather, and water conditions. In addition, participants will learn how to identify and understand fishing regulations. Children age 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult and adults may fish alongside their child. Register online at DiscoverFishingSTL.com.

Reserve by Jul 27, 2016
Location: Forest Park Hatchery
Date: Jul 30, 2016 10:00 am - Jul 30, 2016 12:00 pm

In this final lesson you will learn how to properly select a fishing lure based on desired fish species, weather, and water conditions. In addition, participants will learn how to identify and understand fishing regulations. Children age 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult and adults may fish alongside their child. Register online at DiscoverFishingSTL.com.

Reserve by Jul 27, 2016
Location: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area
Date: Aug 02, 2016 08:00 am - Aug 02, 2016 08:30 am

(12 and up)
Escaping to the great outdoors does wonders for your health physically and mentally so switch up your routine and take your cardio outside! Every Tuesday morning for the month of August join us for an easy going run as we explore a different area of Busch each week! Reservations begin July 26, please call 636-441-4554, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

Reserve by Jul 31, 2016
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 02, 2016 10:00 am - Aug 02, 2016 12:00 pm

(Ages 7 - 12) Mountain lions, bobcats, cheetahs, jaguars… all of these animals are in the cat family. Which ones live in Missouri? Why have you not seen one? Visit Powder Valley for one last nature adventure before school starts to learn about these successful predators. There will be several activities, including games and hands-on tables. (Reservations begin July 19 by calling 314-301-1500.)

Reserve by Aug 01, 2016
Location: Rockwoods Reservation
Date: Aug 03, 2016 09:00 am - Aug 03, 2016 11:00 am

(Ages 6 - 12) What could be more fun in early August than to see what cool things live in an aquatic habitat? Come and learn about an aquatic food chain and how we can affect it. There will be plenty of time to actually interact with a real aquatic environment. Dress appropriately for the weather and netting aquatic critters along the shore of the Rockwoods woodland pond. All necessary equipment will be provided. (Reservations begin July 20. Please call 636-458-2236.)

Reserve by Aug 01, 2016
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 03, 2016 10:00 am - Aug 03, 2016 11:30 am

(Ages 3-6) August is a great month to play in the water. In this interactive program, we will learn about the creatures that live in and around the water. With nets and magnifying viewer cups, we can have a lot of fun and learn something at the same time. (Reservations begin July 20 by calling 314-301-1500.)

Reserve by Aug 02, 2016
Location: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area
Date: Aug 04, 2016 09:00 am - Aug 04, 2016 11:00 am

(Ages 6-12)
What could be more fun in early August than to see what cool things live in an aquatic habitat? Come and learn about an aquatic food chain and how we can affect it. There will be plenty of time to actually interact with a real aquatic environment. Dress appropriately for the weather and netting aquatic critters along the shore of the Busch Refuge Lake. All necessary equipment will be provided. Reservations begin July 21, please call 636-441-4554, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

Reserve by Aug 02, 2016
Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range
Date: Aug 04, 2016 06:00 pm - Aug 04, 2016 09:00 pm

This women's program will include handgun operation, shooting fundamentals, safety, maintenance, and safe storage. We start with a classroom session then move to the range for a live-fire session. Although equipment and ammunition will be provided, you may bring your own handgun and ammunition to the live-fire session. (Reservations begin July 21.)

Reserve by Aug 03, 2016
Location: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area
Date: Aug 04, 2016 06:00 pm - Aug 04, 2016 08:00 pm

Classroom: August 4 • Thursday • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Field Day: August 6 • Saturday • 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
(Ages 12 & up) This introductory two-day program is for beginners who want to learn how to get started in this exciting sport. We will go over the safety aspects, proper gear, fish ID, regulations, and ethics while in the classroom. All participants who attend the first day will have the opportunity to use department provided gear with guidance from staff on the second day (Field day location is dependent on water levels and accessibility). You must attend day one in order to participate on day two. A valid fishing or hunting permit is required in order to attend this program (15 years of age or younger / 65 years of age or older are exempt). Reservations begin July 25th, please call 636-441-4554, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

Reserve by Aug 03, 2016
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Date: Aug 05, 2016 09:30 am - Aug 05, 2016 11:30 am

(Families, ages 9 and up) Glades are one of the most unique ecosystems found in Missouri. Join Missouri Department of Conservation Naturalists as we explore a glade, and discover the unique creatures that call glades home. (Reservations begin July 22 by calling 314-301-1500.)

Reserve by Aug 04, 2016
Location: B.K. Leach Conservation Area
Date: Aug 05, 2016 07:00 pm - Aug 05, 2016 11:00 pm

Join the staff of the Missouri Dept. of Conservation for an exciting and educational experience in frog gigging. Participants will learn the basics of frog gigging safety, equipment, identification, regulations and will go on a guided frog gigging trip. This program will consist of classroom lessons followed by a field trip. Discover Nature – Families programs are designed to help adults & children explore nature & master outdoor skills together. This program is open to youth ages 11 to 15 and their parent or adult mentor. Registration opens on July 1 by calling:636-441-4554.

Reserve by Jul 28, 2016
Location: August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center
Date: Aug 06, 2016 09:00 am - Aug 06, 2016 12:00 pm

Interested young people who have never had experience shooting are invited to participate in a Saturday morning session learning safety and the proper techniques of shooting air rifles in a controlled safe environment. Firearms, ammunition, and safety equipment is provided. Class will meet at the Busch CA classrooms. Ages 9-15 and must be accompanied by an adult. (Reservations begin July 7 by calling 636-441-4554).

Reserve by Aug 03, 2016

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