This program will introduce new hunters to the sport of upland hunting with the emphasis on ringneck pheasants. We will start with a clinic on Thursday Feb. 16, covering pheasant biology, habitat, safety, firearms, ammunition, hunting methods and more. Then on Sat. Feb 25th for youth, and Sat. March 4th for women, we will head to the field for an actual pheasant hunt. You must be Hunter Education certified, and not have attended this program in the past. Must attend clinic in order to attend hunt, and have some experience with shotguns. The clinic will be held at the August A. Busch CA regional office classroom, and the hunt will be held at Missouri Gun and Quail located in Wright City MO. (Reservations begin Jan 18 by calling 636-441-4554).Reserve by Feb 13, 2017
The Missouri Department of Conservation proudly presents Kid’s Free Fishing Day, May 6, at Bennett Spring State Park. Young anglers will have opportunities to catch fish and learn about fishing at Bennett Spring Kid’s Fishing Day. A designated fishing area will be reserved for youths age 15 and under. Limited fishing equipment will be available on a first come basis to borrow so children are encouraged to bring their own. Lunch will be available for the children 15 and younger from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If there are any questions please call the hatchery at 417-532-4418.