LaGrange, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites youth to discover nature with a youth goose hunt on Oct. 13 or Oct. 14 from sunrise until 1 p.m. at Wakonda State Park in Lewis County. Participants must be age 11 to 15, hunter education certified and attend a mandatory clinic from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Wakonda.
The clinic will consist of information on goose management, regulations, hunting strategies, distance judging, safety and wing shooting practice. Shotguns and ammunition will be available for youths to use on the hunt. They are also encouraged to bring their own shotguns.
“This hunt gives kids a chance to take advantage of the early goose season Missouri has to offer,” said MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Rob Garver. “With the large number of waterfowl that has been anticipated for this year, we are looking forward to this being a really successful hunt.”
MDC’s Discover Nature hunting programs are an ongoing series of seminars designed to help both youths and adults learn the techniques, regulations and ethics involved with the state’s hunting activities.
Wakonda State Park is located along the Mississippi River south of La Grange on Highway 61.
Pre-registration is required and the workshop is limited to eight participants. For information or to pre-register call 660-785-2424, ext. 6507 or send an e-mail to Rob.Garver@mdc.mo.gov by Oct. 10.