WINONA, Mo. –The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will celebrate National Hunting and Fishing day on Saturday, Sept. 21, with special events at the Twin Pines Conservation Education Center. The center’s manager, Melanie Carden-Jessen, said this day provides an opportunity to sharpen outdoor skills that will improve every hunting and fishing experiences.
“Missouri is a great place to hunt and fish and that’s what we’re celebrating on National Hunting and Fishing Day,” Carden-Jessen said. “We hope parents will bring their children to Twin Pines and pass along our rich traditions of hunting and fishing to the next generation.”
On Sept. 21, the center will have open archery for ages six and up, a women’s gigging workshop from 3 to 9 p.m., children’s crafts including animal calls and open fishing and American Red Cross demonstrations. These events are all centered on the enjoyment of outdoor recreation as well as keeping hunters and anglers safe. There is no cost for any of the activities but reservations are required for the gigging clinic.
Twin Pines also offers opportunities for hiking, bird watching, nature photography and other nature-related activities. A trail through the area provides access to pine-oak woodland and several other forest types.
Twin Pines Nature Center is located on Highway 60, 1.3 miles east of the junction with Highway 19 North in Winona. For more information on this or other events at Twin Pines, call the center at (573)325-1381 or go online to mdc.mo.gov/twinpines.