ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Pursuing doves is an excellent way for beginning hunters to discover Missouri’s hunting heritage. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is providing the ideal opportunity for first-time hunters by putting on a managed youth dove hunt and accompanying dove hunting clinic.
The managed dove hunt will take place at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in Spanish Lake, Thursday, Sept. 1, starting at 1 p.m. and goes until sunset. Sept. 1 is the statewide opening of dove season in Missouri. The hunt is open to youths ages 11-15.