Archery is the skill of using a bow to propel arrows. It can be used in hunting, but is also a competitive sport and recreational activity. Nearly everyone — regardless of age, size, or physical ability — can succeed at archery.
Great Places For Archery
Basic Archery for Youth and Adults
If you have an interest in learning how to shoot a bow and arrow, but don’t know where to begin --- or maybe you’ve shot a bow once, but never pursued the activity any further --- this may be the class you’re looking for. Learn the basics of shooting the bow and arrow utilizing some of the techniques and methods that have been adopted by the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). This course is for youth and adults alike, ages 10 years old and older, with the desire to shoot a bow and arrow, but have little or no experience. Learn archery shooting fundamentals while gaining knowledge about equipment options and choices. Note: All equipment will be provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Not recommended if you have shoulder or back injuries.
• Thursday September 23, 2021
• 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Shaw Nature Reserve -- Freund Center Parking Lot -- 300 Freund Ln --- Pacific, MO 63069
• No fee required. Class is free
Participants will be emailed more specific directions prior to the course.
Dress for the weather and time of year. Entire course will be outdoors. Class will be cancelled in the event of rain. If original class is cancelled, the make up rain date is Friday Sept. 24th at the same time. Please provide a good phone number to call in case of cancellation and rescheduling.
Please note the following COVID-19 related procedures.
• Bows and arrows will be disinfected before use. Hand sanitizer will be available and will be required at the beginning of class prior to handling equipment.
• Masks should be worn by instructors and participants if social distancing cannot be maintained. Masks are not required during proper social distancing. Please ensure 6 feet of social distance always.
a. If you answer yes to any of the following self-certification questions, you should not attend.
1. Do you, or a person you live with, have:
a. A temperature of 100.4°F or higher, OR
b. Two or more of the following: chills, new loss of taste or smell, or unexplained body aches, headache, or sore throat, OR
c. One or more of the following: dry, non-productive cough (new onset or worsening of chronic cough), shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing?
2. If you have traveled outside of Missouri, did you have contact with anyone known to have COVID-19 or visit an area with high incident of COVID-19?
3. Have you come into contact with anyone who has been sick?
4. In the last two weeks, did you care for or have close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19?
Join our instructors as we learn the fundamentals of shooting archery. This is a fun program for the entire family.
As these are in-person programs MDC asks all guests to observe social distancing guidelines and maintain at least 6 feet from others for the safety of participants and staff. Bringing and wearing face coverings is encouraged when indoors, or any time visitors are unable to maintain at least 6 feet from others. Local ordinances requiring face masks will be observed where applicable.
Registration required (Scouts or other outdoor nature-related youth organizations ages 8-18; one adult is required for every 5 scouts/youth)Archery and air rifles are fun and useful skills to learn! We will teach the basics for each and help you practice shooting more consistently and accurately.
Explore the history of archery in North America from raw material harvest to bow design and performance. Then, using only hand tools and patience, craft your own hickory longbow work of art. Cost for materials is $110.
To ensure the safety of all, this program requires participants to observe social distancing and to wear a face covering. Woodworking skills recommended. This program requires stamina and upper arm strength. We will provide interested individuals with a registration form and detailed supply list. Checks should be made to MCHF. Lists of references and resources for making future bows on your own will be provided.
Be right on target! Try your hand at archery and experience a fun way to enjoy the outdoors. All archery equipment will be provided and disinfected between participants. Adult supervision is required for ages 9-17. This program will take place entirely outdoors so please dress for the weather. In the event of rain, this program will be cancelled.
This event is a partnership between The Missouri Department of
Conservation (MDC), The Outdoor Dream Foundation (ODF), Missouri
Disabled Sportsmen (MDS), Dead end Game Calls, and Rest Inn Him Lodge. Applicants will be sent
formal application paperwork following their registration on MDC’s site.
Outdoor Dream will review applications, and provided any necessary
hunting gear for successful applicants. Rest Inn Him will provide lodging and
activities for participants during the weekend. Missouri Disabled Sportsmen
will provide funding for meals. MDC will supply track chairs, equipment &
supplies, as well as necessary staff. Participants will attend a deer hunting
clinic, be taken on a Mentored deer hunt in some of Missouri’s best deer
country, and have some time for fishing and other activities around deer
camp. Those applicants 16 years of age or older will hunt using archery methods
First Time Archery Deer Hunters
December 4 & 5 and December 11 & 12
Hunt # 22
1 deer of either sex
Hunter must attend pre-hunt orientation, those who do not attend, are disqualified.
Only first-time deer hunters, 18 years of age or older, who have never harvested a deer by archery method are eligible.
Hunters who require an assistant must provide one.
Mandatory Pre-Hunt Orientation – Tuesday, September 21, 6pm – 8pm, Jay Henges Shooting Range, Education Center
Contact Kurt Otterstein at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions