Archery

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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

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Current River Conservation Area encompasses approximately 29,000 acres of forested ozark land.

Events

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Registration period: March 27 - April 27
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024 10:00 am - Saturday, April 27, 2024 12:00 pm
Location: August A Busch Shooting Range
This program will teach the fundamentals of archery including equipment, safety, stance, and shooting techniques. This event will take place on the static archery range. All equipment will be provided.
Registration period: February 15 - April 24
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024 10:00 am - Saturday, April 27, 2024 11:30 am
Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Learn the basics of beginner’s archery and practice your skills in a safe and open field with stationary targets. All equipment will be provided.

Please bring a personal water bottle and sunscreen.
Registration period: February 15 - April 26
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024 1:00 pm - Saturday, April 27, 2024 2:30 pm
Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Learn the basics of beginner’s archery and practice your skills in a safe and open field with stationary targets. All equipment will be provided.

Please bring a personal water bottle and sunscreen.
Registration period: February 13 - May 3
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024 7:00 pm - Saturday, May 4, 2024 8:30 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center
Enrich your life by nature immersion to reduce stress, improve sleep and many more possible health benefits. Paddle around our tranquil pond for some kayak “therapy” and enjoy a guided, interpretive nature stroll down the Hickory Grove trail. Nature Rx topics to look forward to this year include: archery, atl atl, craft and learn or work and learn style programs and more! Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather.
Registration period: April 27 - May 10
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024 8:00 am - Saturday, May 11, 2024 9:30 am
Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Join our instructors as we learn the fundamentals of shooting archery. This program begins in the Education Center then moves to the static archery range. This is a fun program for the entire family, ages 9 and up

Registration period: January 19 - May 11
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024 12:00 pm - Saturday, May 11, 2024 3:00 pm
Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center
Celebrate mom this month by participating in an outdoor adventure together! You will get a chance to try out fun activities like canoeing, archery, and campfire cooking. Come dressed to be outdoors for the afternoon, bring a water bottle, and bring shoes that can get wet. Please register all participants that are planning to attend.
Registration period: April 10 - May 9
Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024 5:00 pm - Saturday, May 11, 2024 10:30 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

MEET AT LITTLE COMPTON LAKE CONSERVATION AREA for an evening of outdoor fun with an overnight camping option. Enjoy archery, fishing, (dinner break), a slide show on dark skies and a tour of the stars with telescopes from the Astronomical Society of Kansas City.

*This is a (Class 3) dark sky area. For comparison, the Blue Springs area is Class 5-6, two-three classes brighter. Little Compton Lake CA is about a 2-hour drive northeast of Blue Springs, MO. *Archery/fishing equipment will be provided by MDC for this program. BRING YOUR OWN FOOD, WATER AND CAMPING GEAR IF YOU CHOOSE TO CAMP FOR THE NIGHT. MO fishing rules apply: 65 and older and under 16 don’t need a license. There is a privy and large gravel parking lot with larger flat mowed area around it (NO ELECTRICITY). It is an MDC area, so no fees to camp. Area regulations say dogs must be leashed.

Archery and fishing programs offered from 5:00PM - 6:30PM. Then, we break for dinner.

People may chose to fish again after they eat.

Dark Skies/Astronomy program from 8:30-10:30PM.

People may choose to camp or drive home after that.

Registration period: December 7 - May 10
Date: Sunday, May 12, 2024 3:00 pm - Sunday, May 12, 2024 4:30 pm
Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Parents, grandparents, and adult mentors bring your youngster(s) to learn a new skill and spend time practicing. You don’t have to be a hunter to become a skilled archer. No experience is necessary and archery equipment will be provided. We will teach and practice the basics, helping you perfect your stance to shoot more consistently and accurately.

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024 8:00 am - Saturday, May 18, 2024 4:30 pm
Location: Maramec Spring Hatchery
MDC will provide a staffed archery range and equipment for youth and families to experience the joy of archery during the Kids Fishing Day at Maramec Spring Hatchery & Park. No registration required.
Registration period: April 11 - May 17
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024 9:30 am - Saturday, May 18, 2024 11:00 am
Location: J. Thad Ray Memorial Wildlife Area

Come learn how to shoot archery! Archery is a safe and fun sport for everyone. All levels of abilities welcome but these events are geared for novices, 8-year-old to adults. Class Size is limited to provide for one-on-one instruction.

All equipment will be supplied. Please show up in sturdy, closed toe shoes. We will meet at the Static Archery Range on J. Thad Ray Conservation Area. Park at the parking lot and follow the mowed trail around to the left.