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

Events

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Registration period: March 11 - July 12
Date: Sunday, July 14, 2024 4:00 pm - Sunday, July 14, 2024 5:30 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: Tuesday, July 16, 2024 6:00 pm - Tuesday, July 16, 2024 8:00 pm
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Walk-in (ages 16+) Let's get outside for a fun-filled sunny summer night of outdoor skills adventure! Would you like to discover the fun in learning to use an atlatl, testing your archery skills, mastering the skill of fire starting and participating in other outdoor skills that will enhance your experiences in nature? Come join us for our annual 'Ladies Night Out' at the Discovery Center! If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: July 1 - July 19
Date: Friday, July 19, 2024 9:00 am - Friday, July 19, 2024 11:00 am
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Come explore a range of outdoor skills with us in July! Sessions are:

Archery – July 5

Fishing – July 19

Paddling – July 26

Sign up for one session or all three. Bring a water bottle and wear appropriate clothing and shoes (no flip flops). Let’s explore! Registration required. Ages 7-12

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2024 9:00 am - Saturday, July 20, 2024 11:30 am
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Registration required by visiting https://mostateparks.com/learn2-aim (ages 10+) Begin your archer journey and take a step back in time. Join Missouri State Parks to learn new skills with joint instruction on the basics of archery and atlatl throwing. If accommodations are needed, please e-mail the instructor at least one week prior to the program.
Registration period: April 10 - July 12
Date: Monday, July 22, 2024 7:30 am - Tuesday, July 23, 2024 4:30 pm
Location: St. Louis Regional Office/Busch Memorial CA

Discover Nature Girls’ Camp is a FREE, 2-day camp held by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for girls ages 11-15. The camp will be held on July 22nd and 23rd. One goal of this camp is to encourage participants to leave with the confidence to explore Missouri’s diverse outdoors on their own. Discover Nature Girls’ Camp will provide them with a supportive learning environment where they can actively participate in “hands-on” outdoor skills led by Conservation Agents and MDC staff. Some of these skills include archery, shooting sports, fishing, atlatl, and canoeing. At the completion of camp, the girls will become Hunter Education certified so that they may continue using their newly learned skills. Registration is open to the first 60 girls. You will need to create a username and password for your child to register.

Registration is a multistep process:

1) register online

2) watch for an email and a packet in the mail (PLEASE MAKE SURE TO HAVE A CURRENT EMAIL AND ADDRESS LISTED WHEN REGISTEREING)

3) fill out the packet ASAP and return

4) student must complete the knowledge portion explained in packet and return.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out by email Robin.Borgstede@mdc.mo.gov or phone (636) 441-4554 ext. 4119.

Registration period: May 1 - July 18
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2024 10:00 am - Tuesday, July 23, 2024 11:30 am
Location: Adlyne Freund Center at Shaw Nature Reserve

Are you someone that has never shot a bow and arrow before and you’re not sure how to get started? Or maybe you did when you were young, but never pursued the activity any further. 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 those 10 years of age or older with the desire to shoot a bow and arrow but have little or no experience. Note: All equipment will be provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Not recommended for adults with shoulder or back injuries.

* Classes will be CANCELLED if we encounter inclement weather.

Registration period: July 1 - July 25
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2024 6:00 pm - Thursday, July 25, 2024 8:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Whether for hunting or for sport, archery is a fun activity anyone can enjoy! Join other women in learning the basics of archery and how to shoot safely, then practice your newly learned skills under the supervision of Runge staff. Dress for the weather in closed-toe shoes. All equipment is provided. Registration required. Ages 16+
Registration period: July 1 - July 26
Date: Friday, July 26, 2024 9:00 am - Friday, July 26, 2024 11:00 am
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center

Come explore a range of outdoor skills with us in July! Sessions are:

Archery – July 5

Fishing – July 19

Paddling – July 26

Sign up for one session or all three. Bring a water bottle and wear appropriate clothing and shoes (no flip flops). Let’s explore! Registration required. Ages 7-12

Registration period: June 4 - July 26
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2024 9:00 am - Saturday, July 27, 2024 12:00 pm
Location: Lost Valley Hatchery
Come Fish and learn to shoot a bow. May register in advance, or at the event.
Registration period: June 27 - July 27
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2024 2:00 pm - Saturday, July 27, 2024 3:30 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods W. Robert Aylward Education Pond
Bows and crossbows can be an excellent tool for hunting or just for fun in sport shooting! This class will go over how to find your dominant eye, how to aim, and proper NAI shooting technique. Whether you are looking to learn a new skill or sharpen skills you may already have, all are welcome to come out and practice the art of archery ages 14 to 17 must have an adult present.