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NOTICE: In-Person Events Limited Due to COVID

In-person MDC events and programs at our nature centers, shooting ranges, and other locations around the state are limited due to COVID-19 considerations. MDC is offering new online programs that allow people to attend virtually. Please check our class listings to see what classes are limited, in-person classes or virtual classes.

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Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Krug Park Amphitheater

Register by September 26

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

This class will be the complete guide to using all methods of bow and arrow, long bow, compound, cross bow and atlatl, that you will ever want to know about and more. We will shoot each method in hunting like situations, be prepared to be outside for this class.

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF)- Each year on the forth Saturday in September we celebrate NHF day by providing one free hour of shooting on the rifle/pistol range, shotgun patterning range, or the archery range and for shotgun shooters we allow one free round of trap or skeet. Bring your own firearms and ammunition to participate and regular check in, hours, and fees apply for other hours/rounds needed.

Register by October 10

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Learn the basics of hunting the whitetail deer. We will cover scouting, setup, taking the shot and much more.

Register by October 15

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Beginners to advanced hunters are sure to learn proper techniques to ensure their organic wild game meat is probably handled and stored. This event covers regulations, field dressing, supplies, transporting, and techniques for processing deer.

Register by October 17

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Join us to learn the basics of safely loading and shooting a modern in-line muzzleloading rifle. We will discuss all aspects of loading, shooting, and cleaning.

Register by October 24

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 8:30am to 11:30am

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 and help you perfect your stance to shoot more consistently and accurately.

Register by November 5

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Prefer to shoot targets, this could be the class for you. Experience the art of competitive archery and the styles they shoot. Learn how to score targets and read rings for points. We will provide bows if needed.

Register by October 1

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 5:00am to Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 1:00pm

Location: Lost Valley Hatchery

This hunt is designed for hunters who have archery hunted for deer in the past, but have been unsuccessful. To be eligible for this hunt you must not have previously filled an Archery Deer Permit .Beginning hunters are also welcome to apply. We can work with you help you gain the knowledge and experience you need. For more information contact Mark Miller. Email- mark.miller@mdc.mo.gov Phone 660-530-5500

Register by November 21

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Join us to discover the basics of responsible handgun ownership and the joys of shooting. We will cover safety, handgun nomenclature, sight picture, sight alignment, breath control, trigger squeeze, and much more. All firearms and ammunition will be provided, and you may bring your personal handgun to use during the live fire portion. There should be no live ammunition, concealed firearms, or uncased firearms inside the classroom.

Register by December 12

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

This clinic gives families an opportunity to learn about the skills necessary to hunt Rabbits. Topics include safety, rules and regulations, hunting methods, hunting techniques, as well as how to care and process for harvested game.

Register by December 19

Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Are your children interested in shooting, but you need help getting started? Air rifle is one of the safest ways to start the youth off in shooting safely. We will cover the basic safety of a firearm, fundamentals of shooting and other youth programs available. This will be a fun and safe way for children and their parents to learn and enjoy shooting together.

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