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Register by September 14

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Join us for the 1st Annual Missouri's Accessible Outdoors Adaptive Fishing Day at the Aquatic Education Pond; a special event for people with special needs to come and make their dreams come true by catching a fish for the first time or getting reacquainted with fishing after a life changing event. This is a free event and families and caregivers are welcome. For information please call 417-742-4361.

Register by September 15

Date: Monday, September 16, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

This program teaches the basic fundamentals of shooting a rifle, including safety, actions, calibers, and shooting stance. We will start in the classroom then head out for some live-fire.

Register by September 16

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

This program will teach the fundamentals of archery and atlatl, including equipment, safety, stance, and shooting techniques. All equipment will be provided.

Register by September 16

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Beginning Trap Shooting
September 17 • Tuesday • 6-8 p.m.
(Experienced shotgun shooters, ages 11 & up)
Reservations begin September
This program is designed for those who have had some experience with shotguns. We will cover safety, appropriate guns and ammunition, rules of the game, etiquette on the field, and field layout. Firearms and ammunition will be provided, or you may bring your own. An adult must accompany participants under 18. ) https://short.mdc.mo.gov/ZGG

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 8:00am to 11:30am

Location: Lake City Shooting Range

Register by September 20

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

What do I need to do if I want to hunt deer in Missouri? If I harvest a deer what do I do next? These questions and more will be answered in this informative program on deer hunting. During this clinic we will cover the following topics: Biology of white-tail deer, what to do before the hunt, what to do during the hunt, and what to do after the hunt. Ages 6 and up, participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Krug Park Amphitheater

Register by September 27

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019 - 8:00am to 11:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

This month we will be discussing Coyote America by Dan Flores. Despite the many ill-informed efforts to annihilate coyotes, they haven’t just survived, they’ve thrived. Found throughout the St. Louis region, and across the continent, these mammals have a fascinating natural and supernatural history.

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 7:30am to 7:15pm

Location: Bennett Spring Fish Hatchery

Women's Free Fishing Day at Bennett Spring State Park. Girls of all ages fish for free! For more information contact Ben Havens at Ben.Havens@mdc.mo.gov or call the hatchery at 417-532-4418

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 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 September 29

Date: Monday, September 30, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Deer – Field to Freezer
September 30 • Monday • 6 - 8 p.m.
(Ages 11 and up)
Reservations begin September 16
Learn the steps necessary to process deer meat yourself. We will demonstrate how to skin and butcher a deer in simple easy steps with minimum equipment. You will learn tips on how to make sure your venison is the best quality possible. https://short.mdc.mo.gov/ZGG

Register by September 29

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

This program will introduce the fundamentals for safely and successfully shooting a compound bow, with hands on practice. All equipment will be provided. Class will meet at the Don R. Johnson Static Archery Range located at the August A Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. The class will be held outdoors so please dress for the weather. Ages 9 and up, participants 9-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register by September 29

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

This program will introduce the fundamentals for safely and successfully shooting a compound bow, with hands on practice. All equipment will be provided. Class will meet at the Don R. Johnson Static Archery Range located at the August A Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. The class will be held outdoors so please dress for the weather. Ages 9 and up, participants 9-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 4:30am to Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 8:00pm

Location: Shaw Nature Reserve - Adlyne Freund Center

Women’s Managed Deer Hunt Shaw Nature Reserve
Apply for the hunt, July 1 – 31
Hunting Dates October 5&6
To apply, go to : https://mdc12.mdc.mo.gov/Applications/ManagedHunts/Main/ShowHunts
(Hunters 18 and up.)
The Missouri Department of Conservation is conduction a managed deer hunt for women who have never harvested a deer. The hunt will take place within Shaw Nature Reserve, Franklin County.
The actual hunt is limited to 8 women who will apply for the hunt in July and are successfully drown for the hunt. Participants will stay overnight Saturday in cabins and hunt Sunday. Each hunter will be provided a mentor/guide to help them during their hunt. Keep in mind that moderate to high physical exertion is required for the hunt as participants could be hiking long distances.
For questions regarding this managed hunt please call 636-938-9548 Ext. 1753 or email kurt.otterstein@mdc.mo.gov

Register by October 4

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 8:00am to 11:30am

Location: Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce

Prescribed fire is a low cost way for landowners to manage grasslands, CRP and old fields for forage production and/or improve wildlife habitat. This workshop will include classroom discussions on methods, equipment, safety, and why and when you would use fire as a management tool. Emphasis will include how to conduct a safe and effective burn to control sprouts, encourage beneficial plants and create better quality quail habitat. Participation will qualify landowners to have a prescribed burn plan prepared for their fields and use available loan equipment.

Register by October 4

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Jakes stands for Junior Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship. This event is designed for children ages 6 to 12 and features a variety of activities related to the great outdoors. National Wild Turkey Federation members and the Twin Pines staff will present sessions that introduce and improve skills related to archery, air rifle, hunting, fishing, plants, wildlife and safety. Lunch will be served. Each participant will be entered in the event’s prize drawing and will receive a goodie bag and Jakes membership. On-site registration is available but pre-registration is advised . To make a reservation, call 888-283-0364 or register on-line at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

Register by October 12

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Modern Sporting Rifles are one of the most popular rifles owned and used by hunters and shooters today. They are lightweight, modular for ease of modification, and available in many popular calibers for both recreational shooting and hunting applications. Join us to learn more about the Modern Sporting Rifle, how to safely use, clean and maintain it, how to select the proper caliber for your application, and much more.

Date: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 4:30am to Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:00am

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Managed Deer Hunt Jay Henges Shooting Range Restricted Portion (Forest 44)
Apply for the hunt, July 1 – 31
Hunting Dates October 21&22
To apply go to: https://mdc12.mdc.mo.gov/Applications/ManagedHunts/Main/ShowHunts
Adults new to the sport of deer hunting will have a chance to see what all the excitement is about when the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers a mentored muzzleloader deer hunt for those age 18 and over. The hunt takes place at Forest 44 Conservation Area in High Ridge. The only requirement for participants is that they are new to deer hunting and have not yet harvested a deer. Both traditional side lock and modern inline muzzleloader firearms are permitted. Five hunters total will be chosen for the hunt by random drawing. Participating in the hunt is free of charge.
To learn more, call 636 938-9548.

Register by October 18

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Myths and superstitions abound concerning Halloween and its traditional seasonal icon, the owl. See Barred, Great Horned and Screech owls from the Dickerson Park Zoo and lay those myths and superstitions to rest. The 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM programs are for schools and the 6:00 PM program is for the public. This program is for all age groups and reservations are required. To make a reservation, call 888-283-0364 or register on-line at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

Register by October 18

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Myths and superstitions abound concerning Halloween and its traditional seasonal icon, the owl. See Barred, Great Horned and Screech owls from the Dickerson Park Zoo and lay those myths and superstitions to rest. The 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM programs are for schools and the 6:00 PM program is for the public. This program is for all age groups and reservations are required. To make a reservation, call 888-283-0364 or register on-line at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

Register by October 18

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Myths and superstitions abound concerning Halloween and its traditional seasonal icon, the owl. See Barred, Great Horned and Screech owls from the Dickerson Park Zoo and lay those myths and superstitions to rest. The 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM programs are for schools and the 6:00 PM program is for the public. This program is for all age groups and reservations are required. To make a reservation, call 888-283-0364 or register on-line at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

Register by October 26

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Novice hunters can learn how to turn harvested game into neat packages of lean, healthful meat. This event covers regulations, field dressing, supplies, transporting, and techniques for processing deer.

Register by November 22

Date: Friday, November 22, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am

Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

This month we will be discussing Adventures of a Young Naturalist an autobiographical account of David Attenborough’s early years as one of the world's leading naturalists. He is well-known by everyone who enjoys wildlife programs on television and an avid conservationist.

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