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Register by August 1

Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 8:00am to 1:30pm

Location: Ted Shanks CA

Come spend a day at the river with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). MDC Staff and volunteers will be instructing participants on the basics of setline fishing on Missouri’s rivers and lakes. The program will begin at 8am with a hands-on tutorial of how to safely set trot-lines and bank poles, properly label equipment, and handle and release fish. These tactics can be used in streams and some lakes of Missouri, both big and small. Following the river outing, participants will attend a seminar on fisheries management, with information on the recent catfish survey led by an MDC Fisheries Management biologist. This seminar will also include a presentation on river fishing regulations led by a Conservation Agent, along with a how-to presentation on using gear and equipment. There is no fee for this event, but space is limited. Sign up is limited to anglers that are new to setline fishing. By signing up you are applying for a spot in the clinic. You will be contacted as part of the process once you are signed up.

Register by August 21

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Using resin and some of Missouri’s wonderful and beautiful wildflowers we will create a piece of jewelry. Registration is required. Please register online or email alyssa.garver@mdc.mo.gov to register by August 21st. All supplies will be provided. Class is free.

Register by August 24

Date: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 11:00am

Location: Locust Creek

This clinic is to teach youth to safely enjoy dove hunting, and to learn about migratory birds and their habitat. Participants must attend Friday evening for a short course on dove biology, followed by some wing shooting practice. Firearms are available if needed. Ammunition will be provided. The clinic and hunt will be held at the Locust Creek Shop Building.

Register by September 28

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 6:00pm to Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 7:00pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

This program is a two day course that covers handguns, shotguns, and rifles. Participants 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult. Covered Tuesday evening in the classroom will be safety, loading and unloading, calibers and types, shooting techniques, and cleaning. Wednesday from 4 -7pm the range at Sugar Creek will be open for participants to come try out each type of firearm. Participants may bring their own firearm both evening, but it must be unloaded and in a case. No ammunition is allowed Tuesday. For Questions call Rob at 660-785-2420 or email him at rob.garver@mdc.mo.gov.

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