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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Register by March 29

Date: Friday, April 9, 2021 - 4:00pm to Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 7:00pm

Location: Wood Station

This is an awesome opportunity for new hunters to go turkey hunting with an experienced mentor, learn about turkeys, and maybe even harvest one. Hunter must be between 7 and 15 years of age and have never harvested a bird. Shotguns and ammo will be provided to those who need them.
This is a partnership event with the Kenneth Kirchman Foundation.
The foundation will provide the venue, food, gear, and hunting ground.
Friday Clinic:
Participants will practice shooting and calling in turkeys. The kids will also meet their mentors and learn tactics for harvesting a turkey.
Saturday Hunt:
The kids will start the morning out by going hunting with their Mentors. Lunch will be provided after the hunt, as well as other activities.
Questions? Contact Rob at (660)785-2420

Register by April 12

Date: Friday, April 23, 2021 - 3:00pm to Sunday, April 25, 2021 - 3:00pm

Location: Rest Inn Him Lodge and Retreat Center

For Youth suffering from Chronic, Terminal or Life-Threatening Illness.
This event is a partnership between The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), The Outdoor Dream Foundation (ODF), Missouri Disabled Sportsmen (MDS), and Rest Inn Him Lodge. Applicants will be sent formal application paperwork following their registration on MDC’s site. Outdoor Dream will review applications and provided any necessary hunting gear for successful applicants. Rest Inn Him will provide lodging and activities for participants during the weekend. Missouri Disabled Sportsmen will provide funding for meals. Dead End Game Calls will provide callers. MDC will supply track chairs, equipment & supplies, as well as necessary staff. Participants will attend a turkey hunting clinic, be taken on a mentored hunt in some of Missouri’s best turkey country and have some time for fishing and other activities around the lodge. For questions regarding this event contact: Rob with MDC at (660)785-2420 or Ed with Outdoor Dream at (660)988-7640.
Current COVID-19 Conditions Could Affect This Event. Health and safety will be the foremost effort for this event. Steps will be taken to accommodate social distancing and sanitization by all parties involved

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