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 July 10

Date: Friday, July 17, 2020 - 4:30pm to Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 12:00pm

Location: Mississippi River Alexandria

MDC staff and volunteers will instruct participants on the basics of setline fishing on Missouri’s rivers and lakes. Participants will attend a seminar on fisheries management, with information on the recent catfish survey led by an MDC Fisheries Management biologist. The program will then become a hands-on tutorial of how to safely set trot-lines and bank poles, properly label equipment, and boat operation. These tactics can be used in streams and some lakes of Missouri. Saturday morning participants will be given the opportunity to go back out on the river to check lines. Once off the river a fish cleaning demonstration will be held. Following the river outing, a Conservation Agent will present fishing regulations, and staff will give a how-to presentation on using gear and equipment. Sign up is limited to anglers that are new to setline fishing (You will be contacted about your experience to ensure new anglers are given priority). Fishing equipment will be provided. All participants should bring face masks. Please have each person in your party sign up separate. For Questions contact Rob at (660)785-2420 or

Register by July 21

Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Northeast Virtual Classroom

MDC invites participants to enjoy nature by learning the basics of bow fishing though a virtual classroom. Bow fishing offers an exciting way to pursue these fish that typically draw little interest with the traditional pole-and-line or setline methods. Topics will include types of bows, reels, lines, and arrows; as well as fish identification, places to go, and rules and regulations.
This program will be presented via a live presentation webinar, where participants will have opportunities to ask questions. Recorded videos and presentations will also be sent to registered participants for viewing before the live meetings. Links for each webinar will be emailed to participants prior to the meeting.

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