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Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Modern tools and inventions make wildlife simpler, but what was it like in the past? We will take a
look at some primitive survival skills and get some hands-on experience.

Register by June 21

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

This is a free workshop that will help migratory and upland bird hunters improve their hunting skills with non-toxic shot. Topics include: how to select the best ammunition and choke combination for hunting, how to improve your shooting skills, general information on the latest non-toxic shotgun ammunition, how to improve your range & distance estimation skills, and how to properly pattern your shotgun.

Free steel practice shot and clay targets provided

MDC provides free 12- and 20-gauge nontoxic practice ammunition to participants. Besides being nontoxic, steel shot is the cheapest nontoxic shot, (many times cheaper than even lead), holds the tightest patterns, and has the shortest shot strings. If you can learn to shoot steel shot effectively, you can be more effective with any other shot.

What to bring

You must have some understanding of waterfowl or upland game bird hunting, shotgun shooting, chokes, and ammunition.
Bring the following:
•Your shotgun
•Choke tubes (if applicable)
•Any other nontoxic shotgun ammunition you would like to pattern test
•Eye and ear protection
•Stool or chair
•Snack, lunch, and beverage.

Date: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Join us to learn about rare and interesting animals that you can find in Missouri.

Register by June 25

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: MDC Northeast Regional Office

Documentary on Birds (approximately 1hr in length). You are welcome to bring snacks and a blanket/pillow to lay on the floor and watch the
movie. The documentary will be shown in our carpeted classroom, so please no sticky food or drinks that may stain if spilled. After the documentary, participants
will have the chance to make their own wooden bird feeder! Supplies will be
provided, but are limited. Register online at www.mdc.mo.gov/events by 5pm,
June 25th.

Register by July 3

Date: Friday, July 5, 2019 - 5:00pm to 11:30pm

Location: Locust Creek

Join the Missouri Department of Conservation at the Locust Creek Conservation Area for a FREE class on frogging for beginners! Starting at 5:00 pm, there will be a classroom session where participants will learn about the Frogs of Missouri. Participants will get to sample frog legs during the presentation. A field portion will follow where participants can work on their techniques and harvest their own frogs. Registration is required. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment as supplies will be limited. Please bring a headlamp, shoes that can get wet and muddy (such as rubber boots, water shoes or waders), clothing that can get wet and muddy, insect repellent, a lawn chair and a water bottle. Anyone 15 or younger needs to be accompanied by an adult. A current 2019 Fishing Permit is required for anyone 16 years of age or older. For questions, contact Chelsea Clever at (573) 248-2530 or Chelsea.Clever@mdc.mo.gov.

Register by July 1

Date: Friday, July 19, 2019 - 5:30pm to Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 1:00pm

Location: Wakonda State Park

This two day course will teach anglers techniques for catching catfish on Missouri's Streams using alternative methods. This event is a partnership with State Parks as they will be providing free camping opportunities for participants of the event.
Friday evening participants will be taken on the Mississippi River and shown how to safely set lines and navigate the river. Once off the river presentations will be made on regulations tactics and gear. Saturday morning participants will be show how to retrieve fish from a boat. A fish cleaning demo will be conducted upon return to the park. This is a two day event. Participants will need to provide their own food, drink, sunscreen, and other personal items. Fishing equipment will be provided. Please have each person in your party sign up separate. For Questions contact Rob at (660)785-2420 or rob.garver@mdc.mo.gov

Register by July 1

Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 8:30am to Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

Location: Camp Colburn - Stoutsville

Discover Nature Girls’ Camp is a FREE 2-day, 1-night camp held by the Missouri Department of Conservation for girls ages 11-15. This camp will give them a supportive learning environment to actively participate in “hands-on” outdoor skills led by experts in their field. One of the goals of camp is to encourage participants to leave with the confidence to explore Missouri’s diverse outdoors on their own. Of all the experiences a girl can have during her childhood, few offer the profound, life-changing power of camp. She has the opportunity to grow her self-esteem, explore the great outdoors, make new friends and have great experiences she will not soon forget. Previous attendees are not eligible to participate.

Some of the skills they will be participating in are:
* Archery ** Fishing Equipment
* Rifle Shooting ** Shotgun Shooting
* Conservation Management and Ethics ** Firearm Safety
* Tree Stand Safety ** Water Safety/Canoeing

** Women in Conservation * Fish ID * Fishing

At the completion of camp the girls will become Hunter Education certified so they may continue using their newly learned skills. Your child must complete the online portion before camp. If they arrive at camp without this completed, she will be turned away.

To fulfill this requirement, choose one of three options:

Option 1: SELF-STUDY MANUAL: Students can learn at their own pace by studying the hunter education student manual. Contact your local Conservation Agent to obtain a copy.
Option 2: ONLINE COURSE: Log on to www.mdc.mo.gov to learn the information online through a computer or mobile device and complete the review quizzes. Print and mail a copy of the Missouri Skills Session Qualifier Certificate for $15.00 fee.
Option 3: CLASSROOM SESSION: Register by logging onto www.mdc.mo.gov and attend the 4-hour Classroom Session presented by Hunter Education instructors. Students will receive the Missouri Skills Session Qualifier Certificate.

Guardians interested in becoming a chaperone should contact Conservation Agent Kevin Powell at 660/216-1389. Chaperones will arrive on Monday, July 22, 2019

Please provide an email address at registration.

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