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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 October 23

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 8:00am to 9:30am

Location: Big Piney Sportsman Club

This Women's Only Beginner Handgun program will include safety, operation, and techniques of shooting semi-auto and revolver handguns. Participants must be at least 16 years old. All equipment will be provided, including guns, ammo, targets, eye and ear protection. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear (no open toed shoes). You are welcome to bring your personal handgun as long as it is unloaded and cased. If you choose to bring your personal handgun, you will need to provide your own ammunition if it is a caliber other than .22 long rifle or 9mm. After a short lecture session, participants will practice shooting at paper targets.

Register by October 23

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: Big Piney Sportsman Club

This Women's Only Beginner Handgun program will include safety, operation, and techniques of shooting semi-auto and revolver handguns. Participants must be at least 16 years old. All equipment will be provided, including guns, ammo, targets, eye and ear protection. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear (no open toed shoes). You are welcome to bring your personal handgun as long as it is unloaded and cased. If you choose to bring your personal handgun, you will need to provide your own ammunition if it is a caliber other than .22 long rifle or 9mm. After a short lecture session, participants will practice shooting at paper targets.

Register by October 24

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Virtual

Join us for a virtual program discussing Missouri’s wild edibles. We will explore some yummy forest finds as well as the importance of ethical, informed collecting. Then, we will make something sweet to eat! While you won’t be able to taste our treats, we will show you how to make your own step-by-step. Please provide an email in your profile so a program link can be sent. Registration ends two hours before the program begins.

Register by October 23

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Big Piney Sportsman Club

This Women's Only Beginner Handgun program will include safety, operation, and techniques of shooting semi-auto and revolver handguns. Participants must be at least 16 years old. All equipment will be provided, including guns, ammo, targets, eye and ear protection. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear (no open toed shoes). You are welcome to bring your personal handgun as long as it is unloaded and cased. If you choose to bring your personal handgun, you will need to provide your own ammunition if it is a caliber other than .22 long rifle or 9mm. After a short lecture session, participants will practice shooting at paper targets.

Register by October 23

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: Big Piney Sportsman Club

This Women's Only Beginner Handgun program will include safety, operation, and techniques of shooting semi-auto and revolver handguns. Participants must be at least 16 years old. All equipment will be provided, including guns, ammo, targets, eye and ear protection. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear (no open toed shoes). You are welcome to bring your personal handgun as long as it is unloaded and cased. If you choose to bring your personal handgun, you will need to provide your own ammunition if it is a caliber other than .22 long rifle or 9mm. After a short lecture session, participants will practice shooting at paper targets.

Register by November 21

Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Make holiday treasures for your family or one-of-a-kind handmade gifts for the holidays from the abundance of natural objects this season offers. The Twin Pines staff will show you how to use items such as twigs, pine needles, acorns, buckeyes and seed pods to create wreath, reindeer and miniature tree ornaments. Designed for ages 12 and up, this program has a class limit of 5. Reservations are required. To ensure the good health of all, participants are reminded to social distance and to stay home if you are sick. Reservations can be made on-line at www.mdc.mo.gov/twinpines. For further information, call 573-325-1381.

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