Events

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Register by May 11

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Discover the joys of shooting one of the all-time favorite rifles–the .22 rifle. We will discuss rifle nomenclature, dominant eye, sight picture, sight alignment, breath control, trigger squeeze, shooting positions, plus much more. You may use our rifles or plan to use your own. Please make sure your rifle is completely unloaded before you arrive at the range.

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Tilles Park Lake

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. Discover Nature Fishing program is put on by the MDC urban fishing program partners.

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: January-Wabash Park Lake

Register by June 15

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Join us to discover the basics of responsible handgun ownership and the joys of shooting. We will cover safety, handgun nomenclature, sight picture, sight alignment, breath control, trigger squeeze, and much more. All firearms and ammunition will be provided and you may bring your personal handgun to use during the live fire portion. There should be no live ammunition, concealed firearms, or uncased firearms inside the classroom.

Register by June 22

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Advance your knowledge of shooting and hunting with your crossbow, safely and effectively. We will cover nomenclature of the crossbow, hand placement, stance, loading and drawing of string. We will also cover the optics, care and cleaning and storage. The difference between bolts and arrows, practice points versus hunting points. We will shoot on the static and 3-D range. Youth under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 8:00am to Friday, June 28, 2019 - 12:00pm

Location: January-Wabash Park Lake

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. The Discover Nature Fishing program is put on by our urban fishing program partners.

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Suson Park - Rearing Pond

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. The Discover Nature Fishing program is put on by our urban fishing program partners.

Register by July 13

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Discover the joys of shooting one of the all-time favorite rifles–the .22 rifle. We will discuss rifle nomenclature, dominant eye, sight picture, sight alignment, breath control, trigger squeeze, shooting positions, plus much more. You may use our rifles or plan to use your own. Please make sure your rifle is completely unloaded before you arrive at the range.

Date: Monday, July 15, 2019 - 8:00am to Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:30pm

Location: January-Wabash Park Lake

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. The Discover Nature Fishing program is put on by our urban fishing program partners.

Register by July 27

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Trap shooting is a fun and exciting way to further your shotgun shooting knowledge. We will be spending time talking about the game of trap and then work with you individually on the trap field to assist the shotgun shooter in learning gun mount, moving the shotgun, hold points, break points, forward allowance, and many more of the mechanics as it pertains to trap shooting. This program is not for the beginning shotgun shooter as it is an intermediate level program so unless you are beyond the basics in shotgunning this program is not for you. You will need to bring your unloaded shotgun to this program to use and both .12 and .20 gauge ammunition will be provided for the program.

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Blackjack Lake - NOCO Rec Plex

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the St. Louis Urban Fishing Program as the oldest and one of the largest in the USA. The Discover Nature Fishing program is put on by our urban fishing program partners.

Register by August 17

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Join us to discover the joys of shotgun shooting. We will discuss shotgun nomenclature, stance, dominant eye, mounting, moving the shotgun, and much more. You may use our shotguns or plan to use your own. Please make sure your shotgun is completely unloaded before arriving.

Register by August 24

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Join us to learn the most effective methods for dove hunting. We will discuss the biology of the bird and then teach you how to wing shoot using the Effective Wing Shooting for the Hunter techniques. We will discuss using decoys and how to use concealment to your benefit.

Register by August 31

Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Discover the basics of archery shooting. We will cover things like bow nomenclature, hand set, bow set, pre-draw, stance, and much more and then go shooting on the static archery range. You may bring your own bow to the program or use ours.

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center will be closed to public shooting for the Day at the Range and Outdoor Adventure Fair for persons with disabilities. This event is a partnership effort between the Southwest Center for Independent Living, The National Wild Turkey Federation, and Missouri Department of Conservation. If you have a friend or family member who is disabled, this is their event. Come and enjoy a day in the outdoors shooting, fishing, and participating in a variety of other nature-related activities at this one-day event. To register, please call the Southwest Center for Independent Living at 417-886-1188 or go online to http://www.swmodatr.com/.

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 7:30am to 7:15pm

Location: Bennett Spring Fish Hatchery

Women's Free Fishing Day at Bennett Spring State Park. Girls of all ages fish for free! For more information contact Ben Havens at Ben.Havens@mdc.mo.gov or call the hatchery at 417-532-4418

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF)- Each year on the forth Saturday in September we celebrate NHF day by providing one free hour of shooting on the rifle/pistol range, shotgun patterning range, or the archery range and for shotgun shooters we allow one free round of trap or skeet. Bring your own firearms and ammunition to participate and regular check in, hours, and fees apply for other hours/rounds needed.

Register by October 12

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Modern Sporting Rifles are one of the most popular rifles owned and used by hunters and shooters today. They are lightweight, modular for ease of modification, and available in many popular calibers for both recreational shooting and hunting applications. Join us to learn more about the Modern Sporting Rifle, how to safely use, clean and maintain it, how to select the proper caliber for your application, and much more.

Register by October 26

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Novice hunters can learn how to turn harvested game into neat packages of lean, healthful meat. This event covers regulations, field dressing, supplies, transporting, and techniques for processing deer.

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