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Registration period: July 12 - August 9
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 12:00 pm - Wednesday, August 10, 2022 1:00 pm
Location: Lost Valley Hatchery
Come learn about how native plants can be used to make tasty vinegar. We will discuss the seasons of the plant, how to get some for your yard, and how to make delicious vinegars from the scraps after you process the fruits into jellies and juices.
Registration period: July 12 - August 9
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 2:00 pm - Wednesday, August 10, 2022 3:00 pm
Location: Lost Valley Hatchery
Come learn about how native plants can be used to make tasty vinegar. We will discuss the seasons of the plant, how to get some for your yard, and how to make delicious vinegars from the scraps after you process the fruit into jellies and juices.
Registration period: July 23 - August 10
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 6:00 pm - Wednesday, August 10, 2022 8:30 pm
Location: Sterrett Creek Marina

Lesson 1: Equipment, Casting and Proper Fish Handling combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach anglers basic fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn how to properly and safely cast a spin cast fishing rod, parts of a fishing rod, how to fasten basic fishing tackle and how to properly handle and release a fish. Lesson 2: How to Tie a Knot and Bait a Hook combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families intermediate fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn to tie an improved clinch knot and how to properly secure bait on hooks.

Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided.

Program is appropriate for ages 7 through adult. All children ages 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Participants DO NOT need a fishing permit to fish during this program.

Each participant will need to register for this program individually on the Missouri Department of Conservation Discover Fishing website. Email instructor for assistance with registering for this program.

Participants who attended all four of the Discover Nature - Fishing Lessons will receive their choice of a free fishing rod/reel combo, tackle box, dip net or tackle kit as an appreciation gift from the Missouri Department of Conservation for participating.

Registration period: June 8 - August 9
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022 9:00 am - Saturday, August 13, 2022 12:00 pm
Location: Lost Valley Hatchery
Participants will complete a Discover Nature Fishing Lesson , fish and learn to shoot air rifles For more information or help with registration call Kara at 660-438-4465 or Mark @ 660-530-5500
Registration period: July 23 - August 17
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 6:00 pm - Wednesday, August 17, 2022 8:30 pm
Location: Sterrett Creek Marina

Lesson 3: Five Common Missouri Fish-Their Anatomy, Habitat, and Life Cycle combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach anglers basic biological concepts and functions specific to largemouth bass, bluegill, hybrid sunfish, channel catfish and rainbow trout. Participants will learn the different components of fish anatomy and their functions. In addition, participants will learn about various types of fish habitat and aquatic food webs.

Lesson 4: Fishing with Lures and Fishing Regulations combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families how to properly select a fishing lure based on desired fish species, weather and water conditions. In addition, participants will learn how to identify and understand fishing regulations. Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided. All children ages 7 -15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Participants must have completed Lessons 1 and 2 prior to attending Lesson 3 & 4.

Equipment, bait and fishing coaches will be provided.

Participants DO NOT need a fishing permit to fish during this program.

Each participant must register for this program individually on the Missouri Department of Conservation Discover Fishing website. For assistance with registration please email the program instructor.

Lesson 3 & 4 are part of the Discover Nature-Fishing Lesson series. Lesson 3 & 4 are appropriate for adults and families with children ages 7 and older.

Participants who attend all 4 Discover Nature - Fishing Lessons will receive their choice of a free fishing rod/reel combo, tackle box, dip net of tackle kit as an appreciation gift from the Missouri Department of Conservation for participating.

Registration period: July 29 - August 19
Date: Friday, August 19, 2022 9:00 am - Friday, August 19, 2022 11:30 am
Location: Lost Valley Hatchery
Fishing is a great way to spend time outdoors with family. Join us at Lost Valley Hatchery's Education Pond for a morning of fishing fun. This is a family event for those ages 2 and up. Staff and volunteers will be on site to assist anglers. Equipment and bait will be provided, or you are welcome to bring your own equipment and any baits not carried in water. Fishing is catch and release only. Registration is required. Please be sure to register each member of your family separately.
Registration period: June 8 - August 17
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022 9:00 am - Saturday, August 20, 2022 12:00 pm
Location: Lost Valley Hatchery
Participants will receive a Discover Nature Fishing Lesson, fish, and be introduced to Shooting a Shotgun. For more information or help with registration call Kara at 660-438-4465 or Mark @660- 530-5500
Registration period: July 11 - August 27
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022 9:00 am - Saturday, August 27, 2022 12:30 pm
Location: Berry Bend South Park

Bank to table, after this program you'll never look at rough fish the same again!

Learn about harvesting, cleaning and preparing some of our states most abundant "trash fish".

We'll spend a little time talking about methods and local hot spots for harvesting various species of rough fish. Then we'll demonstrate some of the best and easiest methods for cleaning gar, buffalo, drum and silver carp. We'll end the program with a cooking demonstration where we will prepare the fish we clean using some favorite methods and delicious recipes to produce samples for everyone to try.
Registration period: July 6 - September 15
Date: Friday, September 23, 2022 3:30 pm - Saturday, September 24, 2022 12:00 pm
Location: Truman State Park

This Clinic is designed for individuals who would like to catfish on Truman Lake, particularly with juglines and trotlines, but need assistance getting started. Each participant will be provided with the materials to make a jugline. Participants will learn about the management of catfish on Truman Lake, how to build juglines and trotlines, get hands-on experience setting and running juglines and trotlines, learn how to clean catfish and get a basic overview of techniques for rod and reel fishing Truman Lake. This clinic will be completed by noon on Saturday, participants are encouraged to use the rest of the weekend to catfish on their own. Materials to make additional juglines and trotlines can be purchased in Warsaw, we will assist participants who wish to build additional juglines or trotlines at the conclusion of the clinic.

Participants will be fishing from MDC boats. Everyone attending must possess a valid Missouri fishing license. Personal flotation devices will be provided and must be worn while on the boats.

Chris Brooke 660-885-6981

Mark Miller 660 530 5500
Registration period: July 1 - October 1
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022 8:00 am - Sunday, November 6, 2022 12:00 pm
Location: Lost Valley Hatchery
This hunt is designed for hunters who have archery hunted for deer in the past, but have been unsuccessful. To be eligible for this hunt you must not have previously filled an Archery Deer Permit .Beginning hunters are also welcome to apply. We can work with you help you gain the knowledge and experience you need. For more information contact Mark Miller. Email- mark.miller@mdc.mo.gov Phone 660-530-5500 This is the hunt listed on the MDC Managed Hunts page.