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Registration period: January 3 - February 9
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023 6:00 pm - Thursday, February 9, 2023 7:30 pm
Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

This class will help you learn the basics of predator hunting for crows. We will discuss gun safety, zones of fire, identification of birds, hunt set up, calls, and much more. When done with this class you will be able to hunt safely and enjoyably for crows. Participants who attend will be invited back to hunt on the Bois D' Arc conservation area at a later date for crows.

Registration period: January 14 - February 14
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023 8:00 am - Saturday, February 18, 2023 3:00 pm
Location: August A Busch Shooting Range
This program is for those women new to hunting, that have not hunted in the past, and want to learn how to get started. We will be focusing on the basics of upland hunting with emphasis on ringneck pheasants. This is for women 16 and over who want to learn to hunt and have never purchased a small game permit. Attendees must be hunter education certified and comfortable handling a shotgun. There will be a mandatory clinic on Tuesday, February 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p..m.. at the August A. Busch shooting range. Anyone who does not attend the clinic will not be allowed to participate in the hunt.
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2023 9:00 am - Sunday, February 19, 2023 12:00 pm
Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

February 19 • Sunday • 9am – 12, noon

(All ages)

No reservations required.

Now that your antlers have dried for the required 60 days, it is time to check the official score of that big rack. We will have official scorers on duty. You may also bring shed antlers to be scored. Antlers do not have to be from this past season, any previous rack can be scored. Bring your antlers to the Education Center and see what your antlers scores!

Registration period: January 17 - February 19
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2023 9:00 am - Sunday, February 19, 2023 12:00 pm
Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

February 19 • Sunday • 9am – 12, noon

(All ages)

No reservations required.

Now that your antlers have dried for the required 60 days, it is time to check the official score of that big rack. We will have official scorers on duty. You may also bring shed antlers to be scored. Antlers do not have to be from this past season, any previous rack can be scored. Bring your antlers to the Education Center and see what your antlers scores!

Registration period: January 13 - February 17
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023 5:00 am - Sunday, March 5, 2023 12:00 pm
Location: Missouri Disabled Sportsman's Events
Only 4 mobility impaired participants will be selected per day for this event. Each hunter may request day or days they wish to hunt and requests will be honored if spots are available. Event coordinator will be in contact to discuss availability of spots on each day.
Registration period: January 21 - February 21
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023 8:00 am - Saturday, February 25, 2023 3:00 pm
Location: August A Busch Shooting Range
This program will teach the basics of upland hunting with emphasis on ringneck This is for youths 11 to 15 who want to learn how to hunt and have never purchased a small game permit or hunted before. Attendees must be hunter education certified and comfortable handling a shotgun. There will be a mandatory clinic on February 21st from 5:30pm to 7:30 pm at the August A. Busch shooting range. Anyone who does not attend the clinic will not be allowed to participate in the hunt.
Registration period: January 26 - February 24
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023 9:00 am - Saturday, February 25, 2023 12:00 pm
Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range
Looking for shed deer antlers is a great way to spend time outdoors with your family. Attend this session for a few tips and tricks when searching for antlers. We’ll briefly cover deer biology and what you should be looking for. Afterwards we’ll head out for a shed hunt of our own so dress accordingly.
Registration period: December 19 - February 10
Date: Friday, March 3, 2023 6:00 pm - Saturday, March 4, 2023 6:00 pm
Location: Duck Horn Lodge

Missouri Disabled Sportsmen in partnership with Missouri Woods & Water podcast and Duck Horn Outdoor Adventures will be hosting two (2) mobility impaired hunters for an all inclusive day of predator hunting.

The selected particpants will be provided room & board at the DHOA Lodge. MDS & MWW will provide experienced mentors, trackchairs, firearms, calls, and any adaptive equipment for both hunters.

The selected participants will be notified of their selection approximatley two-weeks prior to the hunt.
Registration period: January 23 - March 6
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023 8:30 am - Saturday, March 11, 2023 2:00 pm
Location: UCM Shooting Range

Participants will experience Shotgun Shooting, Archery., Pellet guns, Hunting Techniques and Safety and Fishing (weather permitting)

For more information Call Marlin@ 573-690-0780

or

Jeremy @ 660-238-9320
Registration period: January 19 - March 21
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023 6:30 pm - Thursday, March 23, 2023 8:30 pm
Location: Laclede Electric Cooperative

Are you looking forward to Spring, as nature comes to life and the morning air is filled with the sound of

turkey toms gobbling? If so, this workshop is for you! MDC staff is partnering with National Wild Turkey

Federation members to host a Spring turkey hunting clinic in Laclede County. Turkey hunting has a rich

tradition in Missouri, come learn from some local experts and increase your chances for a successful

harvest this Spring. The program will be hosted at the Laclede County Electric Cooperative auditorium

on March 23 rd from 6:30-8:30pm.

Topics covered in the program

? MDC’s efforts to ensure our wild turkey population remains healthy and the status of our

turkey population

* Biological and behavioral characteristics of Eastern Wild Turkeys

* Rules and regulations associated with spring turkey hunting in Missouri

* The importance of safety while turkey hunting

* Scouting and finding places to hunt

* Using various turkey calls to duplicate wild turkey language

* Other turkey hunting strategies

* Processing your harvest

The program is open to all skill levels from beginner to the experienced turkey hunter. Come and learn

skills and techniques to help you successfully harvest a gobbler this Spring! All registered participants

will receive a turkey call. All participants under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult. For

additional information or questions contact Lyle Whittaker (417)895-6880 Ext. 1644 or email

Lyle.whittaker@mdc.mo.gov
Registration period: January 3 - March 25
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023 8:30 am - Saturday, March 25, 2023 11:30 am
Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Join us to discover the basics of turkey hunting in the spring. We will cover safety, scouting, calling, proper setup, shotgun ballistics, and much more.

Registration period: January 16 - March 20
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023 9:00 am - Saturday, March 25, 2023 1:00 pm
Location: Clinton MDC Office

Youth Turkey Clinic open to ages 8-15 years.

Stations will consist of shotgun patterning, turkey calling/hunting techniques, safety trail, and archery. Bring your own shotgun. Ammunition will be provided. For more information or help with registration, contact the Clinton Office.
Registration period: February 2 - April 20
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023 6:00 pm - Thursday, April 20, 2023 7:30 pm
Location: Online only

Join us in learning about mushrooms and how they live and grow. Get some tips on how to find and identify the edible ones and what ones to stay away from. In our area morel mushrooms are very popular, see if you can find any.

Registration period: February 2 - April 20
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023 6:00 pm - Thursday, April 20, 2023 7:30 pm
Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Join us in learning about mushrooms and how they live and grow. Get some tips on how to find and identify the edible ones and what ones to stay away from. In our area morel mushrooms are very popular, see if you can find any.

Registration period: January 9 - April 3
Date: Friday, April 21, 2023 5:00 am - Sunday, April 23, 2023 1:00 pm
Location: Southwest Regional Office

Missouri Disabled Sportsmen will be hosting ten (10) mobility impaired hunters for a spring turkey hunt in southwest Missouri.

This hunt will take place on private properties throughout the area and each selected participant will be provided with an experienced guide(s), enclosed blind, and decoys. There will be several trackchairs on-site to use as needed also.

The chosen participants will be notified two-weeks prior to the hunt of their inclusion. Travel, room & board, and a valid 2023 Missouri turkey license will be the responsibility of each participant.

Registration period: February 2 - May 19
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023 8:30 am - Saturday, May 20, 2023 11:30 am
Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Interested in hunting but need help getting started? In this program, we will cover what is hunting and what kind of commitment I need go begin hunting safely.

Registration period: February 2 - June 23
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023 8:30 am - Saturday, June 24, 2023 11:30 am
Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Hunting may not only be a family tradition, but a personal privilege that each and everyone can enjoy. Hunting is basic to our nature. Hunting allows us to hep control wildlife populations an fun projects for wildlife management. Hunting is also a safe and natural way to help each of us reconnect to nature and our surroundings. In this class, we will cover all the reasons to hunt, why its important, and explore myths about hunting.