Learn the basics of deer hunting at Oct. 5 MDC clinic at Andy Dalton Range

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Hunting deer is a great way to enjoy the outdoors in the fall and can also provide meat for the dinner table that is both tasty and healthy.

People interested in learning the basics of firearms deer hunting can learn more about this popular pastime at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) program “Learning to Hunt: Deer Hunting” Oct. 5 at MDC’s Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. This program will include both in-person and virtual options for participation.

The in-person option of this program will be 6-7:30 p.m. and will be taught in the classroom of the Dalton Range. MDC’s Andy Dalton Range is located at 4897 Greene County Farm Road 61. People can register for the in-person option for this program at:


The virtual option will also be 6-7:30 p.m. People can register for this option at:


Topics that will be covered by MDC Outdoor Education Center Assistant Manager Steve Govero will include wildlife identification, habits and habitats, regulations, safety, hunting strategies, equipment, when/when not to take the shot, and game care.

Though this program is free, registration is required. To participate, use the links listed above. Registrants for the virtual portion must provide an e-mail, so a program link can be sent to them.

People can stay informed about upcoming programs at MDC’s Andy Dalton Range and Outdoor Education Center and other nearby MDC facilities by signing up for text alerts and e-mail bulletins. People who have questions about upcoming events or how to sign up for text alerts from the Dalton Range can call 417-742-4361.

Staff at MDC facilities across the state are holding in-person and virtual programs. A listing of these programs can be found at mdc.mo.gov/events..