Learn how to shoot Five Stand June 19 at MDC's Andy Dalton Range

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ASH GROVE, Mo. – Five Stand Sporting Clays is a shotgun activity where shooters take aim at targets launched from a variety of positions. It is a new feature of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center.

People can learn more about this shooting activity at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) free program “Shotgun – Five Stand, Learning to Shoot Five Stand Sporting Clays” on Saturday, June 19 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at MDC’s Andy Dalton Range. This program is for ages 15 and up. It’s not for a beginning shotgun shooter, but rather for the sport shooter who is new to Five Stand and wants to learn more about this shooting activity. People can register at:


Five Stand is a shotgun sport shooting activity with five stations – or “stands” – and six to eighteen strategically placed clay target throwers. This activity gives hunters a chance to hone their shotgun skills and offers recreational shooters a chance to have fun. At the June 19 program, Dalton Range Assistant Manager Steve Govero will discuss the appropriate guns and ammunition for this activity, the field layout, and safety. Firearms and ammunition will be provided or people can bring their own unloaded firearms to the program. Participants will be encouraged to social distance.

MDC’s Andy Dalton Range is located near Ash Grove at 4897 N. Greene County Farm Road 61. To get more information on this program or other range events, call the Andy Dalton Range at 417-742-4361 or e-mail daltonrange@mdc.mo.gov.