HAWK POINT, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to help youth discover why Missouri is such a great place to hunt. MDC is partnering again this year with the Cuivre River Wildlife Management Association to host the Lincoln County Youth Deer Hunting Clinic in Hawk Point on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The purpose of the clinic is to provide local youth with the opportunity to learn about deer hunting basics from experienced adults. The event is free and is open to all youth, ages 6-15, but an adult mentor must attend with the youth.
The event will be held at a private shooting range in the Hawk Point area and all participants will have an opportunity to hone their marksmanship skills with archery, rifle, shotgun and atlatl stations. Participants will also learn about deer hunting, safety, and regulations.
Local MDC conservation agents and members of the Cuivre River Wildlife Management Association will provide hands-on instruction for a safe and positive learning environment. All equipment, firearms, and ammunition will be provided.
Although this youth deer hunting clinic is free, space is limited. Participants must register by calling 636-528-4877, ext. 3. Registration opens Sept. 9 and closes Oct. 7.
MDC offers many free educational events and programs in the St. Louis region to help people discover nature, fishing, hunting, and the outdoors. Stay informed by subscribing to the free monthly Conservation Connections e-newsletter at https://tinyurl.com/y6auvxmm.