MDC co-hosts youth deer hunting clinic in Hawk Point Oct. 8

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HAWK POINT, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is wants to help youths discover why Missouri is such a great place to hunt deer.  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. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The purpose of the day-long clinic is to provide area 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 day will be split into morning and afternoon sessions and will include a free lunch between sessions.   In the morning, participants will attend seminars to learn deer hunting strategies, tree stand and deer hunting safety and deer hunting regulations.  The afternoon session will be held outdoors at a private shooting range in the Hawk Point area.  All participants will have an opportunity to hone their skills at archery, rifle and shotgun shooting and atlatl throwing stations. 

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 to 35.  Participants must register by calling 636-441-4554.  Registration closes on Monday, Oct. 3.