MDC Dalton Range program on July 25 to focus on elk hunting

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ASH GROVE, Mo. – Getting drawn for an elk hunt either in Missouri or in another state is a rare outdoors experience for many people. Harvesting an elk makes this unique hunting opportunity even more memorable.

Whether you’re headed to a western state for an elk hunt or you were lucky enough to be drawn to hunt elk in Missouri this fall, you can get helpful hunting tips on Sunday, July 25 at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) program “Learning to Hunt: Elk Hunting.” This free program will be from 6-8 p.m. at MDC’s Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. The Dalton Range is located near Ash Grove at 4897 N. Greene County Farm Road 61.

At this program, MDC Outdoor Education Center Specialist Keith DeBow will discuss elk habits, habitat, hunting strategies, safety, equipment, and game care. COVID-19 procedures will be in place during this workshop.

This program is for all ages. People can register for this event at:

To get more information on this program or other range events, call the Andy Dalton Range at 417-742-4361 or e-mail

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