MDC helps youths discover deer hunting at Oct. 11 clinic in Hawk Point

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HAWK POINT, Mo. — With a vibrant and thriving deer herd, Missouri is a great place for young hunters to take the first steps toward what could be a pursuit to last a lifetime. To help youth hunters get started, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is partnering with the Cuivre River Wildlife Management Association (CRWMA) to host the 2014 Lincoln County Youth Deer Hunting Clinic on Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Hawk Point.

The purpose of the free day-long clinic is to provide area boys and girls, ages 6-15, with the opportunity to learn about deer hunting basics from experienced adults.

In the morning, the participants will learn about various topics during educational seminars, including deer hunting strategies, deer hunting safety and deer hunting regulations.

After lunch, the kids then get to spend the afternoon outside on a nearby private range, practicing their skills at clay-bird shooting, archery, atlatl throwing, and rifle shooting.

There is no charge for the clinic, which includes all equipment needed. Lunch will also be provided.

The clinic will be held at the Hawk Point Community Building. Space is limited to 30 youth. An adult must accompany each participating youth. Registration deadline is Oct. 6. For more information or to register for the 2014 Lincoln County Youth Deer Hunting Clinic, call 636-528-4877, ext. 3.