MDC to hold archery clinic Sept. 11 at Andy Dalton Range

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ASH GROVE, Mo. – An increasing number of people are becoming interested in archery. If you want to take up bow hunting or you enjoy target shooting, the first step to getting involved is to have a thorough understanding of your equipment.

People who are interested in learning more about archery should sign up for the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) program “Learning Archery: All Methods” on Sept. 11 at MDC’s Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. The program will be from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The Dalton Range is located at 4897 N. Greene County Farm Road 61. People can register for this program at:

At this event, MDC Assistant Outdoor Education Center Manager Steve Govero will discuss basic information and techniques for using a long bow, compound bow, crossbow, and atlatl. This program will include both a classroom portion and a session on Dalton’s archery range where people will get hands-on opportunities to shoot each archery method in hunting-like situations.

Though the Sept. 11 program is free, registration is required to participate using the link above. Program registrants should note that they now have the option to link their children’s accounts to their own, which will streamline the program registration process. Once a group account is set up, parents will be able to register their children for an event without having to log-off or log-in for each person. This allows parents to register an entire family or select family members for an event at the same time.

Staff at MDC facilities across the state are holding in-person and virtual programs. A listing of these programs can be found at For more information about events at MDC’s Andy Dalton Range and Outdoor Education Center, call 417-742-4361.