MDC to hold crossbow clinic June 22 at Dalton Range

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ASH GROVE, Mo. – Thanks to changes in Missouri’s hunting regulations in recent years, an increasing number of outdoor enthusiasts have added crossbows to the tools they can use to pursue some types of wild game.

People can get tips on how to safely operate a crossbow on Saturday, June 22 at a free Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) program at MDC’s Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. The program is 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and individuals age 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Topics to be covered during the first part of the program taught in the Dalton Range’s classroom include crossbow nomenclature, hand placement, stance, loading, drawing the string, sighting, care, cleaning, and storage. Participants will then have a chance to shoot crossbows at Dalton’s static and 3-D archery ranges. Participants can either bring their own crossbows or use ones furnished by Dalton Range staff.

People can register for this event at:

MDC’s Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center is located in Greene County at 4897 N. Greene County Farm Road 61 near Ash Grove. People can find out more about this program or other events at the Dalton Range by calling 417-742-4361.