MDC to hold two archery classes at the new Busch Shooting Range July 10

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DEFIANCE, Mo.—Archery is a sport that helps develop focus, discipline, and coordination.  It’s an activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime of target shooting.  Archers can also embrace the challenges of archery hunting, offering them special time and opportunities to pursue deer and other game.

To help newcomers get started, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering both afternoon and evening Archery Basics classes Tuesday, July 10.  Participants can choose from identical classes offered either 3-5 p.m., or 6-8 p.m. at the new August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center.

This program will introduce the fundamentals for safely and successfully shooting a compound bow, followed by hands on practice. All archery equipment will be provided. Class will meet at the archery range located at the Busch Shooting Range.

The classes are free and open for ages nine and up.  However, participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Online reservations required by going to

The new August A. Busch Shooting Range is located at 3550 Route D in Defiance, approximately five miles west of Highway 94.