MDC holding basic archery classes in Franklin and Warren Counties this August

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ST. LOUIS, Mo.— Are you someone who has never shot a bow and arrow before? Not sure how to get started? Or maybe you did when you were young, but never pursued the activity any further.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding two Archery for Beginners classes this August, one each in Franklin and Warren Counties.  Both programs are free and open to ages 11 and up. 

Online registration is required using the links provided.

Franklin County:

Warren County:

The classes are identical and will teach the basics of archery and fundamentals of shooting the bow and arrow.  It utilizes some of the techniques and methods that have been adopted by the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). This course is appropriate for both youth and adults.  It’s designed for those with an interest in shooting a bow and arrow but have little or no experience.

All equipment will be provided by MDC. The class is not recommended for those with shoulder or back injuries.  As the course will be outdoors, participants should dress for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes.  In case of rain or extreme heat, the program will be cancelled.

Archery is an activity that can help build confidence, coordination, and concentration.  It’s a rewarding pursuit all by itself, or a skill that a person can use for archery deer or turkey hunting.

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