Clinton, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a free Discover—Nature Youth Dove Hunting Clinic 5 p.m. until dark on Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Golden Valley Shooting Range near Clinton. This event is open for youths ages 11-15. Youths who participate in the clinic will also get a chance to hunt doves with MDC staff or volunteer guides at a site in the Clinton area on Sept. 1 and Sept. 2.
This program is an excellent opportunity for youths interested in hunting to get expert training in basic dove hunting skills and firearms safety. MDC will provide shotguns and shells, or youths can bring their own shotgun. The clinic will include instruction on dove ecology, conservation, hunting tips, firearms safety, and hunting regulations.
Advance registration is required. Youths must be accompanied by an adult. They must attend the clinic to participate in the dove hunts. Directions to the hunting site will be provided at the clinic.
To register for the hunt, call MDC’s Clinton Office at 660-885-6981.
For more information about hunting and wildlife programs that MDC offers, visit http://mdc.mo.gov.