Warsaw, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a free Discover — Nature Youth Dove Hunt and Clinic on Aug. 27 and Sept. 2. This free event is open to youth ages 11-15. The 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 be from 6 p.m. until dark on Sunday, Aug. 27, at MDC’s Lost Valley Fish Hatchery in Warsaw. Youths must attend the clinic to participate in the hunt, and youths must be accompanied by an adult. The clinic will include instruction on dove ecology, conservation, hunting tips, firearms safety, and hunting regulations.
Participants will go on a guided dove hunt in fields at MDC’s Lost Valley Conservation Area from sunrise to noon on Saturday, Sept. 2. MDC staff and volunteers will be present to assist and supervise hunters in the field.
Advance registration is required. For more information or to register for the hunt, call MDC’s Clinton Office at 660-885-6981.
To learn more about hunting and wildlife programs MDC offers, visit http://mdc.mo.gov.