MDC to host Women’s Basic Archery workshop in Columbia May 16

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COLUMBIA, Mo. –The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a Discover Nature workshop to introduce women to archery basics from 5:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, at the MDC Central Region Office, 3500 E. Gans Road in Columbia.  The workshop will consist of a brief classroom session followed by mentored shooting. 

 “Archery is a great way to enjoy Missouri’s outdoors,” said MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Brian Flowers. “A basic understanding of equipment and technique can open up many opportunities to get out and discover nature.” 

This exciting and educational experience will introduce women to the basics of archery safety, shooting techniques, equipment, target shooting, and hunting.  The workshop is designed for women age 18 years and older, though girls age 14 years and older may attend if accompanied by an adult participant. 

MDC offers this workshop at no cost to attendees, and will provide all equipment necessary.  To attend, participants must preregister by contacting Brian Flowers at or (573)815-7901, ext. 2867.