MDC hosted Lake City Rendezvous on April 7 in Jackson County

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Kansas City, Mo. – Cold weather didn’t stop the men and women of the early 1800s fur trade era from venturing onto the prairies and into the woodlands. Nor did it stop re-enactors and visitors on April 7 at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Lake City Shooting Range rendezvous east of Independence.

Visitors were bundled up. But the sun was shining. They could also warm up by the blacksmith forge, or grab a bite of chili or cherry cobbler at the Dutch oven cooking fire. Most visitors ignored the cool day and tried their hand at archery, ax throwing, or the blackpowder rifle shooting match. The free event also included activities such as craft displays, flint knapping, trapping demonstrations, and pioneer-era games for children.

MDC’s Lake City Shooting Range offers trap, skeet, rife, pistol, and archery target shooting on staffed and supervised ranges. For information, visit