MDC hosts basic muzzleloader skills class in Boone County

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BOONE COUNTY, Mo. – Discover nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) by taking part in a muzzleloader skills class. The class will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 5:30-8 p.m., at Rocky Fork Conservation Area (CA) Shooting Range located north of Columbia off RT 63. Registration is required by Sept. 21.

"Muzzeloading can be a fun and exciting experience for the entire family," said MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Brian Flowers.

Participants will learn the historic and unique experiences of hunting with a muzzleloader. From black powder safety to selecting the proper load, all aspects of historic muzzleloaders will be covered in the class. Also participants will have the opportunity to fire a variety of muzzleloading firearms.

"Black powder firearms provide a connection to the past while also allowing a hunter to harvest a variety of game," Flowers said.

Discover Nature programs are designed to help Missourians explore nature & master outdoor skills together. This program is open to adults and children 11 or older. Those ages 17 or younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Register online at or contact Brain Flowers at or by calling (573) 815-7901 ext. 3388.