MDC hosts beginning archery programs in Hannibal May 18

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HANNIBAL, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to learn how to shoot archery May 18 at J. Thad Ray Memorial Wildlife Area. There will be a morning and afternoon session. The morning session will run from 9:30-11:00 a.m., and the afternoon session will run form 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Archery is a safe and fun sport for everyone. All levels of abilities are welcome, but these programs are geared for novices ages 8 and older. All equipment will be provided, and one-on-one instruction will be provided. Participants are asked to wear sturdy, closed toe shoes.

Register for the morning program at Register for the afternoon program at Questions about these programs can be sent to Kathi Moore at To locate J. Thad Ray Memorial Wildlife Area from Hannibal at the junction of Route W and Hwy 61, take Route W west approximately 1 mile.