MDC hosts Discover Nature – Fishing events July 9 and 11 in Chamois

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CHAMOIS, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to learn more about fishing in Missouri through two Discover Nature – Fishing events in Chamois from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. July 9 and 11.

The July 9 event will cover equipment, casting, and proper fish handling along with how to tie a knot and bait a hook. Registration for this event is required at The July 11 event will walk participants through five common Missouri fish, fishing with lures, and Missouri’s fishing regulations. Participants for the July 11 event must attend the July 9 event as well. Register for the July 11 event at

These events are designed for participants ages 7 and older, and all participants ages 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult. All fishing equipment and instruction will be provided free of charge. Participants will not need to have a fishing license for these programs.

Questions about these events can be sent to Lance Lewis at Both events will be held at Ben Branch Lake Conservation Area which is located on Ben Branch Lake Trail in Chamois.