MDC hosts women’s shotgun clinic near Columbia April 2

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to a free, basic shotgun workshop near Columbia on April 2. The program will begin with a brief classroom session at 6 p.m., followed by a live-fire session at a local shooting range.

Participants will learn about shotgun safety, handling, and shooting skills. This for-women, by-women workshop is designed for beginner and intermediate shooters.

“This class is for ladies and taught by ladies,” said MDC Conservation Education Consultant Emily Porter. “We want to provide a place to learn, ask many questions, and feel comfortable while trying something new. Shotgun shooting is a sport that hunters and non-hunters alike can enjoy.”

Following the classroom portion, ladies interested in advancing their knowledge on the range will have the opportunity to challenge themselves at trap and skeet shooting.

Firearms and ammunition will be provided, though participants are welcome to bring their own shotguns, cased and unloaded.

This workshop is free and open to women-only of all ages. Participants must preregister at With questions or for more information, contact Porter at (573) 815-7901, ext. 2964.