MDC invites families to learn about archery at Andy Dalton Range

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ASH GROVE, Mo. – Archery can be a great family activity because people of all ages can enjoy the activity for hunting purposes or for recreational target shooting.

Parents, grandparents and kids can learn more about how archery can become an enjoyable family activity at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) “Learning Archery: Family Archery” clinic July 24 at MDC’s Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. This free program, which is from 3-4:30 p.m. is open to all ages but individuals under 15 years of age should be accompanied by an adult. MDC’s Andy Dalton Range and Outdoor Education Center is located at in Greene County at 4897 N. Greene County Farm Road 61.

At this program, MDC Assistant Outdoor Education Center Manager Steve Govero will focus on the fundamentals of archery. This clinic will feature both a classroom session and time on Dalton’s archery range where people can practice their skills. People can bring their own bow or use archery equipment provided by MDC staff.

People can register online at:

People can stay informed about upcoming programs at MDC’s Andy Dalton Range and Outdoor Education Center and other nearby MDC facilities by signing up for text alerts and e-mail bulletins. People who have questions about upcoming events or how to sign up for text alerts from the Dalton Range can call 417-742-4361.

Staff at MDC facilities across the state are holding in-person and virtual programs. A listing of these programs can be found at