MDC invites families to learn about archery on July 11 at Andy Dalton Range

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ASH GROVE, Mo. – Whether your interest is bow-hunting or recreational target shooting, archery is an activity that can be enjoyed by the entire family.

People can learn more about the fundamentals of archery and how these skills can be enjoyed by people of all ages on July 11 at a free clinic at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. The clinic, “Learning Archery: Family Archery” will be 3-4:30 p.m. and will include classroom and hands-on shooting opportunities. The event is open to all ages, but it’s designed for families. The Dalton Range is located near Ash Grove at 4897 N. Greene County Farm Road 61.

Topics that will be covered in the course by MDC Assistant Outdoor Education Manager Steve Govero will include shooting fundamentals, safety, equipment maintenance, and storage tips. Archery equipment for the hands-on portion of the workshop will be provided by Dalton Range staff. All COVID-19 precautions will be in place during this workshop.

People can register for this event at:

Program registrants should note that families now have the option to link their children's accounts to their own, which will streamline the program registration process. Once a group account is set up, parents will be able to register their children to an event without having to log-off or log-in for each person. This allows parents to register an entire family or select family members to an event at the same time.

People can find out about other upcoming programs at the Andy Dalton Range by calling 417-742-4361. Staff at MDC facilities across the state are holding virtual programs. A listing of these programs can be found at