MDC invites shooters to a nighttime Glow Clays event at Henges Shooting Range April 3

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EUREKA, Mo.—What could possibly be more interesting for a shotgun enthusiast than spending a day shooting clay birds?  What about shooting them at night, as they glow under a blacklight?

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Jay Henges Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center will hold a Glow Clays shooting event Wednesday, April 3 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.  The program is free and open to ages 16 years and up.

Henges Shooting Range has added ultraviolet lighting to the trap field at night. Using the same effect as a blacklight, this causes the factory paint on the clay pigeons to fluoresce or “glow” in the dark as they are thrown from the trap house.  The clays are transformed into a unique, glowing target.

“Are you a trap shooter looking to spice up your game in a new and exciting way? Then join us for our Glow Clays program where we put a new spin on this classic game,” said MDC Assistant Outdoor Education Center Manger, Kurt Otterstein.  “Think ‘Cosmic Bowling’, only for trap.”

Participants should be at least 16 years of age and be familiar with and have previous experience with classic trap shooting and safe firearms handling.  Additional range safety officers will be available if assistance is needed.

Glow Clays is a free event, but advanced online registration is required at

The Jay Henges Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center is at 1100 Antire Road, just off I-44, exit 269 in Eureka. 

Stay informed of MDC latest programs by going to the MDC St. Louis regional events page at