MDC offers deer hunting class in Columbia for women

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to get hands-on outdoor skills training in basic deer hunting.

MDC's "Discover Nature: Women's Basic Deer Hunting" is a two-day class, which begins with classroom instruction on Sept. 18 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the MDC Central Regional Office in Columbia. Field instruction will take place the following day on Sept. 19 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. also at the MDC Central Regional Office. Participants will learn the basics of deer hunting including firearms and tree stand safety, habits and biology of whitetail deer, techniques, and tips for a successful trip in the field.

There is no cost for the program. Pre-registration is required.

To register, or for more information, contact MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Brian Flowers at, or 573-815-7901, ext. 3388.

The E. Sydney Stephens Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center is conveniently located off of US Highway 63 just west of the Discovery Parkway exit on the south side of East Gans Road.

For more information about this and other Discover Nature programs, go online to