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Will someone in your family receive a firearm for the holidays this year? If so, sign up to attend a free Discover Nature Basic firearms Safety workshop in Columbia.

MDC offers Discover Nature Basic Firearms Safety workshop for the holidays

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Dec 12, 2016

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Will someone in your family receive a firearm for the holidays this year? If so, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer an educational lesson in basic firearms safety.

The Department welcomes families to attend together and learn basics of firearms safety, shooting technique, equipment, target shooting, and more. The program will consist of classroom lessons followed by hands-on, practical experience on the shooting range.

The classroom session will take place 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 29, at the MDC Central Region Office, 3500 East Gans Road in Columbia. The practical session will follow from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 31, at a nearby shooting range.

Participants may bring their unloaded and cased firearms to this workshop to learn on their own equipment. Otherwise, MDC can provide all necessary firearms and ammunition at this FREE course.

To attend, participants must preregister by Dec. 28. To register, or for more information, call MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Brian Flowers at (573) 815-7901, ext. 2867, or email

Discover Nature programs aim to help Missourians explore nature and master outdoor skills together.  To learn more about Discover Nature programs, visit

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