MDC offers free dove hunting workshop at Dalton Range

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ASH GROVE, Mo. – Dove hunting is a popular outdoors pastime in Missouri, but the speed and darting actions of a mourning dove in flight can make for a challenging target.

Hunters can get more information about this popular fall pastime at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) program, “Dove Hunting Basics.” This free workshop will be from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 24 at MDC’s Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. The Dalton Range is located near Ash Grove at 4897 N. Greene County Farm Road 61.

Topics covered in this workshop will include mourning dove biology, identification skills, habits and habitat, regulations, safety, hunting strategies, and care of harvested game. People will learn how to increase their chances of success using effective wing-shooting techniques.

People can register for this workshop at

Missouri’s dove season is Sept. 1-Nov. 29. People can get information on other upcoming hunting seasons at