MDC offers wingshooting workshops for game-bird hunters

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JEFFERSON CITY Mo – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer free workshops throughout the state to help migratory and upland game-bird hunters improve their shooting skills, especially with non-toxic shot. Topics will include ammunition and choke selection, improving shooting skills, improving range and distance-estimation skills, shotgun patterning and general information on the latest non-toxic shotgun ammunition.

Participants will need to bring a hunting shotgun, choke tubes if applicable, non-toxic shotgun ammunition to pattern, eye and ear protection and a stool or chair. Clay targets and 12- and 20-gauge non-toxic practice ammunition will be provided for range practice.

Workshop participation is limited, so pre-registration is required. Lunch arrangements differ at each site, so inquire when registering.

Dates, locations and contact information for regional workshop are:


Sept. 11 -- University of Central Missouri Range, Warrensburg

Contact Mark Miller: 660-530-5500


Sept. 18 -- Charles A. Green Conservation Area, Ashland

Contact Jeff Cockerham: 573-884-6861


Sept. 17-19 -- Jay Henges Shooting Range, High Ridge

Contact Jake Hindman: 636-938-9548


Sept. 26 -- Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph

Contact T.J. Peacher: 816-271-3100


Sept. 24-26 – August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area Shooting Range, Weldon Spring

Contact Eric Edwards: 636-441-4554


Oct. 2 -- 63 Gun Club, Macon

Contact Jeff Cockerham: 573-884-6861


Oct. 8-10 – Andy Dalton Shooting Range, Bois D’Arc

Contact Michael Brooks: 417-742-4361


Oct. 15-17 -- Fort Leonard Wood

Contact Larry Lindeman: 417-256-7161


Oct. 22-24 – Duck Creek Conservation Area, Puxico

Contact Dee Dockins: 573-290-5730


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