MDC offers youth deer hunt for new hunters near Columbia Oct. 27-28

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COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer youth hunters an opportunity to learn about deer biology, management, and hunting tactics followed by a guided hunt near Columbia.

The event will take place on Oct. 27-28 near Columbia. Participants will go through firearms safety, deer biology and management, and hunting tactics. Youth will then sight-in rifles at a shooting range.

Following the orientation on Saturday morning, youth will have the opportunity to participate in a guided hunt near Columbia. Guides and lunch will be provided, and equipment will be available for those who need it.

“Missouri has a proud history of quality deer hunting,” said MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Justin McGuire. “We are excited to offer this opportunity to kids who might not otherwise have the opportunity to deer hunt.”

This FREE program is open to youth ages 11-15 years old. Space is limited and participants must apply by Sept. 28. To apply, contact Justin McGuire at, or (573) 815-7900, ext. 2866.