MDC offers youth dove-hunting workshop in Livingston County

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KANSAS CITY Mo -- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a special youth hunt for doves on Sept. 3 at the Poosey Conservation Area in northwest Livingston County. Participants must be ages 10 to 15 and attend a mandatory hunter-safety course from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pikes Lake Shooting Area on Sept. 2. A Hunter Education certificate is not required. Parents or veteran hunters are welcome to accompany and assist youths.

Shotguns and ammunition provided by MDC will be available for youths to use on the hunt. They are also welcome to bring their own shotguns. The youths will hunt doves at a reserved field at the Poosey Conservation Area on Sept. 3. The area is northwest of Chillicothe and reached off Route A.

Pre-registration is required and the workshop is limited to 20 participants. For information or to register, call Conservation Agent Jake Strozewski at 660-973-3813 or the MDC office in Chillicothe at 660-646-6122.