Hunting and Shooting Skills Classes

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Complementary hands-on classes build on the foundation of our required hunter education course to increase your skills in the field. Check the calendar below for workshops and courses near you.

Learn

  • Basic and advanced rifle and shotgun shooting
  • Introduction to trap and skeet
  • Wildlife identification
  • Introduction to deer, turkey, and waterfowl hunting
  • Advanced hunting techniques

Hunting Events

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Date: Aug 05, 2015 11:00 am - Aug 05, 2015 07:00 pm

The extremely popular 5-Stand Sporting Clays is back and scheduled today and every Wednesday through August 26th.

What is 5-Stand Sporting Clays?

Sporting Clays is a challenging clay target game designed to simulate field shooting. On a Sporting Clays course, shooters are presented with a wide variety of targets that duplicate the flight path of gamebirds, such as flushing, crossing, incoming and other angling shots.

5-Stand is a condensed version of sporting clays. This game uses 6-8 automatic traps. 5-stand courses present targets in a variety of combinations to challenge the shooter. Targets are single target, report pairs, and true or simultaneous pairs.

A squad of five shooters can move from station to station with a predetermined menu of shots and combinations, or in a sequence unknown to the shooters.

Trap locations, target angles, and speed at individual stations may be changed from time to time, it is difficult for shooters to "groove in" as they might in trap or skeet.

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Date: Aug 08, 2015 01:00 pm - Aug 08, 2015 03:30 pm

(Experienced shotgun shooters, ages 16 & up)
If you enjoy shooting a shotgun, but do not know the specifics of the game of trapshooting, then join us for this program. We’ll learn the basics of trapshooting, whether for fun or competition. We’ll cover appropriate guns and ammunition, rules of the game, etiquette on the field, and shoot a round for score. Shotguns and ammo will be provided, or you may bring your own 12 or 20 gauge shotgun and use our ammo or other gauge with your own ammo(shot size 7 or smaller.) Shotgun experience is required. To register call (636) 938-9548 ext 0 or email Henges.Range@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Aug 06, 2015

Location: Charles Green Conservation Area 5611 E. Minor Hill Rd. Ashland, MO 65010

Date: Aug 10, 2015 05:30 pm - Aug 11, 2015 09:30 pm

Participants must attend both sessions.
Register before August 7th. At the following link:
http://goo.gl/forms/QQ2L6HechD
or by Calling (573) 815-7901 ext. 3388.

Join the staff of the Missouri Department of Conservation for this premier wing shooting program. Learn about wounding rates in waterfowl and performance differences of non-toxic vs. lead shot. Also, improve your wing shooting and distance estimation skills. You will learn the latest in shotgun patterning and how to pick the best load for your gun.

All participants should bring their hunting shotgun with multiple chokes. All non-toxic ammunition will be provided.

Discover Nature programs are designed to help Missourians explore nature & master outdoor skills together. This program is open to adults age 18 or over.

Reserve by Aug 06, 2015

Location: August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center

Date: Aug 12, 2015 09:00 am - Aug 13, 2015 12:00 pm

This two day program provides students with an opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to safely participate in this fun and rewarding outdoor activity. All equipment and materials will be provided for this Archery Day Camp. We will meet in the Busch CA classroom. Our instructors will help all participants develop their archery skills as we cover types of bows, parts of the bow and arrow, proper stance, grip, form, release, and other important tips and techniques. Dress for the weather.(Ages 10-15, reservations begin July 10 by calling 636-441-4554).

Reserve by Aug 06, 2015

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Date: Aug 12, 2015 11:00 am - Aug 12, 2015 07:00 pm

The extremely popular 5-Stand Sporting Clays is back and scheduled today and every Wednesday through August 26th.

What is 5-Stand Sporting Clays?

Sporting Clays is a challenging clay target game designed to simulate field shooting. On a Sporting Clays course, shooters are presented with a wide variety of targets that duplicate the flight path of gamebirds, such as flushing, crossing, incoming and other angling shots.

5-Stand is a condensed version of sporting clays. This game uses 6-8 automatic traps. 5-stand courses present targets in a variety of combinations to challenge the shooter. Targets are single target, report pairs, and true or simultaneous pairs.

A squad of five shooters can move from station to station with a predetermined menu of shots and combinations, or in a sequence unknown to the shooters.

Trap locations, target angles, and speed at individual stations may be changed from time to time, it is difficult for shooters to "groove in" as they might in trap or skeet.

Location: Parma Woods Range

Date: Aug 12, 2015 05:30 pm - Aug 12, 2015 08:30 pm

INTRODUCTION TO SHOTGUN
AUGUST 12 / WEDNESDAY / 5:30-8:30 PM
Registration required (Ages 11+; ages 11–17 must be accompanied by an adult)
Shooting a shotgun at a moving target can be a humbling experience. Misses often come easy, but our certified instructors can help make your transition from a stationary target to a moving one a bit simpler. Attendees should expect a brief lecture regarding safety, shotgun basics, shooting fundamentals and more. Afterwards we’ll head to the range to put the theory into practice. Register for this class by calling (816) 891-9941.

Reserve by Aug 11, 2015

Location: August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center

Date: Aug 12, 2015 06:00 pm - Aug 12, 2015 09:00 pm

Here is your opportunity to learn the inexpensive process of reloading shotgun shells using simple equipment. The technique is easy and will save you money over the cost of factory ammunition. This is a hands-on learning class; we will produce quality shot shells with low-cost equipment. We will cover equipment, materials, and techniques used to reload shot shell. This class will be held at the Busch Conservation Area Regional Office classrooms. Ages 11 and up, ages 11-15 must be accompanied by an adult. (Reservations begin December July 11 by calling 636-441-4554.)

Reserve by Aug 06, 2015

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Date: Aug 16, 2015 08:30 am - Aug 16, 2015 09:30 am

(Ages 18 and up)
Trigger Time is “hands-on” personal instruction designed to make you a better marksman. There is no classroom time, just expert one-on-one instruction from one of our highly qualified staff. Participants are required to provide their own handguns and ammunition, at least 100 rounds. This program is for experienced handgun shooters and not appropriate for beginners. To register call (636) 938-9548 ext 0 or email Henges.Range@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Aug 14, 2015

Location: Parma Woods Range

Date: Aug 16, 2015 09:00 am - Aug 16, 2015 04:00 pm

BOWHUNTING FOR BEGINNERS
AUGUST 16 / SUNDAY / 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Registration required (Ages 11+; ages 11-17 must be accompanied by an adult)
Recent studies indicate that many people have an interest in bowhunting, but aren’t sure how to get started. This class was developed from the ground up to provide that starting point. If you too have an interest, then this is the class for you. Our instructors will discuss many details of bowhunting including, selecting the right equipment, basic shooting fundamentals, finding a place to hunt, how to find and hunt big game, bowhunting safety and more. Register for this class by calling (816) 891-9941.

Reserve by Aug 15, 2015

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Date: Aug 18, 2015 06:00 pm - Aug 19, 2015 09:00 pm

(Experienced shotgun shooters only, ages 14 & up)
If you enjoy shooting a shotgun, but do not know the specifics of the game of skeet shooting, or just wanting to learn another shotgun game to help with your hunting skills or just a change of pace. Maybe skeet shooting is something for you. Henges will be hosting a two (2) night skeet program. Night one is mandatory classroom training from 6pm to 8pm held at the Jay Henges Education Center classroom. Night two will be held at the nearby St. Louis Skeet and Trap range in Pacific, from 6pm to 9pm. Equipment and 12 and 20 gauge ammunition is provided, shooters may bring their own shotgun and/or ammunition. EXPERIENCED SHOTGUN SHOOTERS ONLY. Anyone under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. To register call (636) 938-9548 ext 0 or email Henges.Range@mdc.mo.gov

Reserve by Aug 16, 2015

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