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.


  • 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

Register by February 8

Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Predator hunting can be done at times of the year when other hunting seasons are closed. This introductory program will cover the basics of predator hunting and trapping. We will cover equipment needed, set-ups, and calling. Both basic as well as some advanced tactics will be covered.

Register by February 9

Date: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

This clinic is for youth age 11-15, interested in learning the skills needed for upland hunting with the emphasis on the ringneck pheasant, followed by a hunt on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The clinic is mandatory in order to attend the hunt and attendees must be hunter education certified.

Register by February 9

Date: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

This clinic will teach the basics of upland hunting with emphasis on ringneck pheasants followed by a hunt on Saturday, February 15, 2020. This is for adults 18 and over who want to learn to hunt and have never purchased a small game permit. Attendees must be hunter education certified.

Register by February 2

Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 7:45am to 3:30pm

Location: String Creek II

This is a free event for mobility impaired and youth (ages 9 - 16) hunters; hosted by Missouri Disabled Sportsmen.

To be considered for this hunt please fill out an application by clicking on this link:

All successful applicants for the Batchel/Henry Mobility Impaired & Youth Hunter - Upland Bird Hunt sponsored by Missouri Disabled Sportsmen will be notified of their inclusion to the event on Monday, February 3, 2020.

The day will consist of hunter check-in, a safety briefing with MDC & MDS volunteers, clay bird shooting, a continental pheasant shoot, lunch & raffle and will conclude with field hunts behind trained bird dogs and their handlers.

The Missouri Department of Conservation will have several track chairs available for mobility impaired hunters to utilize throughout the day.

Youth hunters must be between the ages of 9-16 years old. Everyone handling a firearm must be able to handle it safely and under their own control.

Selected participants will be responsible for:
* 2019/2020 Missouri Small Game License (16-65 years old)
* There will be $5 Preserve Licenses available from String Creek II at the event (limited quantity)
* Blaze orange hat, vest or jacket
* Eye & ear protection
* Shotgun shells, 2-3 boxes (no larger than 7 1/2 shot)
* Weather appropriate clothing and footwear

Register by February 28

Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range

Looking for shed deer antlers is a great way to spend time outdoors with your family. Attend this session for a few tips and tricks when searching for antlers. We'll briefly cover deer biology and what you should be looking for. Afterwards we'll head out for a shed hunt of our own so dress accordingly.

Register by March 4

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Beginning Turkey Hunting, By Keith Wahlig
March 5 Thursday, 6pm – 8pm
Reservations begin February 20
Let us talk turkey with Pro Turkey Caller and Hunter, Keith Wahlig! Come discover how exciting turkey calling can be at this informative workshop. Keith will discuss calling tips and techniques for beginners as well as provide advanced instruction. We will then discuss how to apply calling in real turkey hunting situations, exploring different scenarios that hunters often encounter. Come learn useful turkey hunting and calling tips at this information packed seminar!

Register by March 14

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Join us to discover the basics of turkey hunting in the spring. We will cover safety, scouting, calling, proper setup, shotgun ballistics, and much more.

Register by March 20

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 8:00am to 1:00pm

Location: UCM Shooting Range

Activities will include Shotgun Patterning, Crossbow, Hunting Techniques , and Fishing. Participants in the clinic are also eligible to participate in a mentored hunt during youth weekend ( limited availability) Registering for the clinic does not automatically register you for the hunt! After registering for the clinic contact Scott Brandt @ 660-238-2994 to check availability and register for the Hunt.

Register by March 29

Date: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

This program will introduce turkey hunting techniques and calling tips for beginners as well as advanced instruction for turkey hunting. We will cover habitat, safety, firearms, different calls, when to call, how often to call, and different types of equipment used to help you have a successful hunt.

Register by April 11

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

This clinic gives families an opportunity to learn about the skills necessary to hunt Squirrel. Topics include safety, rules and regulations, hunting methods, hunting techniques, as well as how to care and process for harvested game.