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

Register by April 12

Date: Friday, April 23, 2021 - 3:00pm to Sunday, April 25, 2021 - 3:00pm

Location: Rest Inn Him Lodge and Retreat Center

For Youth suffering from Chronic, Terminal or Life-Threatening Illness.
This event is a partnership between The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), The Outdoor Dream Foundation (ODF), Missouri Disabled Sportsmen (MDS), and Rest Inn Him Lodge. Applicants will be sent formal application paperwork following their registration on MDC’s site. Outdoor Dream will review applications and provided any necessary hunting gear for successful applicants. Rest Inn Him will provide lodging and activities for participants during the weekend. Missouri Disabled Sportsmen will provide funding for meals. Dead End Game Calls will provide callers. MDC will supply track chairs, equipment & supplies, as well as necessary staff. Participants will attend a turkey hunting clinic, be taken on a mentored hunt in some of Missouri’s best turkey country and have some time for fishing and other activities around the lodge. For questions regarding this event contact: Rob with MDC at (660)785-2420 or Ed with Outdoor Dream at (660)988-7640.
Current COVID-19 Conditions Could Affect This Event. Health and safety will be the foremost effort for this event. Steps will be taken to accommodate social distancing and sanitization by all parties involved

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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.

INFORMATION: COVID-19 continues to impact daily operations at all MDC facilities including in-person programs and education classes. Protocols are now in place to provide safety for students and staff including:
• Only pre-registered students and staff are allowed in the classroom
• All staff are required to wear a facemask and practice social distancing
• All students are encouraged to wear a facemask and must practice social distancing
• All students will be asked to use hand sanitizer when arriving and prior to handling firearms
Everyone will be asked self-certification questions related to COVID-19. If you answer yes to any of the following self-certification questions, you should NOT attend.
• Do you, or a person you live with, have:
o A temperature of 100.4°F or higher, OR
o Two or more of the following: chills, new loss of taste or smell, or unexplained body aches, headache, or sore throat, OR
o One or more of the following: dry, non-productive cough (new onset or worsening of chronic cough), shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing?
• If you have traveled outside of Missouri, did you have contact with anyone known to have COVID-19 or visit an area with high incident of COVID-19?
• Have you come into contact with anyone who has been sick?
• In the last two weeks, did you care for or have close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19?
Please self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms before attending the program and stay home if you are exhibiting symptoms.
All in-person classes are subject to cancelation or postponement due to COVID-19. If you decide that you are not going to attend the program, please remove yourself from the registration roster online so others may have the opportunity since space is limited. If you have any questions, please contact the lead instructor listed for this session. Thank you.