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Archery is the skill of using a bow to propel arrows. It can be used in hunting, but is also a competitive sport and recreational activity. Nearly everyone — regardless of age, size, or physical ability — can succeed at archery.

Great Places For Archery

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The Lake City Shooting Range is located on the north side of Landahl Park, on Hwy FF (old Truma

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Registration period: March 5 - May 18
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022 6:00 pm - Thursday, May 19, 2022 8:00 pm
Location: J. Thad Ray Memorial Wildlife Area

Come learn how to shoot archery! Archery is a safe and fun sport for everyone. All levels of abilities welcome but these events are geared for novices, 8-year-old to adults. Class Size is limited to provide for one-on-one instruction.

All equipment will be supplied. Please show up in sturdy, closed toe shoes. We will meet at the Static Range on J. Thad Ray. Park at the parking lot and follow the mowed trail around to the left.

Archery classes are offered Thursday evenings May 5th, 12th, and 19th. From 6 pm to 8 pm. Sign up for one or all.

Registration period: February 25 - May 19
Date: Friday, May 20, 2022 1:00 pm - Friday, May 20, 2022 2:30 pm
Location: Forest Park Hatchery

Beginning Archery

As these are in-person programs MDC asks all guests to observe social distancing guidelines and maintain at least 6 feet from others for the safety of participants and staff. Bringing and wearing face coverings is encouraged when indoors, or any time visitors are unable to maintain at least 6 feet from others. Local ordinances requiring face masks will be observed where applicable.
Registration period: February 25 - May 19
Date: Friday, May 20, 2022 5:00 pm - Friday, May 20, 2022 6:30 pm
Location: Forest Park Hatchery

Beginning Archery

As these are in-person programs MDC asks all guests to observe social distancing guidelines and maintain at least 6 feet from others for the safety of participants and staff. Bringing and wearing face coverings is encouraged when indoors, or any time visitors are unable to maintain at least 6 feet from others. Local ordinances requiring face masks will be observed where applicable.
Registration period: April 21 - May 20
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022 8:00 am - Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:30 am
Location: Parma Woods Shooting Range
This program includes archery safety, operation, shooting fundamentals, maintenance, and safe storage. You may bring your own equipment to this program; however, equipment will be provided.
Registration period: May 3 - May 20
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022 1:00 pm - Saturday, May 21, 2022 2:30 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

Registration required (all ages; ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult)

Archery and bow hunting continue to grow in popularity! During this beginner’s archery class, we will teach and practice the basics and help you perfect your stance to shoot more consistently and accurately. All equipment is provided.

Registration period: May 2 - May 20
Date: Monday, May 23, 2022 5:00 pm - Monday, May 23, 2022 6:30 pm
Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

An atlatl is a handheld lever used to provide leverage and power while throwing a light spear known as a dart. Atlatls predate the bow and arrow.

In Missouri, atlatls can be used as a legal method of taking wildlife game. This program will provide basic instruction about different styles of atlatls, darts, and throwing technique for successful sport target shooting.

Registration period: February 25 - May 26
Date: Friday, May 27, 2022 1:00 pm - Friday, May 27, 2022 2:30 pm
Location: Forest Park Hatchery

Beginning Archery

As these are in-person programs MDC asks all guests to observe social distancing guidelines and maintain at least 6 feet from others for the safety of participants and staff. Bringing and wearing face coverings is encouraged when indoors, or any time visitors are unable to maintain at least 6 feet from others. Local ordinances requiring face masks will be observed where applicable.
Registration period: April 26 - May 25
Date: Friday, May 27, 2022 4:00 pm - Friday, May 27, 2022 5:30 pm
Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range

Come to Jay Henges Shooting Range and put your basic archery skills to the test! We will learn about archery and archery range safety, and how to use a compound bow. Following NASP requirements, all participants must be ages 9 and up. Anyone under 9 will not be able to participate.

Please note that this program will take place outside, so please dress accordingly.

Registration period: February 25 - May 26
Date: Friday, May 27, 2022 5:00 pm - Friday, May 27, 2022 6:30 pm
Location: Forest Park Hatchery

Beginning Archery

As these are in-person programs MDC asks all guests to observe social distancing guidelines and maintain at least 6 feet from others for the safety of participants and staff. Bringing and wearing face coverings is encouraged when indoors, or any time visitors are unable to maintain at least 6 feet from others. Local ordinances requiring face masks will be observed where applicable.
Registration period: May 3 - May 27
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022 8:30 am - Thursday, June 2, 2022 12:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

If you love to have fun outdoors, and would like to learn new skills, then this program is for you! Teamwork, safety, and leadership are stressed. Join us in June as we learn the basics of these outdoor skills: archery, air rifles and canoeing.

Each child may only sign up to attend each block one time. Participants must dress to be outside the full length of program, wear sturdy shoes (no flip flops or flimsy sandals) and bring a water bottle that can be refilled. Bug spray, sunscreen and a hat are recommended. If attending both am & pm in the same day they need to bring a sack lunch that does not require refrigeration.
Registration period: May 3 - May 27
Date: Friday, June 3, 2022 12:30 pm - Friday, June 3, 2022 4:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

If you love to have fun outdoors, and would like to learn new skills, then this program is for you! Teamwork, safety, and leadership are stressed. Join us in June as we learn the basics of these outdoor skills: archery, air rifles and canoeing.

Each child may only sign up to attend each block one time. Participants must dress to be outside the full length of program, wear sturdy shoes (no flip flops or flimsy sandals) and bring a water bottle that can be refilled. Bug spray, sunscreen and a hat are recommended. If attending both am & pm in the same day they need to bring a sack lunch that does not require refrigeration.
Registration period: April 7 - June 2
Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 10:00 am - Tuesday, June 7, 2022 12:00 pm
Location: Bellefontaine Conservation Area

This program will introduce the fundamentals for safely and successfully shooting a compound bow, with hands on practice. All equipment will be provided. Class will meet at the pavilion on the Bellefontaine Conservation Area. The class will be held outdoors so please dress for the weather. Ages 9 and up, participants 9-15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration period: May 3 - May 27
Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 12:30 pm - Tuesday, June 7, 2022 4:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

If you love to have fun outdoors, and would like to learn new skills, then this program is for you! Teamwork, safety, and leadership are stressed. Join us in June as we learn the basics of these outdoor skills: archery, air rifles and canoeing.

Each child may only sign up to attend each block one time. Participants must dress to be outside the full length of program, wear sturdy shoes (no flip flops or flimsy sandals) and bring a water bottle that can be refilled. Bug spray, sunscreen and a hat are recommended. If attending both am & pm in the same day they need to bring a sack lunch that does not require refrigeration.
Registration period: May 3 - May 27
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 8:30 am - Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

If you love to have fun outdoors, and would like to learn new skills, then this program is for you! Teamwork, safety, and leadership are stressed. Join us in June as we learn the basics of these outdoor skills: archery, air rifles and canoeing.

Each child may only sign up to attend each block one time. Participants must dress to be outside the full length of program, wear sturdy shoes (no flip flops or flimsy sandals) and bring a water bottle that can be refilled. Bug spray, sunscreen and a hat are recommended. If attending both am & pm in the same day they need to bring a sack lunch that does not require refrigeration.
Registration period: May 3 - May 27
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022 8:30 am - Thursday, June 9, 2022 12:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

If you love to have fun outdoors, and would like to learn new skills, then this program is for you! Teamwork, safety, and leadership are stressed. Join us in June as we learn the basics of these outdoor skills: archery, air rifles and canoeing.

Each child may only sign up to attend each block one time. Participants must dress to be outside the full length of program, wear sturdy shoes (no flip flops or flimsy sandals) and bring a water bottle that can be refilled. Bug spray, sunscreen and a hat are recommended. If attending both am & pm in the same day they need to bring a sack lunch that does not require refrigeration.
Registration period: June 1 - June 10
Date: Friday, June 10, 2022 10:00 am - Friday, June 10, 2022 4:00 pm
Location: Runge Conservation Nature Center
Spend the day in nature at Runge! You will hone your outdoor skills in archery, atlatl, kayaking, and fishing. No experience necessary. Participants should bring a water bottle, sack lunch, weather appropriate clothes, and closed-toe shoes. Paperwork completed by a parent or guardian will be required before attendance. Registration required. Ages 7-12.
Registration period: May 3 - May 27
Date: Friday, June 10, 2022 12:30 pm - Friday, June 10, 2022 4:00 pm
Location: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

If you love to have fun outdoors, and would like to learn new skills, then this program is for you! Teamwork, safety, and leadership are stressed. Join us in June as we learn the basics of these outdoor skills: archery, air rifles and canoeing.

Each child may only sign up to attend each block one time. Participants must dress to be outside the full length of program, wear sturdy shoes (no flip flops or flimsy sandals) and bring a water bottle that can be refilled. Bug spray, sunscreen and a hat are recommended. If attending both am & pm in the same day they need to bring a sack lunch that does not require refrigeration.
Registration period: May 12 - June 24
Date: Sunday, June 26, 2022 3:00 pm - Sunday, June 26, 2022 4:30 pm
Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Parents, grandparents, and adult mentors bring your youngster(s) to learn a new skill and spend time practicing. You don’t have to be a hunter to become a skilled archer. No experience is necessary and archery equipment will be provided. We will teach and practice the basics, helping you perfect your stance to shoot more consistently and accurately.

Registration period: May 1 - June 17
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 7:00 am - Tuesday, July 12, 2022 7:00 pm
Location: August A Busch Shooting Range

Discover Nature Girls’ Camp is a FREE, 1-day camp held by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for girls ages 11-15. The camp will be held on July 12th. One goal of this camp is to encourage participants to leave with the confidence to explore Missouri’s diverse outdoors on their own. Discover Nature Girls’ Camp will provide them with a supportive learning environment where they can actively participate in “hands-on” outdoor skills led by Conservation Agents and MDC staff. Some of these skills include: archery, shooting sports, fishing, atlatl, and canoeing. At the completion of camp, the girls will become Hunter Education certified so that they may continue using their newly learned skills. Registration is open to the first 60 girls who have not attended before. You will need to create a username and password for your child to register.

Registration is a multistep process step 1) register online 2) watch for an email and a packet in the mail (PLEASE MAKE SURE TO HAVE A CURRENT EMAIL AND ADDRESS LISTED WHEN REGISTEREING) 3) fill out the packet ASAP and return 4) student must complete the knowledge portion explained in packet and return.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out by email Becky.Robertson@mdc.mo.gov or phone (636) 441-4554.

Registration period: January 9 - July 22
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022 10:00 am - Saturday, July 23, 2022 4:00 pm
Location: Lake City Shooting Range
Come out to the Lake City Shooting Range and experience all the fun shooting sports it has to offer! Grab your firearm or bow of choice (rifle, shotgun, or archery), ammunition or arrows, hearing and eye protection and head out for a day of fun. Looking forward to seeing you here at the Lake City Shooting Range.
Registration period: May 1 - June 24
Date: Monday, July 25, 2022 7:00 am - Tuesday, July 26, 2022 4:00 pm
Location: St. Louis Regional Office/Busch Memorial CA

Youth Conservation and Hunter Education Camp is a FREE, 2-day camp held by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for ages 11-15. The camp will be held on July 26th and 27th. One goal of this camp is to encourage participants to leave with the confidence to explore Missouri’s diverse outdoors on their own. Youth Conservation and Hunter Education Camp will provide campers with a supportive learning environment where they can actively participate in “hands-on” outdoor skills led by MDC staff. Some of these skills include archery, shooting sports, fishing, atlatl, and canoeing. At the completion of camp, the kids will become Hunter Education certified so that they may continue using their newly learned skills. Registration is open to the first 60 applicants who have not attended before. You will need to create a username and password for your child to register.

This is a multistep process step 1) register online

2) watch for an email and a packet in the mail (PLEASE MAKE SURE TO HAVE A CURRENT EMAIL AND ADDRESS LISTED WHEN REGISTEREING)

3) fill out the packet ASAP and return by email or to 2360 Highway D St. Charles, MO 63304.

4) students must complete the knowledge portion explained in packet and return.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out by email Becky.Robertson@mdc.mo.gov or phone (636) 441-4554 Ext. 4126 or Bryant.Hertel@mdc.mo.gov or phone 636-300-0258 Ext 1550.

Registration period: January 9 - September 23
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022 10:00 am - Saturday, September 24, 2022 4:00 pm
Location: Lake City Shooting Range
FREE SHOOTING! The Lake City Range is happy to open our doors to the public with a FREE day of shooting in celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day! Everyone is welcome! Come hone your skills on the trap or skeet fields, archery fields, or on the rifle or pistol ranges. All shooters must provide their own firearm and ammunition. We'll see you on the range!