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Registration period: May 3 - May 23
Date: Monday, May 23, 2022 5:00 pm - Monday, May 23, 2022 7:00 pm
Location: Krug Park Lagoon
Registration period: April 29 - May 31
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 5:30 pm - Wednesday, June 1, 2022 8:30 pm
Location: Belcher Branch Lake Conservation Area
We will be learning about the basics of catfishing with rod and reel. The class will include types of bait for catching catfish, types of catfish and their habitat, and styles of rigging. Once the learning portion ends we will begin the hands on portion where we will go fishing for catfish from the bank. This is a free class where all bait and tackle will be provided. We do ask that all participants older than the age of 15 have an up to date fishing permit.
Registration period: May 12 - June 10
Date: Sunday, June 12, 2022 9:30 am - Sunday, June 12, 2022 5:00 pm
Location: MDC Northwest Regional Office

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free clinic for women interested in learning about firearms for hunting, and target shooting on Sunday, June 12, at the Pigeon Hill Conservation Area south of St. Joseph.

Participants will meet at MDC’s shop building on the area from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for a classroom session. A one-hour lunch break will follow, participants are on their own for lunch. The clinic will resume from noon to 5 p.m. at the shooting range at the Pigeon Hill Conservation Area south of St. Joseph. Participants will get to target shoot with firearms with assistance from instructors.

This clinic will teach basic firearms handling and safety skills, said Cpl. Parker Rice, conservation agent in Buchanan County. A variety of firearms and their uses will be discussed and available for shooting at the range including rifles, pistols, and shotguns. MDC staff will provide firearms, ammunition. But participants are also encouraged to bring their own firearms and ammunition.

For questions, please contact the Northwest Regional Office, 816-271-3100.

Pigeon Hill Conservation Area is located at 9599 SE 50th Rd; St Joseph, MO