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Registration period: April 28 - May 25
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 4:00 pm - Wednesday, May 25, 2022 5:00 pm
Location: Online only

Learn embroidery techniques while also exploring Missouri’s swamps by stitching quilt blocks based on that theme.

Registration period: April 28 - May 25
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 6:00 pm - Wednesday, May 25, 2022 8:00 pm
Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

Learn embroidery techniques while also exploring Missouri’s swamps by stitching quilt blocks based on that theme.

Registration period: March 15 - June 1
Date: Friday, June 3, 2022 4:00 pm - Friday, June 3, 2022 6:30 pm
Location: Roby Lake

Lesson 1: Learn the parts and function of a spin cast fishing rod and reel. How to cast safely and and successfully. How to fasten basic tackle to a fishing line. Learn techniques to catch fish and handle it properly.

Lesson 2: How to Tie a Knot and Bait a Hook combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families intermediate fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn to tie an improved clinch knot and how to properly secure bait on hooks.

Participants will be able to take what they learned and go fishing.

Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided.

Each participant must register for this program individually.
Registration period: April 4 - May 29
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022 6:30 am - Saturday, June 4, 2022 4:00 pm
Location: Montauk State Park

Missouri Disabled Sportsmen be hosting six (6) mobility impaired participants at Montauk for a day of trout fishing and camaraderie.

The selected participants will be notified of their inclusion to the event approximately 2-weeks prior.

We'll be partnering with the Missouri Department of Conservation to provide all the required fishing gear, bait, four track chairs, and lunch for the event.
Registration period: March 16 - June 1
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022 4:30 pm - Saturday, June 4, 2022 6:30 pm
Location: Roby Lake

DETAILS

Five Common Missouri Fish - Their Anatomy, Habitat, and Life Cycle. Fishing with Lures and Fishing Regulations. You must take Discover Nature - Fishing Lesson 1 and 2 before you can take this class.

Additional Information:

Lesson 3: Five Common Missouri Fish-Their Anatomy, Habitat, and Life Cycle combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families basic biological concepts and functions specific to largemouth bass, bluegill, hybrid sunfish, channel catfish and rainbow trout. Participants will learn the different components of fish anatomy and their functions. In addition, participants will learn about various types of fish habitat and aquatic food webs. Lesson 4: Fishing with Lures and Fishing Regulations combines instruction with hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families how to properly select a fishing lure based on desired fish species, weather and water conditions. In addition, participants will learn how to identify and understand fishing regulations.

Participants are limited to anglers ages 7 and up. We encourage the entire family to participate. Fishing equipment, instructors/coaches and bait/lures will be provided. Adults who do not wish to fish must accompany their child(ren) at all times. Participants must have completed Lessons 1 and 2 prior to attending Lessons 3 & 4. Participants do NOT need a fishing permit to fish during this program. For additional information or questions contact LuAnn Conway at (573) 325-1381 ext. 6031.
Registration period: February 25 - June 10
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022 9:00 am - Saturday, June 11, 2022 11:00 am
Location: Rolla Shooting Club
This class is an introduction to shotgun shooting sports. After a short lecture session, participants will practice live 5-stand shooting. We will provide shotguns, ammo, clay bird targets, eye and ear protection. No open-toed shoes allowed. Participants must be at least 12 years old. Individuals age 12 to 17 must attend with a parent or guardian who is also registered for the workshop. Participants are welcome to bring their own unloaded, cased shotgun but will be required to provide their own new factory ammunition (no reloads).
Registration period: February 25 - June 10
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022 12:00 pm - Saturday, June 11, 2022 1:30 pm
Location: Rolla Shooting Club
This Women's Only Beginner Handgun program will include safety, operation, and techniques of shooting semi-auto and revolver handguns. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Girls age 16 to 17 must attend with a parent or guardian who is also registered for the workshop. All equipment will be provided, including guns, ammo, targets, eye and ear protection. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear (no open toed shoes). You are welcome to bring your personal handgun as long as it is unloaded and cased. If you choose to bring your personal handgun, you will need to provide your own ammunition if it is a caliber other than .22 long rifle. After a short lecture session, participants will practice shooting at paper targets.
Registration period: February 25 - June 10
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:00 pm - Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:30 pm
Location: Rolla Shooting Club
This Beginner Handgun program is open to men and women and will include safety, operation, and techniques of shooting semi-auto and revolver handguns. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Individuals age 16 to 17 must attend with a parent or guardian who is also registered for the workshop. All equipment will be provided, including guns, ammo, targets, eye and ear protection. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear (no open toed shoes). You are welcome to bring your personal handgun as long as it is unloaded and cased. If you choose to bring your personal handgun, you will need to provide your own ammunition if it is a caliber other than .22 long rifle. After a short lecture session, participants will practice shooting at paper targets.
Registration period: May 4 - June 27
Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 6:00 pm - Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:00 pm
Location: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center
Registration period: May 18 - June 21
Date: Thursday, June 30, 2022 5:00 pm - Thursday, June 30, 2022 11:00 pm
Location: Little Prairie CA

Come learn about fisheries, wildlife, and protection management at Little Prairie Conservation Area on June 30th. Experience fishing from a boat with MDC staff, complete lake to fork shoreline meal of fish and frog legs, followed by frog gigging from a Jon boat after sunset. You will learn not only how to harvest aquatic game but how to clean and prepare a meal with it. The program will start at 5 pm and conclude at 11 pm on June 30 (opening day of frog season). Parent / guardian must be present during the entire event. This opportunity is for eight youth between the ages of 8-15 years old. Interested youth are asked to apply by submitting a short 100-word essay as to why they should be selected. Application essay should be submitted to: Dwight.Warnke@mdc.mo.gov by June 21st. The eight selected participants will be notified by June 23rd with full program details. Application essay must include:

- Full Name of Youth

- Date of Birth

- Home Address

- Email Address of Parent / Guardian

- Phone contact number

- Essay of why you wish to participate
Registration period: May 18 - June 21
Date: Friday, July 1, 2022 5:00 pm - Friday, July 1, 2022 11:00 pm
Location: Shawnee Mac Lakes Conservation Area

Come learn about fisheries, wildlife, and protection management at Shawnee Mac Lakes Conservation Area on July 1st. Experience fishing from a boat with MDC staff, complete lake to fork shoreline meal of fish and frog legs, followed by frog gigging from a Jon boat after sunset. You will learn not only how to harvest aquatic game but how to clean and prepare a meal with it. The program will start at 5 pm and conclude at 11 pm on July 1st. Parent / guardian must be present during the entire event. This opportunity is for eight youth between the ages of 8-15 years old. Interested youth are asked to apply by submitting a short 100-word essay as to why they should be selected. Application essay should be submitted to: Dwight.Warnke@mdc.mo.gov by June 21st. The eight selected participants will be notified by June 23rd with full program details. Application essay must include:

- Full Name of Youth

- Date of Birth

- Home Address

- Email Address of Parent / Guardian

- Phone contact number

- Essay of why you wish to participate
Registration period: May 9 - July 15
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2022 9:00 am - Saturday, July 16, 2022 4:00 pm
Location: Ross Access

Introduction to Stream Kayaking: July 16 on the Big Piney River between Six Crossings (50.0 river mileage marker) to Ross Access (54.7 river mileage marker). Participants will meet at MDC Ross Access and be shuttled to starting point at Six Crossings access point. Must arrive at Ross Access by 8:50 am to get shuttled to starting point. Directions to MDC Ross Access: From Duke, take Route K west to Western Road then Windsor Lane north 0.50 mile.

Participants will learn information and safety about kayaking during a ground school portion of the class, then take to kayaking the river. Participants aged 13 and older are welcome to register; those aged younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring a hat, sun screen, insect repellant, extra water, and lunch. Food and water is not available for purchase nor will be provided. A dry bag is recommended for personal gear. Fishing poles and bait will be provided if you wish to experience fishing from a kayak the later portion of the program; participants 16 and older must possess a valid fishing permit if you choose to fish.

Kayaks, paddles, and life-jackets will be provided. Close-toed shoes are required. Social distancing will be observed if Covid concerns arise.

For questions please contact Dwight Warnke at Dwight.Warnke@mdc.mo.gov
Registration period: May 9 - July 18
Date: Monday, July 18, 2022 3:30 pm - Monday, July 18, 2022 6:00 pm
Location: Little Prairie CA

Flatwater Kayaking: July 18th at the Towell Lake Boat Ramp located within Little Prairie CA near Rolla.

Join us for an evening on the water for a basic flatwater kayaking program. Participants will learn information and safety about kayaking during a ground school portion of the class, then take to the water for paddling instruction and practice. Participants aged 13 and older are welcome to register; those aged younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Fishing poles and bait will be provided if you wish to experience fishing from a kayak the later portion of the program; participants 16 and older must possess a valid fishing permit if you choose to fish.

Kayaks, paddles, and life-jackets will be provided. Close-toed shoes are required. Social distancing will be observed if Covid concerns arise.

For questions please contact Dwight Warnke at Dwight.Warnke@mdc.mo.gov
Registration period: May 9 - July 20
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022 3:30 pm - Wednesday, July 20, 2022 6:00 pm
Location: Rinquelin Trail Lake CA

Introduction to Flatwater Kayaking: July 20th at the Joe Hanauer Lake Boat Ramp located within Rinquelin Trail Lake Conservation Area in Maries County.

Join us for an evening on the water for a basic kayaking program. Participants will learn information and safety about kayaking during a ground school portion of the class, then take to the water for paddling instruction and practice. Participants aged 13 and older are welcome to register; those aged younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Fishing poles and bait will be provided if you wish to experience fishing from a kayak the later portion of the program; participants 16 and older must possess a valid fishing permit if you choose to fish.

Kayaks, paddles, and life-jackets will be provided. Close-toed shoes are required. Social distancing will be observed if Covid concerns arise.

For questions please contact Dwight Warnke at Dwight.Warnke@mdc.mo.gov
Registration period: May 9 - July 22
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022 9:00 am - Saturday, July 23, 2022 5:00 pm
Location: Woodson K. Woods Conservation Area

Introduction to Stream Kayaking: July 23 on the Meramec River between MDC Woodson K. Woods River Access (28.2 river mileage marker) to Scotts Ford Access (35.1 river mileage marker). Participants will meet at MDC Scotts Ford Access and be shuttled to starting point on MDC Woodson K. Woods access point. Must arrive at Scotts Ford by 8:50 am to get shuttled to starting point.

Participants will learn information and safety about kayaking during a ground school portion of the class, then take to kayaking the river. Participants aged 13 and older are welcome to register; those aged younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring a hat, sun screen, insect repellant, extra water, and lunch. Food and water is not available for purchase nor will be provided. A dry bag is recommended for personal gear. Fishing poles and bait will be provided if you wish to experience fishing from a kayak the later portion of the program; participants 16 and older must possess a valid fishing permit if you choose to fish.

Kayaks, paddles, and life-jackets will be provided. Close-toed shoes are required. Social distancing will be observed if Covid concerns arise.

For questions please contact Dwight Warnke at Dwight.Warnke@mdc.mo.gov