Youth Outdoor Skills Day

| April 29, 2014 | 10:02 am
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KMZU’s Sandi Wilson spoke with Missouri Department of Conservation Media Specialist Bill Graham about the upcoming youth outdoor skills event.

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Bill Graham discusses the type of skills that will be taught.

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MDC Media Specialist Bill Graham stresses the importance of proper firearm handling.

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The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Ha Ha Tonka Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation are teaming up and hosting a youth outdoor skills event May 10th from 8:30-3:30. This event will teach kids ages 8-18 basic firearm handling safety as well as skills in archery, trap shooting and fishing. While this is not the same as the hunters’ safety education course, it does teach proper techniques for holding, aiming and firing of hunting mediums including guns and bows and arrows. While the event is free, pre-registration is required by May 5th. Firearms and ammunition are provided as well as hearing protection. Lunch will also be provided.

Press Release From Missouri Department of Conservation

Sedalia, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Ha Ha Tonka Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation will offer an outdoor skills event for youths from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, at the Sedalia Rod and Gun Club. MDC staff and volunteers will teach youth ages 8 to 18 skills such as archery, trap shooting, .22 rifle target shooting, fishing, and trapping. Firearms and ammunition will be supplied. This event is free but preregistration is required by May 5. Those under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

The annual M.U.L.E.Y. event helps connect families with nature. Newcomers to outdoor sports are welcome. Lunch will be provided. Door prizes will be given away.

To register or for more information, call 660-530-5500. Directions to the club southeast of Sedalia are available online at sedaliarodandgun.com.

Discover Nature at mdc.mo.gov.

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