JEFFERSON CITY, MO   The Missouri Department of Conservation is providing local children the opportunity to learn deer hunting safety measures and hunting basics from experienced adults. The event is free and is open to all youth, ages 6-15, but an adult mentor must attend with the youth. All equipment, firearms, and ammunition will be provided.

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The MDC says they are partnering with the Cuivre River Wildlife Management Association for the Lincoln County Youth Deer Hunting Clinic at Hawk Point on Saturday, October 12 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The event which is held at the private shooting range and will give kids an opportunity to hone their marksmanship skills by archery, rifle, and shotgun. All equipment, firearms, and ammunition will be provided.

Although this youth deer hunting clinic is free, space is limited. Participants must register by calling 636-528-4877, ext. 3. Registration opens Sept. 9 and closes Oct. 7.