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MDC co-hosts youth deer hunting clinic in Hawk Point Oct. 7

HAWK POINT, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to help youths discover why Missouri is such a great place to hunt. MDC is partnering again this year with the Cuivre River Wildlife Management Association to host the Lincoln County Youth Deer Hunting Clinic in Hawk Point on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The purpose of the day-long clinic is to provide area youth with the opportunity to learn about deer hunting basics from experienced adults. The event is free and open to all youth, ages 6-15, but an adult mentor must attend with the youth.

The event will be held at a private shooting range in the Hawk Point area and all participants will have an opportunity to hone their skills with archery, rifle, shotgun and atlatl stations. Participants will also learn about deer hunting, safety and regulations.

Local MDC conservation agents and members of the Cuivre River Wildlife Management Association will provide hands-on instruction for a safe and positive learning environment. All equipment, firearms and ammunition will be provided.

Although this youth deer hunting clinic is free, space is limited. Participants must register by calling 636-441-4554. Registration opens Sept. 11 and closes Oct. 2.