Monday, April 20, 2015

MDC helps host youth outdoor skills event May 16

M.U.L.E.Y. provides hands-on teaching and fun
trap shooting

Sedalia, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Ha Ha Tonka Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation invite youth to the 3rd annual M.U.L.E.Y. Outdoor Event 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at the Sedalia Rod and Gun Club. This free event gives youths ages 8 to 18 a chance to learn outdoor skills.
   Outdoor activities offered include fishing, archery, trap shooting, trapping skills, pellet gun and .22 rifle target shooting. All equipment such as fishing poles, bait, guns and ammunition will be provided. This is a chance for youngsters to sharpen outdoor skills or learn new ones. Beginners are welcome to safely learn outdoor activities with hands-on tutoring from MDC staff and volunteers.
   Also new this year, participants who want to keep a couple of catfish can bring a cooler and some ice. Instructors will teach you how to catch a fish and clean it to take home to cook. Door prizes will be given away and lunch will be provided.
   Space is limited and pre-registration is required by May 11. Youths under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call the MDC Sedalia Office at 660-530-5500.
   For directions to the Sedalia Rod and Gun Club, visit http://sedaliarodandgun.com/home/directions.