Friday, July 24, 2015

Free outdoor skills event for youth

Participants get hands-on help with archery, trap shooting, fishing and other skills at the J.A.K.E.S. Outdoor Event in Warrensburg.
Instruction and equipment for fishing and shooting provided at Warrensburg event
Warrensburg, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Stealth Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will offer a free outdoor skills event for youth 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the University of Central Missouri Trap and Skeet Range.
   MDC staff and volunteers will provide instruction on outdoor activities such as fishing, trap shooting, shotgun patterning, game calling, archery and more. Shotguns and ammunition will be provided, but youths are also welcome to bring their own firearms. Lunch and door prizes will be provided. The trap and skeet range is just west of 501 Road and Division Road near Warrensburg.
   This event is an excellent chance to introduce youths ages 8 to 17 to outdoor sports. Participants ages 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by Aug. 12. To register or for more information, call 660-530-5500.
   MDC connects people with nature. This J.A.K.E.S. Outdoors event is an annual partnership between MDC and the Stealth Gobblers Chapter. The acronym stands for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship.