MDC Offering Bowhunting Class in August

A class is coming next month for beginner bowhunters.

The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a free online Beginning Bowhunting class, Tuesday, August 4 from 6-7 p.m.

This virtual class will be live and interactive and is designed to help new bowhunters prepare for the unique aspects of this hunting method.

The course will examine bow hunting gear, proper clothing, stands, calls, and techniques to improve a newcomer’s chances of success.

MDC staff will discuss best bow hunting practices, safety and how bow hunting differs from hunting deer with a rifle.

Participants will learn from experienced MDC instructors and come away with a better understanding of wildlife identification, habits and habitats, hunting regulations, safety considerations, hunting strategies, equipment and proper game care.

A question and answer period will follow the main program and offer the chance for participants to interact with instructors and have questions answered via chat.

Beginning Bowhunting is a free program open to ages 11 and up, but online pre-registration is required at

An e-mail will be sent out to all registered participants prior to the program with the link to join in virtually.