MDC Offering Virtual Bowhunting Class Next Week

The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering the chance to get started in bowhunting with a free virtual Introduction to Bowhunting class, Monday, August 9 from 6-7:30 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, use of scents, stands, and 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.

Introduction to Bowhunting is a free virtual program open to ages nine and up, but advanced online registration is required at

Attendees will receive an invitation and program link by email from WebEx the day before the program.