The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites migratory and upland bird hunters to discover nature at an “Effective Wingshooting for the Hunter” workshop in the Hannibal area. The workshops are free and will help migratory and upland bird hunters improve their wingshooting skills, including effective use of shotgun shells with non-toxic alternatives to lead shot, such as steel shot.
In the Hannibal area, the workshop will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Salt River Gun Club, 12957 HWY 61 South, New London. For information or to pre-register call (660) 785-2420, ext. 6507 or send an e-mail to Rob.Garver@mdc.mo.gov .
Participants will learn how to select the best ammunition and choke for game birds and hunting conditions, how to sharpen shotgun shooting skills, improving range and target distance estimation and how to properly pattern a shotgun. Hunters should bring their shotguns, choke tubes and non-toxic ammunition if they wish to pattern their guns or practice skills. Also, they will need to bring eye and ear protection for use on a shooting range, a stool or chair and a sack lunch. Clay targets and non-toxic 12 and 20 gauge practice ammunition will be available.