Women’s Firearm Safety Course Offered By MDC

A firearm training for women will be held near St Joseph on June 12th.  The one-day program includes classroom firearm safety training, followed by an afternoon on the range, learning to properly use handguns, rifles, and shotguns.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers the free clinic for women interested in learning about firearms for hunting, and target shooting.  It will be held at the Pigeon Hill Conservation Area south of St. Joseph.

Cpl. Parker Rice, a conservation agent in Buchanan County, says this clinic will teach basic firearms handling and safety skills.  A variety of firearms and their uses will be discussed and available for shooting at the range including rifles, pistols, and shotguns. MDC staff will provide firearms and ammunition. But participants are also encouraged to bring their own firearms and ammunition.

Rice says “It will be a no-pressure environment for firearms familiarization.”

This firearms clinic is open to women ages 18 and older. COVID-19 safety precautions will be followed. Space is limited. Registration is required at https://short.mdc.mo.gov/4ix.

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