August 17, 2013 | 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Young hunters and anglers will get a chance to learn or polish outdoor skills at the annual J.A.K.E.S. event 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the University of Central Missouri trap and skeet range.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is hosting the event in partnership with the Stealth Gobblers Chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation. The event for youths ages 8 to 17 is free but space is limited and pre-registration is required by Aug. 12. Adults must accompany youths ages 13 and under.
Activities offered will include trap shooting, shotgun patterning, game calling, archery, fishing and more. Shotguns and ammunition will be provided. But youths are also encouraged to bring their shotguns and ammunition to practice for fall hunting seasons. Door prizes and lunch will be provided.
The trap and skeet range is located west of 501 Road and Division Road.
Missouri is a great place to hunt and fish, and this event can help families introduce youth to the outdoors or help them sharpen skills. For more information or to register, call 660-530-5500.
J.A.K.E.S. stands for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship.