The Missouri Department of Conservation, in partnership with Missouri Disabled Sportsmen, will offer a dove clinic and hunt for youth-and mobility-impaired hunters, September 12th, in Macon County. The event will take place from 8 until 3 at the Atlanta Conservation Area, north of Macon, and will provide a free opportunity for disabled hunters and/or youth ages 11­ to 17 years old.

The clinic will cover habitat and biology, as well as wingshooting, rules and regulations. After the morning clinic, participants and experienced mentors will head into the field to try to harvest some birds. Lunch will be provided for all participants, and firearms and ammunition will be provided to those who need them. Mentors and track chairs will be available to assist mobility-impaired hunters during the hunt.

Everyone handling a firearm must be able to handle it safely and under their own control. Participants ages 16 to 65 years old must purchase a valid Missouri Small Game Hunting Permit prior to the event, available at All participants born after January 1st, 1967 must have completed hunter education or purchase an Apprentice Hunter Authorization.

Hunters will need to provide their own blaze orange hat, vest, or jacket, eye and ear protection, and weather-appropriate clothing and footwear. For more information, visit, or contact Rob Garver at (660) 785-2420 or [email protected].