News Release 229

Skeet shooting featured July 9 at Arrow Rock State Historic Site

Volume 39-229 (For Immediate Release)
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JEFFERSON CITY, MO., JUNE 29, 2011 -- Learn the basics of shotgun and skeet shooting at an event July 9 at Arrow Rock State Historic Site in Arrow Rock. The free program will include two sessions with the morning session from 9 a.m. to noon and the afternoon session from 1 to 4 p.m.

Brian Flowers from the Missouri Department of Conservation will present the program, which will begin with a firearms safety lesson and advance into proper fit of a shotgun, proper stance and shooting techniques. All participants will have the opportunity to practice by shooting a variety of clay birds thrown from a clay bird trailer. There will be youth and adult guns on hand for everyone to try.

Eye and ear protection, shells and clay birds will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own shotgun and should bring a lawn chair or something to sit on while the class is being taught.

Please call the Arrow Rock State Historic Site in advance to register at 660-837-3330. Arrow Rock State Historic Site is located at 4th and Van Buren streets in Arrow Rock. For more information on state parks and historic sites, call the Missouri Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) or visit