Learn different fishing techniques at MDC’s Boone County Nature School

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Boone County, Missouri — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites children and families ages 7 and up to learn different fishing skills at Boone County Nature School August 2-4.

This two-part program will teach participants how to use a fishing rod, bait a hook, identify common fish, and guide participants through Missouri fishing regulations. The first part of this program will take place on August 2 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and will focus on the basics of fishing rod as well as how to tie a knot and bait a hook. The second installment of this program will take place on August 4 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and will focus on five common Missouri fish as well as the regulations that surround fishing in Missouri.

All children between the ages of 7 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult at each of these events, and participants must complete the first part of this program by August 2 if they intend to participate in the second part. August 4. Fishing gear and bait/lures will be provided for both events.

Participants are not required to have a fishing license to participate in this event, but must register online before attending. To register for the August 2 event, go to https://short.mdc.mo.gov/4Sj. To register for the August 4 event, go to https://short.mdc.mo.gov/4S9.

Boone County Nature School is located at 8805 S. Tom Bass in Columbia. For more information about these events, please email Huston Spellman at [email protected] or go to https://short.mdc.mo.gov/4SC.

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