Lake City Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center is offering the following programs. The Center is at 28505 E. Truman Road in Buckner. Registration is required, call 816-249-3194. For more information, email lakecityrange@mdc.mo.gov or visit www.mdc.mo.gov/lakecity.

Archery Basics: For ages 12 to 18, 9-11:30 a.m. March 3. This program includes archery safety, operation, shooting fundamentals, maintenance and safe storage. You may bring your own equipment to this program or equipment will be provided.

Introduction to Skeet: For ages 12 and older, 9-11:30 a.m. March 10. This program is designed for those who have had some experience with shotguns. We’ll cover safety, appropriate firearms and ammunition, rules of the game, etiquette on the field and field layout. Firearms and ammunition will be provided, or you may bring your own.

Women’s Basic Pistol: For ages 18 and older, 8-11:30 a.m. March 17. This program includes handgun safety, operation, shooting fundamentals, maintenance and safe storage. Equipment and ammunition will be provided; you may bring your own firearm and ammunition to the live-fire session.

Family Trap: For ages 12 and older, 9-11:30 a.m. March 24. This program is designed for those who have had some experience with shotguns. We’ll cover safety, appropriate guns and ammunition, rules of the game, etiquette on the field and field layout. Firearms and ammunition will be provided, or you may bring your own.

Spring Turkey Season: For ages 12 and older, 5-8 p.m. March 29. Learn from our experienced instructor’s wildlife identification, habits and habitats, regulations, safety, hunting strategies, equipment and game care. Attend this class to increase your success in the field.

Shotgun Patterning: For ages 12 and older, 9-11:30 a.m. March 31. Patterning your shotgun is a very important part of hunting that is overlooked by many hunters. We will discuss the principles of how to use different ammunition and chokes to achieve the most effective pattern for your shotgun.

– Jillayne Ritchie