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May 16, 2023St. Joseph, Mo. |  By: Jeremy Werner

MDC hosting free fishing events this month


ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Conservation is hoping families get their fishing rods out during or after Memorial Day weekend.

The MDC will offer its free Discover Nature fishing classes from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, and Wednesday, May 31, at their Northwest Regional Office in St. Joseph.

These classes will teach newcomers how to fish and can help experienced anglers learn new techniques. The classes are open to participants ages 4 and older, and individuals and families are welcome to attend.

Upon completion of the course, each registered participant will get to take home some fishing tackle. Participants ages 16 to 64 must have a Missouri fishing permit. Registration is required. For more information, or to register, visit