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A man shoots archery at Frank Russell Recreation Area.
MDC invites students from participating MoNASP schools across the state to register for an archery tournament at the new, state-of-the-art archery park at Mark Twain Lake’s Frank Russell Recreation Area. Support archery in the schools and local conservation partners by registering for this tournament today.

MDC, partners to host MoNASP archery tournament at Mark Twain Lake Oct. 5

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Aug 28, 2019

MONROE CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), together with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mark Twain Lake Friends of Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Stewardship (FOREST) Council invites students from schools across the state to participate in an archery tournament. The Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) tournament will take place beginning at 9a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the archery range in the Frank Russell Recreation Area at Mark Twain Lake.

The tournament is open to students at any school participating in MoNASP. Registration is currently open at Registration costs $15 per shooter, which includes a tournament T-shirt. Registration ends Sept. 27. All proceeds will go to the Mark Twain Lake FOREST Council for future events and projects around the lake area. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to top individual shooters and teams for Elementary, Middle, and High School divisions.

Other outdoor recreation activities including fishing, a walk though archery course, and 3-D archery, are scheduled at the park to run concurrent with the tournament. A vendor will also serve food onsite.

MoNASP teaches the basics of archery as part of school curriculum and helps build stronger, more confident and accomplished kids. MoNASP supports international-style target archery in grades 4-12 physical education classes during the school day. MDC and the Conservation Federation of Missouri offer basic archery instructor training and a $1,500 rebate opportunity to help schools purchase equipment and initiate archery activities in school curriculum.

For more information about the upcoming tournament at Mark Twain Lake, visit, or contact MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Rob Garver at or (785) 660-2420. 

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