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Free Father’s Day Program

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free Father’s Day program from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at Lost Valley Hatchery in Warsaw, Mo. Participants will have the opportunity to custom paint a plastic crankbait, add 3-D eyes, and tackle. All materials will be provided for the crankbaits. Participants will also get to go fishing in the Education Pond just outside the hatchery building. Fishing equipment and bait will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own fishing gear and bait. However, no bait that is carried in water is allowed to prevent the introduction of invasive species. This event is catch-and-release only. The pond is stocked with Channel Catfish and Hybrid Sunfish.

Registration is required online at Events | Missouri Department of Conservation. Please be sure to register each person in your group separately. Class size is limited to 20 participants. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Families now have the option to link their children’s accounts to their own accounts, which will streamline the program registration process. Once a group account is set up, parents can register their children to an event without having to log-off and log-in for each individual. This option allows parents to register their entire family or select family members to an event at the same time. First, users will log into their account and click “My Group Profile,” then add family members to their account. Setting up a group account today can make program registration quicker and easier for all MDC events.

For more information or help with registration, contact Kara Entrop at 660-438-4465 Ext. 6402 or by email at

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