June 2011

MDC offers new "Cooking Wild in Missouri" cookbook

Cooking Wild Cover
MDC's new colorful cookbook shows off the Show-Me State's game, fish, nuts, fruits and mushrooms. More

Cheating charge filed against bass tourney entrant

Warsaw man faces felony charge of attempt to steal by deceit for allegedly trying to weigh in fish at a bass tournament that he caught before the tournament began. More

Two anglers score hits on open fishing records

Twelve-year-old Hayden Crouch is proudly holding his state-record gizzard shad.
One record-setting angler plans to tackle invasive carp next. More

MDC Taking Applications for Agent Trainees

Some consider it the best job in the world. It’s also one of the most demanding. If you think you have what it takes to be a conservation agent, now is the time to try. More

Managed deer hunt applications open July 1, close Aug. 15

Hunters can apply for nearly 100 archery, muzzleloader and modern firearms hunts, including events for youths and hunters with disabilities. More

Bullfrogs and green frogs up for grabs June 30

Bullfrog
Missouri’s annual frogging season runs from June 30 to Oct. 31. More

Marines mobilize in St. Louis this week for conservation-friendly service project

The United States Marines will throw down their M-16s and deploy rakes, shovels and hoes to complete Phase I of a demonstration garden at Operation Brightside Headquarters at Kingshighway Boulevard and Vandeventer Avenue. They hope to help St. Louis homeowners and builders see firsthand landscaping practices that can yield both ecological and economical benefits. More

Missouri prairies offer wildflower bounty in June

Purple Coneflower on Prairie
Prairies change weekly in summer as plants grow and bloom so a hike is the best way to see them. More

Missourians asked to celebrate freedom from invasive species July 4

Photo of zebra mussels.
Protect the state’s native species from invaders such as the zebra mussel, emerald ash borer and others. More

MDC & U of M using radio collars for elk research

Jason Sumners with elk radio collars
Radio collars will help answer questions about elk population growth and habitat use. More

Commissioners and director dedicate new Kansas City Regional Office

KC Regional Office Ribboncutting
Members of the Missouri Conservation Commission and the director of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) on Monday (June 13) dedicated the new MDC Kansas City regional office and headquarters for the James A. Reed Memorial Conservation Area. More

Powder Valley to host St. Louis premier of Mother Nature's Child June 24

See this 2011 Environmental Film Festival pick during the Nature Center's “Get Your Child Outside” weekend. More