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MDC offers family fishing class in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites kids to gain the skills and confidence to go fishing by participating in a Discover Nature—Fishing class Aug. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Aug. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Missouri Department of Conservation Office, 2901 W Truman Blvd. in Jefferson City.

The classes are free and all fishing gear is provided. Registration is required by Aug 27. Participants must attend the Aug. 28 class to be prepared for the hands-on fishing activities Aug. 29.

Connect to MDC Runge Conservation Nature Center with a text

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Are you interested in knowing what is going on at the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Runge Conservation Nature Center? Now you can get a text so you don't miss out on any events. Runge Nature Center is adding text alerts as another way mid-Missourians can learn about and participate in programs and events at the center. By texting the word "MDC Runge" to 468311, subscribers will receive up to 6 texts a month to remind them of free events at the Nature Center.

Effective wingshooting workshop offered for hunters in Boone County

COLUMBIA, Mo—Hunters have long been leaders in conservation, helping Missouri develop regulations, improve habitat, and control wildlife populations. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites migratory and upland bird hunters to hone their skills at an effective wingshooting clinic from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, and Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the MDC Charles Green Conservation Area (CA) in Ashland. The workshop is free, but registration by August 7 is required.

MDC offers women's archery class in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women ages 18 or older (girls 14 and up may accompany an adult participant) to discover nature by learning the basics of archery. The program will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the MDC Regional Office, 3500 E. Gans Road, in Columbia. The program is free, but registration is required by July 31.

MDC hosting MoNASP teacher training workshop in Miller County

ST. ELIZABETH, Mo.—Teachers, help your students learn responsibility and focus like never before. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding a training workshop for teachers interested in joining Missouri's National Archery in the Schools program (MoNASP) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6, at St. Elizabeth R-IV School gym located at 240 Church St. in St. Elizabeth. The session is free, but registration is required by Aug. 3.

MDC hosting Discover Nature Schools teacher training workshops in Columbia in August

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Teachers, are you interested in receiving free training to improve conservation education in your Missouri classroom, home-school class, or youth group? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites teachers interested in MDC's Discover Nature Schools program to attend an upcoming training class in August from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the MDC Central Regional Office, 3500 East Gans Road in Columbia on the following dates.

MDC and local mid-Missouri libraries offer fishing rod and reel loaner program

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Do you like to fish, but don't own a pole? Don't worry, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has you covered. As part of the Discover Nature: Fishing Rod and Reel loaner program, seven libraries in mid-Missouri now have fishing equipment available for use by the public. They include Boonslick Public Library (Boonville), Mexico Audrain Public Library (Mexico), Marshall Public Library (Marshall), Centralia Public Library (Centralia), Sweet Springs Library (Sweet Springs), Woodplace Library (California), and Price James Library (Tipton).

Share ideas about the management of MDC’s Runge Nature Center grounds

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state. Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City is among the areas under review.

Discover nature with MDC at frog gigging clinic on July 24 in Sweet Springs

SWEET SPRINGS, Mo. – Frog gigging, or frogging, is a great way to enjoy Missouri's fish, forest and wildlife resources while also putting food on the table the whole family can enjoy. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites families to discover nature at a frog gigging clinic 6:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 24, at Blind Pony Fish Hatchery, 16285 BP Hatchery Drive in Sweet Springs. The clinic is free and open to youth ages 7 to 17 and their parent or adult mentor, but registration by July 22 is required.

MDC changes deer hunting regs to help slow CWD

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking deer hunters in 19 central and northeast Missouri counties to help limit the spread of a deadly deer disease through increased harvest opportunities this fall and winter. The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved several changes to regulations for the upcoming 2015-16 fall deer hunting season that focus on slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD).

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