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Help Protect Mid-MO Deer from Chronic Wasting Disease

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking deer hunters and landowners in central Missouri to help limit the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) -- a disease fatal to deer -- through some Department recommendations and regulation changes.

The Department's focus on Mid-Missouri comes after a buck harvested in Cole County last year tested positive for the deadly disease. The disease has also been found in several dozen deer from Linn, Macon, and Adair counties.

MDC restoration efforts improve woodlands at Marshall Junction Conservation Area

MARSHALL JUNCTION, Mo. – Nearly a decade of woodland management efforts by the Missouri Department of Conservation has created better hunting and nature viewing at Marshall Junction Conservation Area.

The MDC management strategy has included a timber harvest, additional firewood permits, prescribed fire, and mechanical removal of undesirable woody vegetation. Recently, MDC managers knocked back nearly 40 acres of overgrowth, helping to stimulate greater diversity of woodland plants and animals.

MDC offers muzzleloader squirrel hunt and primitive skills camp in Ashland

ASHLAND Mo. – Discover nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) by going on a muzzleloader squirrel hunt and taking part in a primitive skills camp. The program will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at MDC's Charles Green Conservation Area- at 5611 E. Minor Hill Rd. in Ashland. The program is free, but registration is required by Oct. 20.

MDC offers Basic Archery Instructor course in Eldon

ELDON, Mo. – Teachers interested in starting an archery program in their school can attend a Basic Archery Instructor course in Eldon.

Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) helps build stronger, more confident and accomplished kids. MDC offers teacher training and equipment grants to help launch local programs across the state.

MDC offers firearms safety class in Jefferson City for youth hunters

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering a free firearms safety class for youth hunters, ages 6 to 15. The class is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at MDC's Runge Conservation Nature Center, located on HWY 179 approximately a quarter mile north of HWY 50 in Jefferson City.

Samantha Rhoades named new conservation agent for Osage County

OSAGE COUNTY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has appointed Samantha Rhoades as a new conservation agent in Osage County. Rhoades is among eight new agents of the Department's agent graduate class of 2015.

MDC offers family fishing class in Columbia

COLUMBIA, 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 Oct. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at Bass Pro Shops, 3101 Bass Pro Drive in Columbia. MDC is also holding a class Oct. 30 at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to noon at the same location.

MDC: offers “Field to Freezer” class in Jefferson City on processing deer

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With archery deer hunting here and firearms deer hunting coming up, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering a free "Field to Freezer" class on how to process the popular game animal.

MDC’s Runge Conservation Nature Center will be holding a “Field to Freezer” class on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 1-4 p.m. The nature center is located on HWY 179 approximately a quarter mile north of HWY 50 in Jefferson City.

MDC seeks public input for Blind Pony Lake Conservation Area

SALINE COUNTY, Mo. –The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state. MDC is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for conservation areas and invites public comments.

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