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MDC hosting predator hunting basics workshop in Columbia on March 12

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Do you have an interest in predator hunting, but not sure where to start? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is hosting a Coyote Calling and Predator Hunting Basics workshop from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, at the MDC Central Regional Office, 3500 East Gans Road in Columbia.

The class is free, but registration is required by March 10.

MDC hosting timber harvest workshop in Osage County on March 7

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Want to improve your woodlot management or timber yields? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is hosting a timber harvest workshop for landowners from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, at Luker Farm in Osage County. The workshop is free and lunch will be provided, however participants must register by March 6.

Join MDC for a Day with Wildlife in Fulton on Feb. 28

Got cabin fever? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites you to discover nature and spend a day with wildlife from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 at Fulton High School, 1 Hornet Drive in Fulton. All parts of the event are free and open to the public.

MDC to host open house in Columbia on proposed deer regulation changes

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is seeking public input on proposed changes to the state's deer hunting regulations for the 2016-2017 hunting season. To help explain the proposed changes and gather public feedback, MDC will hold a public open house from 5 to 8 p.m. on March 16 at the MDC Central Regional Office, 3500 E. Gans Road in Columbia.

MDC hosting pond management workshops in Mid-Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Do you have questions about building a new pond or about management of an existing pond on your property? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is hosting pond management workshops in four Mid-Missouri counties. Each workshop will cover a wide variety of topics including pond site selection, pond construction, pond stocking, fisheries management, aquatic vegetation management, pond watershed management, and nuisance wildlife.

The FREE workshops will be held in the following counties:

MDC seeks public input for Little Dixie Lake Conservation Area

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is in the multi-year process of updating Conservation Area Management Plans and is seeking public input on how conservation areas are important to Missourians. A draft plan for the Little Dixie Lake Conservation Area (CA) is available for public review from Feb. 1 to Feb. 28.

To preview the draft management plan and to share comments online, visit mdc.mo.gov/areaplans.

MDC hosting prescribed fire workshops in Moniteau, Montgomery, and Osage counties

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Fire has been used as a land management tool by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for more than 30 years, but it isn't as simple as dropping a match and watching it burn. To assist landowners who want to use prescribed fire on their own property, MDC is hosting workshops in three Mid-Missouri counties. Each program will cover all aspects of how prescribed fire can be safely used to benefit wildlife and people.

The FREE workshops will be held in the following counties:

MDC offers Metallic Cartridge Basic Reloading classes in Mid-Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Reloading cartridges is a great way to enjoy your firearms. Now that factory ammunition costs have risen, it may be worth the time and effort to learn how to reload your own rifle ammunition.

Join the staff of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) to learn these skills at one of two Basic Reloading: Metallic Cartridges classes on the following dates:

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