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MDC hosts exhibition shooter Dave Miller at Lake City Shooting Range

Kansas City, Mo. – Dave Miller, exhibition and world record holder, will demonstrate his shotgun skills in a free exhibition at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Lake City Shooting Range, 28505 E. Truman Road in Buckner. Miller, a project manager for CZ-USA firearms company, is a professional shotgun shooter and a master-class sporting clays shooter.

MDC to co-host Youth Fishing Derby June 6 at Harrisonville

Harrisonville, Mo. – A free Youth Fishing Derby will be held at the Harrisonville City Park on Saturday, June 6. The derby is co-sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Cass County Elks Lodge 2791, and the National Wild Turkey Federation. Participants can register from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the City Park Amphitheater, and fishing is from 9 a.m. to noon.

MDC welcomes public input on Four Rivers area plan

Nevada, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know your suggestions for the August A. Busch, Jr. Memorial Wetlands at Four Rivers Conservation Area in Vernon and Bates counties. MDC is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for almost 1,000 conservation areas throughout the state and invites public comments.

MDC offers web links to view peregrine falcon chicks

Kansas City, Mo. – The hatch is on at the peregrine falcon nests in the Kansas City area, which are viewable online via streaming video. Chicks started hatching late Sunday, May 3, at the nest at the KCP&L Iatan Power Plant, and young ones began appearing Monday at the nest at American Century Investments on the Country Club Plaza, said Joe DeBold, urban wildlife biologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).

MDC foresters say 17-year cicadas will raise a racket

Kansas City, Mo. – For 17 years, a particular brood of cicada nymphs tunneled through the soil, sucked sap from roots, and grew from ant-like specks into bumblebee-sized nymphs. They will emerge by the thousands this spring in western Missouri and transform into winged adult insects, with male cicadas raising a raspy racket as they serenade females.

MDC seeks public input on Lone Jack Conservation Area

Lone Jack, 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.

Draft plans for the Lone Jack Conservation Area in Jackson County will be available for public comment May 1 through May 31. To preview draft management plans and share comments online, visit mdc.mo.gov/areaplans.

MDC seeks public input on Guy B. Park area plans

Platte City, 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.

Draft plans for the Guy B. Park Conservation Area in Platte County will be available for public comment May 1 through May 31. To preview draft management plans and share comments online, visit mdc.mo.gov/areaplans.

MDC offers web links to peregrine falcon nest viewing

Kansas City, Mo. – Except for wind ruffling feathers, all is calm this week in the Kansas City area peregrine falcon nests, which are viewable online via streaming video. Parent falcons are incubating the eggs. The nests will be abuzz with activity, though, in the coming weeks when falcon chicks begin hatching, said Joe DeBold, urban wildlife biologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).

MDC offers Grow Native event May 2 at Discovery Center

Kansas City, Mo. – Native wildflowers and grasses work well in home landscape plantings, and a free Grow Native special event will teach participants about planting and caring for native varieties 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave. in Kansas City. The event will include guided tours of the Discovery Center's diverse wildflower garden, now with spring flowers in full bloom, given by MDC staff.

MDC staff to speak at Explore the Outdoors: Kansas City

Kansas City, Mo. – A May 9 event with educational seminars about conservation and outdoor recreation will include two speakers from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The seminars are part of an event titled Explore the Outdoors: Kansas City. The sessions are free and open to the public from 3 to 5 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops in Independence.

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