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Book reveals Missouri's rich waterfowl and wetland history

Kansas City, Mo. – Thousands of ducks and geese will cup wings and glide into splashy landings this autumn at wetlands and lakes throughout western Missouri. This is possible because the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) in partnership with hunters, groups and public agencies worked over the decades ensure healthy waterfowl populations.

A book released this fall, Waterfowl Hunting and Wetland Conservation in Missouri – A Model of Collaboration, chronicles past, present and future.

MDC offers HOWLoween event at Gorman Discovery Center

Kansas City, Mo. – A HOWLoween treat is being offered by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, 4750 Troost Ave. This all-ages special event is free and no registration is required.

Channel catfish from MDC hatcheries stocked for anglers

Liberty, Mo. – More than 85,000 channel catfish were stocked in community lakes this week by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The autumn stocking of young catfish reared in MDC's Lost Valley Hatchery gives the fish a chance to grow during winter and be ready for anglers when spring raises fishing fevers.

Jake Allman on Tuesday, Sept. 30, carried several dip nets full of catfish to lakes at Liberty's Fountain Bluff Sports Complex.

National Hunting and Fishing Day held at MDC's Reed Area

Lee's Summit, Mo. – Tessa Landers flipped the fishing rod forward, with a little help from dad, and the practice lure almost hit the bucket painted up like a largemouth bass. Close was good enough for an angler at age 4 learning about fishing. She had plenty of company as more than 600 visitors participated in National Hunting and Fishing Day activities on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area.

Help superheroes battle alien invaders at Burr Oak Woods

Blue Springs, Mo. – They will suddenly appear at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, and they could be everywhere if people will pitch in and help. We're talking superheroes battling alien invaders -- plants and critters. Superheroes will explain their powers during guided hikes along the Nature Center's Missouri Tree Trail on Saturday, Oct. 4. Those attending this free event for all ages can learn how they can be heroes in keeping non-native species from harming Missouri's forests, grasslands and yards.

MDC's Discovery Center plans nature photo exhibit

Kansas City, Mo. – Photographers find Missouri a great place to discover nature, from tiny insects to wide vistas of woodlands or prairies. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is looking for photographers willing to share pictures of their favorite discoveries in nature.

MDC offers habitat management field day in Platte County

Weston, Mo. – A field day to help property owners manage for healthy woods and wildlife habitat will be offered by the Missouri Department of Conservation 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Jungk Tree Farm near Weston. The property is reached about a half miles south of Weston on Route JJ.

Taking Care of Your Land Field Day is free. Participants are requested to RSVP to MDC Resource Forester Paul Whitsell at 816-655-6263, ext. 1345.

MDC Outdoor Youth Event planned in Vernon County

Nevada, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and partners will host the fourth annual Outdoor Youth Event to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Centennial Park Fairgrounds in Nevada.

MDC seeks public input for Reed Area management plans

Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know your suggestions for the James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area in Lee's Summit. MDC is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for almost 1,000 conservation areas throughout the state and invites public comments.

Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day with MDC

Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Ducks Unlimited (DU) will celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by hosting a Family Outdoors Day 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at MDC's James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area in Lee's Summit.

Family Outdoors Day welcomes those experienced with rod or gun and those who would like to learn about angling and shooting sports. All activities are free. Exhibits and teaching stations will be set up throughout the area at 12405 S.E. Ranson Road.

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