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MDC to host waterfowl season workshops in March

Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites Missouri waterfowl hunters to upcoming public workshops where Department staff will gather hunter input about duck season dates and zone boundary locations for the 2017-2020 hunting seasons. Three workshops are upcoming in MDC's Kansas City Region. All workshops are from 7 to 9 p.m. No reservations are necessary.

MDC offers free Discover Nature Girls Camp June14-16

Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is now accepting registrations for a free Discover Nature Girls Camp June 14-16 at Camp Palestine near Chilhowee, Mo., in Johnson County.

MDC teaches outdoor skills at Women's Spring Fling

Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will teach outdoor skills at the annual Women's Spring Fling April 29 to May 1 at Lake Doniphan Conference and Retreat Center near Excelsior Springs. This weekend retreat provides a safe and friendly environment where women can learn about outdoor recreation.

MDC offers Conservation Management Workshop Feb. 23

Kansas City, Mo. – Wildlife and native plants can thrive on small acreages given nurturing management practices. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free Conservation Management Workshop 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the Bass Pro Shops, 18001 Bass Pro Drive in Independence.
MDC staff will discuss topics such as native plants useful for wildlife and landscaping, timber stand improvement, and reducing problems from invasive species.

MDC offers skills training for new hunters

Kansas City, Mo. – Outdoor sports such as hunting are a part of America's heritage, with skills and traditions passed down from one generation to the next. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers a variety of free educational programs for people interested in learning about hunting and shooting. Newcomers are welcome.
For example, in the Kansas City area, the Parma Woods Shooting Range at Parkville will offer a class called Firearm Selection for the Beginner from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. The program is free but registration is required.

MDC awards state champion status to Benton County tree

Warsaw, Mo. – A winged sumac tree on private property in Benton County is now on the list of Missouri State Champion Trees. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recognizes state champion trees under a formula involving measurements of the trunk, height and spread.

MDC winter trout catch-and-keep season begins Feb. 1

Sedalia, Mo. – Starting Feb. 1, anglers can keep rainbow trout caught at Liberty Park Pond in Sedalia. Under a cooperative agreement, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Sedalia Parks and Recreation Department stocked trout in the pond last fall to give anglers an additional winter fishing opportunity. Only catch-and-release fishing is allowed until Feb. 1. After that, anglers wishing to catch, keep and eat rainbow trout have a new opportunity.

MDC sets new Truman Lake spotted bass regulation

Warsaw, Mo. – Anglers at Truman Lake will have increased chances to keep spotted bass as part of their creel limit. Beginning March 1, a new regulation will reduce the length limit on spotted bass caught at Truman Lake from 15 inches to 12 inches. Bass population studies by Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) biologists have shown that spotted bass grow slower than largemouth bass, and many adult spotted bass never reach 15 inches, said Mike Bayless, MDC fisheries management biologist.

MDC to host Eagle Days Feb. 6 at Schell-Osage

Schell City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host Eagle Days 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Schell City Community Center and the MDC's Schell-Osage Conservation Area. Bald eagles, MDC and the Schell-Osage area are intertwined with the restoration of our nation's symbol as a nesting bird in Missouri.

MDC offers tips for native plants prone to frost flowers

Kansas City, Mo. – Icy blooms, often called frost flowers, are appearing this winter at the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center. Frozen, twisted ribbons of ice arose on the lower stems of white crownbeard, a native wildflower planted in the Center's outdoor garden. Good soil moisture and cold temperatures have produced numerous frost flowers on white crownbeard in recent months.

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