MDC hosts free frogging clinic in northeast Missouri

HANNIBAL, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites youth and families to attend a free frogging clinic July 8 at Ted Shanks Conservation Area near Ashburn. 

As part of the MDC’s Discover Nature – Fishing program, this frogging clinic will help people of all ages learn about Missouri’s native frogs, and various methods of catching them.  

MDC offers landowners payment for public use of land

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering a new program to increase public access to private lands for hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing. The Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program (MRAP) provides incentive payments to private landowners who volunteer to open their properties to the public for these types of outdoor activities. Additional incentives are also available to enhance wildlife habitat on enrolled lands.

MDC helps grow new generation of turkey hunters, conservationists

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) helped a new generation of turkey hunters discover the joys of the hunt over the weekend.  A mentored hunt in northeast Missouri ensured plenty of opportunities for interested youth to learn from some of the state’s leading turkey experts. 

MDC invites women to discover nature at summer workshop May 13-15

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. —The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to discover nature at a summer workshop this May.  The weekend workshop will take place May 13 – 15 at Mark Twain Lake’s Bourdreaux Visitor Center, located at 21629 Missouri Highway J, near Perry. 

MDC to hold youth turkey clinic, hunt in Clark Co. April 8 – 9

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a free youth turkey hunting clinic on Friday, April 8, followed by a guided hunt on Saturday, April 9. The clinic will take place from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at the Fox River Gun Club in Kahoka.

The clinic, designed for first-time turkey hunters, ages 11 – 15 years, will teach turkey hunting basics, such as:

MDC hosts Discover Nature Schools workshops for preschool teachers in northeast Missouri

HANNIBAL, Mo. –The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites preschool teachers interested in improving conservation education in their classrooms and home-schools to attend an upcoming free training class in any of three northeast Missouri locations this spring:

Clark County
Sever Library in Kahoka
5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 29
Register by March 28

MDC to host waterfowl season workshop Feb. 1 in Hannibal

HANNIBAL, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites Missouri waterfowl hunters to an upcoming public workshop on Feb. 1 in Habnnibal where Department staff will gather hunter input about duck season dates and zone boundary locations for the 2017-2020 hunting seasons. Participants will have the opportunity to review long-term data about weather, migration, habitat use, harvest, and hunter opinions, and to discuss season date and zone preferences with other hunters and MDC staff.

MDC welcomes new resource forester to northeast Missouri

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) welcomes Brice Kelso as the newest resource forester covering Macon and Randolph counties. As a resource forester, Kelso will work with landowners to help them assess and meet their forestry needs.

MDC resource foresters serve Missouri landowners to help them actively manage their woods. This includes helping to implement conservation-minded practices such as timber stand improvement, prescribed burning, and timber sales to benefit overall forest health and wildlife habitat.

MDC to hold hunter education skills course in Kirksville

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a hunter education skills session on Feb. 11. The class will take place from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the MDC Northeast Region Office located at 3500 South Baltimore St. in Kirksville.

Students will learn how to be safe, responsible hunters in this course, and upon passing an exam, will earn a hunter education certification card.

MDC to host Eagle Days in Clarksville Jan. 30—31

CLARKSVILLE, Mo. — Every winter, Missouri welcomes record numbers of bald eagles and boasts some of the most plentiful viewing areas in all of the lower 48 states. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages eagle-lovers of all ages to discover nature and get outdoors to view our nation's most iconic raptor at the annual Eagle Days event in Clarksville. Events will take place at Lock and Dam 24 and the Apple Shed Theater in Clarksville on Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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