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MDC changes deer hunting regs to help slow CWD

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking deer hunters in 19 central and northeast Missouri counties to help limit the spread of a deadly deer disease through increased harvest opportunities this fall and winter. The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved several changes to regulations for the upcoming 2015-16 fall deer hunting season that focus on slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD).

MDC seeks public input for Neeper Conservation Area

KIRKSVILLE, 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 Neeper Conservation Areas (CA) is available for public review from June 1 to June 30. To preview the draft management plan and to share comments online, visit mdc.mo.gov/areaplans.

MDC seeks public input for Spring Creek Watershed priority geography public lands

KIRKSVILLE, 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.

MDC hosting basic firearm shooting class for women in Hannibal

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to spend two evenings to get a hands-on, outdoors' skills lesson in basic firearm shooting. A classroom session will take place on Monday, June 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the MDC Hannibal office, 8965 Hwy 36, Suite 1 in Hannibal.

MDC seeks public input for Frost Island CA management plan

WAYLAND, 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.

A draft plan for the Frost Island Conservation Area (CA) is available for public review from May 1 to May 31. To preview the draft management plan and to share comments online, visit mdc.mo.gov/areaplans.

Wet a line with MDC at family fishing clinic at Mark Twain Lake

MONROE, Mo. — Fishing is a great way for kids and families to have fun outdoors, discover nature, and make happy memories together. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites families to a day of fishing on Saturday, June 6, at Ray Behrens Recreation Area located at Mark Twain Lake.

There is no cost for the program, but registration is required by May 27.

MDC hosting basic firearm shooting class for women in Kirksville

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to get a hands-on, outdoors' skills lesson in basic firearm shooting. The mandatory classroom session will take place on Monday, May 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 at the MDC Northeast Regional office, 3500 S. Baltimore in Kirksville. A mentored shooting practice will take place for all participants the following evening, Tuesday, May 26, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Sugar Creek Conservation Area (CA) shooting range in Adair County. The class is free, but registration by May 22 is required.

MDC hosting basic handgun shooting class for women in Kirksville

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to get a hands-on, outdoor skills lesson in basic pistol shooting. A mandatory classroom session will take place on Tuesday, May 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the MDC Northeast Regional Office, 3500 S. Baltimore in Kirksville. A mentored shooting practice will take place the following day, Wednesday, May 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Sugar Creek Conservation Area (CA) shooting range in Adair County.

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