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MDC to host open house in Kirksville on proposed deer regulation changes

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is seeking public input on proposed changes to the state's deer hunting regulations for the 2016-2017 hunting season. To help explain the proposed changes and gather public feedback, MDC will hold a public open house from 5 to 8 p.m. on March 12 at the MDC Northeast Regional Office, 3500 S. Baltimore in Kirksville.

MDC offers prescribed burn workshop in Kirksville

KIRKSVILLE, Mo.-- Fire has been used as a land management tool by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for more than 30 years, but it isn't as simple as dropping a match and watching it burn.

To assist landowners who want to safely use prescribed fire on their own property, the MDC is hosting a workshop beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, at the MDC Northeast Regional Office, 3500 South Baltimore in Kirksville. The workshop is free, but you must register by March 2.

MDC offers prescribed burn workshop in Monroe County

PARIS, Mo. - Fire has been used as a land management tool by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for more than 30 years, but it isn't as simple as dropping a match and watching it burn.

To assist landowners who want to safely use prescribed fire on their own property, the MDC is hosting a workshop from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, at Monroe County USDA Service Center, 18771 State Highway 15 in Paris.

The workshop is free, but you must register by Feb. 19.

MDC offers prescribed fire workshop in Knox County

EDINA, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is hosting a workshop for landowners who would like to learn how to effectively and safely use prescribed fire to boost wildlife habitat and reduce less desirable plant species. The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, at Knox County USDA Service Center, 56187 State Highway 6 in Edina.

The workshop is free, however registration is required by Jan. 30.

Discover Nature with MDC at youth rabbit hunt in Macon County

MACON, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites youth to discover nature with a youth rabbit hunt from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, at Thomas Hill Reservoir Conservation Area (CA). This program is open to youth ages 10 to 15 and their parent or adult mentor. All participants must register by Jan. 8.

MDC reports one new case of CWD, found in Adair County

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that one case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been found in an adult buck harvested by a hunter in Adair County. This is the first case of the deer disease found in Missouri since early 2013.

Join MDC to learn how to identify animal tracks at the Kirksville office

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Whatever you do in the outdoors, wildlife is all around. Even if you never see animals, a closer look on the ground shows they were there. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to discover nature and learn more about identifying animal tracks from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Northeast Regional Office, 3500 S. Baltimore in Kirksville.

All ages are welcome to attend, but children must be accompanied by an adult. There is no registration required for this free family event.

MDC releases endangered Topeka shiners in northeast Missouri

GREEN CASTLE, Mo. — Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Fisheries Biologist Darren Thornhill carefully poured his bucket of hatchery-reared Topeka shiners into the clear stream. Hope filled his eyes and a small cheer emerged from the gathered group of biologists, as the endangered minnow quickly darted off in its new home.

MDC invites you to holiday nature crafting event in Kirksville

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Do you love making handmade gifts for friends and family? Join the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for the annual Discover Nature–Families holiday nature crafting event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Northeast Regional Office, 3500 S. Baltimore in Kirksville. The program is free and all ages are welcome to attend, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required by Dec. 5.

Join MDC for a class on nature photography at the Kirksville office

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Photographers find Missouri a great place to discover nature, from tiny insects to wide vistas of woodlands or prairies. Capturing your favorite scenes and moments in nature can be as simple as aiming and pushing a button.

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