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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.

MDC seeks public input for Rose Pond Conservation Area

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.

A draft plan for the Rose Pond Conservation Area (CA) is available for public review from April 1 to April 30. To preview the draft management plan and to share comments online, visit mdc.mo.gov/areaplans.

Discover Nature with MDC at youth turkey hunt April 11-12 in NEMO

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Missouri offers some of the best turkey hunting in the nation. A spring turkey hunt can be an exciting way to discover nature and enjoy Missouri's outdoors. But for some kids, they might not have a mentor to take them or even a good spot to go.

MDC offers prescribed fire workshop in Macon on March 21

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 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 21 at the USDA office, 2108 U.S. Highway 63 in Macon. The workshop is free, but you must register by March 20.

Join MDC for an Evening with Wildlife in Bowling Green on March 18

BOWLING GREEN, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to discover nature and spend an Evening with Wildlife from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, at Bowling Green High School, 700 W. Adams St. in Bowling Green. All parts of the event are free and open to the public.

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.

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