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MDC seeks public input for Redman Conservation Area

MACON COUNTY, 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 Redman Conservation Area (CA) is available for public review from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30.

To preview the draft management plan and to share comments online, visit mdc.mo.gov/areaplans.

MDC offering a bowhunter education class in Kirksville

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding a bowhunter education certification class from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12 and Thursday, Nov. 13 at the MDC Northeast Regional Office, 3500 S. Baltimore in Kirksville. The two-day course is free, but registration is required by Nov. 11.

MDC to host deer processing class in Kirksville

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Processing a deer after you have harvested one is a great way to save money and achieve personal satisfaction. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a deer processing workshop at the MDC Northeast Regional Office in Kirksville starting at 6 p.m. on Nov 4. There is no cost for the program, but registration is required by Oct. 31.

The workshop will cover the process of harvesting a deer from the field to the freezer including skinning, quartering, and the various cuts of meat. All necessary equipment will be provided.

MDC invites public to a tree maintenance workshop in Hannibal

HANNIBAL, Mo. – Winter is the prime time to prune trees. That means now is a good time to get helpful advice on tree work that will be done in coming months. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites homeowners for a tree pruning and maintenance workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Huckleberry Park Pavilion in Hannibal. Space is limited and registration is required by Oct. 3.

MDC foresters will share tips on planting trees, maintenance techniques, and will discuss tree health.

MDC needs hunter help with CWD sampling in north-central Missouri

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is again working with hunters and landowners from around the state, along with taxidermy shops and meat processors in north-central Missouri, to collect tissue samples from adult deer harvested during the fall archery and firearms deer seasons. The cooperative effort is part of MDC's ongoing work to detect cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Missouri's free-ranging deer.

Join MDC for a viewing of The Lost Bird Project at the Kirksville office

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — "Extinct" is a word often associated with dinosaurs, woolly mammoths and other animals that disappeared long ago. However, birds such as the passenger pigeon and Carolina parakeet became extinct in the last century. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to discover nature and learn more about these two extinct birds and more at a viewing of The Lost Bird Project at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the MDC Northeast Regional Office, 3500 S. Baltimore in Kirksville.

Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day with MDC in Kirksville

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt and fish for more than half-a-million hunters and 1.1 million anglers. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites families and outdoor enthusiasts to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the NEMO Fairgrounds in Kirksville, 2700 E. Illinois St. The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

MDC seeks public input for Ranacker Conservation Area management plan

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 Ranacker Conservation Area (CA) is available for public review from Aug. 1 to Aug. 31.

To preview the draft management plan and to share comments online, visit www.mdc.mo.gov/areaplans.

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