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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.

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.

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