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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.

MDC offers effective wingshooting workshop in Kirksville on August 16

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Hunters have long been leaders in conservation, helping Missouri develop regulations, improve habitat and control wildlife populations. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites migratory and upland bird hunters to hone their skills at an effective wingshooting clinic starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the MDC Northeast Regional Office in Kirksville. The workshop is free, but participants need to register by August 8.

MDC to host fishing instructor course in Hannibal

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Do you have a passion for fishing? Are you willing to pass that passion on to someone new? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is hosting a free workshop to train volunteer instructors for the new Discover Nature-Fishing program from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center in Hannibal.

MDC holding deer management open house July 7 in Hannibal

HANNIBAL, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to a deer management open-house in Hannibal from 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 7, at the Quality Inn Atlantis Ballroom, 120 Lindsey Drive. This meeting is one of numerous open houses being held by the department across the state to discuss deer management with citizens.

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