2014 J. Thad Ray Wildlife Area and Julian Steyermark Woods Conservation Area Management Plan

Includes the J. Thad Ray Memorial Wildlife Area and the Julian Steyermark Woods Conservation Area.

MDC to host fishing instructor courses in Northeast Missouri

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 workshop to train volunteer instructors for the new Discover Nature-Fishing program.

MDC offers effective wingshooting workshop in Kirksville

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 May 24 at the MDC Northeast Regional Office in Kirksville. The workshop is free, but participants need to preregister by May 21.

Wet a line with MDC at family fishing clinic in Kirksville

KIRKSVILLE, 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 from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, at Forest Lake, located in Thousand Hills State Park in Kirksville. A morning clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to noon and cover basic fishing skills. There is no cost for the program, but preregistration is required by May 23.

MDC to host Conservation Celebration in Kirksville

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — The combination of Earth Day and Arbor Day make April the perfect month to celebrate how conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt and fish, as well as providing resources and enriching our quality of life. In recognition of these two days, the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Northeast Regional Office is hosting a free Conservation Celebration from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 26.

Discover Nature with MDC at youth turkey hunt in Kirksville

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites youth to discover nature through a youth turkey hunt on Saturday, April 12, at sunrise in Northeast Missouri. Participants must be age 11 to 15, hunter-education certified, and attend a mandatory clinic from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 11 at the MDC Northeast Regional office in Kirksville. Preregistration by April 9 is required.

The clinic will consist of turkey biology, habitat management, calling, and decoying. Shotguns and ammunition will be available for youths to use on the hunt.


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