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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.

Join MDC for an Evening with Wildlife in Macon

MACON, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites you to discover nature and spend an evening with wildlife from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, in the gymnasium at Macon High School. All parts of the event are free and open to the public.

2014 Northeast Region Stream Accesses Less than 40 Acres Area Management Plan

Northeast Region Streams Accessess less than 40 acres consists of 15 water accesses in the Northeast Region: Archangel Access, Ashley Access, Calumet Creek Access, Elmer A. Cook Memorial Access, Fabius Chute Access, Fort Pike Access, Hamburg Ferry Access, Henry Truitt Access, Hunnewell Access, Indian Camp Access, Mullanix Ford Access, Paris Access, Robert H. Thompson Conservation Area, Rocky Ford Access and Santa Fe Access.

MDC offers prescribed burn workshop Feb. 15 in Clark County

KAHOKA, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is hosting a workshop for landowners on how to effectively and safely use prescribed fire to boost wildlife habitat and reduce less desirable plant species. The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 15 at Steve’s Family Dining restaurant, 117 N Morgan St. in Kahoka. The workshop is free, however pre-registration is required by Feb. 10.

MDC to host Eagle Days in Clarksville Jan 25 and 26

CLARKSVILLE, Mo. — Every winter, the Show-Me state welcomes record numbers of bald eagles and boasts some of the most plentiful viewing areas in all of the lower 48 states. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages eagle-lovers of all ages to discover nature and get outdoors to view our nation’s symbol at the annual Eagle Days event at Lock & Dam 24 at Clarksville on Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MDC seeking public input for Griffith Memorial Conservation Area

NEW CAMBRIA, 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 Griffith Memorial Conservation Area (CA) is available for public review from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31.

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

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