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MDC searches for vehicle in elk poaching case

SHANNON COUNTY, Mo. – Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) agents would like to speak to the driver of a 2007-12 dark gray four-door GM pickup, reported by an anonymous tip to have been at Log Yard Access along the Current River between 8:30 and 9 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2015.  Anyone who was at the Log Yard Access area any time that evening may have seen the vehicle and know the driver or perhaps saw or heard something that could be helpful to the investigation. Conservation agents would also like to hear from the driver of the vehicle, for the same reasons.

Tree health in the Ozarks, a growing concern

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Missourians love their trees and each summer, a number of diseases and pests cause concern for tree owners throughout the region.

People can get information about tree problems they may be experiencing at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) seminar “Tree Health in the Ozarks; A Growing Concern.” This free event will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 18 at the MDC Ozark Regional Office in West Plains (551 Joe Jones Blvd.). Lunch will be provided.

DRAFT Dan & Maureen Cover Memorial Wildlife Area Management Plan

Dan and Maureen Cover Memorial Wildlife Area is 282 acres of forest, woodland, grassland, old field, warm-season grass field, and open water in Oregon County. This area is managed for a mosaic of grassland, woodland, and forest natural communities to provide a diversity of wildlife habitats and to provide compatible public recreation opportunities. This area provides one parking lot, Cover Lake, three fishless ponds, and one dam for public use.

Conservation Department hosts Youth Bowfishing Clinic

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a Youth Bowfishing Clinic for ages 12 to 17, Saturday, June 4, at 6 p.m., at Udall access on Norfork Lake, south of Tecomseh.

“This will be an exciting and educational experience where young people will have an opportunity to learn how to fish with their bow,” said Larry Lindeman, an MDC outdoor skills specialist.

Twin Pines Conservation Center presents Nature at Night

WINONA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Twin Pines Conservation Education Center will host Nature Center at Night, Saturday, May 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. The event will focus on animals that are only active at night.

Twin Pines Conservation Education Center hosts Family Fish Day

WINONA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Twin Pines Conservation Education Center invites the public to attend Family Fish Day, Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“This is an opportunity for families to fish together in the pond, enjoy nature themed activities and really discover nature together,” said Skyler Bockman, manager of Twin Pines.

Ozark Timber Industry Partnership Celebration presents activities for all

EMINENCE, Mo. – Healthy forests and a healthy timber industry are major parts of the Ozarks economy. The Ozark community has come together to build an event celebrating the area’s timber industry. The Ozark Timber Industry Partnership Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eminence City Park. The event is hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), the City of Eminence, the Eminence Chamber of Commerce, Missouri Forest Products Association, the University of Missouri Extension, and West Plains Ozark Machinery.

MDC: Winona Landowner Elk Workshop set for May 14

WINONA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) employs a variety of methods to help landowners promote wildlife habitat, including workshops where landowners and biologists meet and discuss options like cost-share opportunities and habitat management.  Landowners within and immediately surrounding Missouri’s elk zone, which spans parts of Reynolds, Carter and Shannon counties, are invited to the Elk Landowner Workshop at Twin Pines Conservation Education Center, Saturday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MDC creates butterfly habitat at Wilder Museum

MANSFIELD, Mo.“All along the road the wild larkspur was blossoming pink and blue and white, birds balanced on yellow plumes of goldenrod, and butterflies were fluttering.”

Join MDC for 'An Evening With Wildlife' on April 6

MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. – How many bears are in Missouri? How are the elk doing at Peck Ranch Conservation Area? What are the turkey hunting prospects looking like for this spring?

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