Ozark

MDC improving fish habitat at Norfork and Bull Shoals lakes

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Good fishing begins with good habitat. Increasing angling enjoyment is the primary objective of a habitat improvement project currently underway on the Missouri portions of Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes. This project – which is a cooperative effort of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Bass Pro Shops, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – is designed to increase the number of fish habitat structures in the Missouri portions of these popular fishing destinations in the south-central part of the state.

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.

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.

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