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Online registration for Upper Mississippi Waterfowl Blind Drawings open now until May 22

UPDATE 5/24/2016: The co-registrant selection process is being delayed until June 1-10, 2016, due to some programming issues and to confirm hunter contact information that was incorrectly entered during the registration period. If you entered the drawing and did not receive an e-mail informing you of the draw results, please contact MDC at (573) 898-5905, ext. 1890.

MDC offers landowners payment for public use of land

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering a new program to increase public access to private lands for hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing. The Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program (MRAP) provides incentive payments to private landowners who volunteer to open their properties to the public for these types of outdoor activities. Additional incentives are also available to enhance wildlife habitat on enrolled lands.

MDC confirms black bear poached in Jefferson County

HILLSBORO, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) confirms that a black bear has been poached in Jefferson County.

Fishin’ Magicians fish for butterflies during May 13 program at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

KIRKWOOD, Mo.—The Fishin’ Magicians are coming to Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center . . . and they’ll be doing some fly fishing.  Butterfly fishing, that is.

Public invited to share ideas about future management of Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

KIRKWOOD, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state. MDC is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for conservation areas and invites public comments.

MDC seeks ideas about future management of Young Conservation Area

HILLSBORO, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state. MDC is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for conservation areas and invites public comments. Young Conservation Area in Jefferson County is among the areas under review. 

Warren County conservation agent settling into his new post

Warren County, Mo.—Missouri Department of Conservation Agent Bob Lyons is flying solo now—and he’s embracing all the challenges and rewards that come with it.

MDC offers special outdoor skills training workshops for teachers

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to give every student the opportunity to discover the fun of the outdoors.   MDC is working with teachers to expand the opportunities for learning outdoor skills in the St. Louis area by offering a multi-day outdoor skills workshop tailored specifically for educators.  Teachers have the option to attend one, all, or any combination of workshops, depending on their needs and focus areas.  The workshops will take place between June 20—23.

Public invited to share ideas about future management of Catawissa Conservation Area

FRANKLIN Co., Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state. MDC is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for conservation areas and invites public comments.  Catawissa Conservation Area on the Meramec River in eastern Franklin County is among the areas under review.  The area lies between the towns of Pacific and Catawissa.

Public invited to share ideas about future management of Crooked Creek Conservation Area

CRAWFORD Co., Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state. MDC is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for conservation areas and invites public comments.

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