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MDC’s Reifsnider Shooting Range returns to normal operating hours

Warrenton, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has restored normal operating hours at its unstaffed shooting range at the Reifsnider State Forest in Warren County. The range had been closed during the week for the past two months to accommodate a construction project on the site. The project has recently been completed.

Discover nature at night with MDC on evening hikes at Busch Conservation Area in March

St. CHARLES, Mo—Spring begins earlier in nature than you might think.  Mysterious peents, twitters and peeps heard in the dark during mid-to-late March signal warmer days to come.  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering a chance to learn more about the animals behind the sounds at two Timberdoodles and Spring Peepers hikes at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area in March.  The first hike is Saturday, March 12, from 5:15-8:30 p.m.

MDC offers opportunities for volunteers at open house March 5 at Jay Henges Shooting Range

HIGH RIDGE, Mo. — As an outdoor enthusiast, you can share your passion with others by volunteering for the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). It's an excellent way to help others discover your excitement for nature.

MDC is holding a New Volunteer Open House Saturday, March 5, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Jay Henges Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. The event will offer the opportunity to learn more about MDC's volunteer program first hand by speaking directly with MDC staff and active volunteers.

MDC holding workshop TONIGHT on duck season dates and zones at Powder Valley Nature Center

KIRKWOOD, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites Missouri waterfowl hunters to a workshop this evening where Department staff will gather hunter input about duck season dates and zone boundary locations for the 2017-2020 hunting seasons. The workshop takes place at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

Connect to MDC Jay Henges Shooting Range with a text

HIGH RIDGE, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) connects people to nature . . . through technology. MDC's Jay Henges Shooting Range now offers text alerts to help subscribers keep up to date with all the happenings and programs at the range.

"The plan is to send out about four-to-six text reminders a month. We will also use texting to notify shooters of unexpected weather or other closures," said MDC Jay Henges Shooting Range and Education Center Supervisor Tony Legg.

Henges Shooting Range holds antler scoring event Feb. 21

St. LOUIS, MO.—How does this rack stack up? It's a question many hunters ask when admiring the antlers from a proudly- harvested buck. The Deer Antler Scoring event at the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Jay Henges Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center Sunday, Feb. 21 can provide the answer.

MDC to hold pond management workshop in New Haven Feb. 25

NEW HAVEN, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a Pond Management Workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. at New Haven Farm and Feed in New Haven. The workshop is free and open to the public, but space is limited and advanced registration is required. Dinner will be included with the workshop.
The Pond Management Workshop will be facilitated by MDC fisheries biologists and private land conservationists. It will offer practical information for landowners wishing to construct, manage or stock fish in ponds on their property.

MDC offers advanced orienteering class at Weldon Spring Conservation Area

St. Charles, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is giving advanced hikers the chance to take their skills to the next level on an outdoor adventure at Weldon Spring Conservation Area in St. Charles. The area borders the Missouri River and consists of over 7,000 acres of steep, forested river bluffs and deep hollows.

MDC’s Powder Valley Nature Center hosts Ozark Trail Adventure Workshop Feb. 6

KIRKWOOD, Mo.—The Ozark Trail is 350 miles of outdoor Missouri at its finest. The Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC's) Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center is hosting an opportunity for the public to learn more about this unique natural and recreational resource.

MDC hosts Rockwoods Reservation’s Maple Sugar Festival Feb. 6

St. Louis, Mo. — The Maple Sugar Festival at the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Rockwoods Reservation offers visitors the chance to discover nature at its most delicious.

The 2016 Maple Sugar Festival takes place Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is open to the whole family at no cost. No reservations are necessary. Parking will be available on-site, and off-site with shuttle bus service at the St. Louis Community College-Wildwood campus, 2645 Generations Drive.

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