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MDC welcomes champion caller Keith Wahlig to Jay Henges Range for youth deer calling and scent clinic

High Ridge, Mo. — As a hunter, have you ever wished you could talk to and understand deer? Whitetail deer have their own "language," and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering aspiring hunters the chance to learn to understand it.

MDC welcomes Knight & Hale Pro Staffer and Champion Caller Keith Wahlig for a Youth Deer Calling and Scent Use Clinic. The clinic takes place Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at MDC's Jay Henges Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center in High Ridge. The event is free and geared to youths age 6 to 15.

MDC names Adams Logging of Steelville St. Louis Region Logger of the Year

Steelville, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has named Adams Logging of Steelville as the St. Louis Regional Logger of the Year.

Adams Logging is a family-owned company managed by Nick Adams. Adams began his logging career working for his father, Larry Adams. Adams and his crew have completed the Missouri Forest Products Association Professional Timber Harvester Training and are current with their qualifications.

CANCELLED 10/2/15: MDC hosts Wetland Field Day Oct. 3 at B.K. Leach Conservation Area

Elsberry, Mo. — (This event has been cancelled on 10/2/15 due to lack of preregistrations.) The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding a Wetland Field Day Saturday, Oct. 3, at B.K. Leach Conservation Area in Lincoln County. This free event will give the public a chance to learn why these habitats are so important, how MDC manages them, and most importantly, the opportunity to explore a wetland first hand.

MDC: Emerald ash borer now confirmed in St. Louis County

St. Louis, Mo. – That nasty green bug has popped up again. Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) foresters say homeowners in St. Louis County need to make plans now to protect or replace their ash trees. The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) recently confirmed that the emerald ash borer (EAB), an insect that kills ash trees, was found for the first time in St. Louis County.

In the St. Louis metro area, EAB had been detected previously in St. Charles County and City of St. Louis. This latest find is in Creve Coeur, making St. Louis County also positive.

Busch Shooting Range Update: Phase I moving along, Phase II gets green light

This past spring and summer, finding a dry day was about as hard as picking the winning lottery ticket. So it seemed at least to the construction crews working on the new Shooting Range on the August A. Memorial Conservation Area. As you might imagine, frequent rains and wet ground made progress difficult during the early season. It's mighty hard to move big machines in mud! Thankfully things have since dried out as we returned to more normal weather in late summer, and crews were able to rally.

MDC offers first steps to discovering nature with fall hiking club

St. Louis, Mo. — If you've got two legs and a hankering to explore, you have all that's necessary to take advantage of one of the best ways to discover the beauty of nature and improve health.

MDC celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day with special river event

St. Louis, Mo.—If you've ever wanted to explore North America's largest rivers up close and personal, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is giving you the chance.

National Hunting and Fishing Day is Sept. 26. Missouri is a great place to hunt and fish, so there's plenty to celebrate. MDC is holding a special event to commemorate the occasion—A Day at the Confluence, on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in Spanish Lake.

MDC Hosts Women’s Free Trout Fishing at Maramec Spring Park

St. James, Mo. – Missouri is a great place to fish . . . especially for free in the crystal waters of one of the state's largest springs. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women of all ages to a free trout fishing event at Maramec Spring Park on Saturday, Sept. 12. Fishing will start at 7:30 a.m. and continue until 7:15 p.m. There is no fishing license or daily trout tag required for women during this free event.

MDC invites public input for future management of 10 river accesses in southern St. Louis region

St. Louis, 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.

10 river accesses in the southern part of MDC's St. Louis region are among those currently under review. MDC is inviting public comment to aid staff in developing 15-year management plans for each of the accesses listed below.


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