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MDC seeks to buy white oak acorns at Rockwoods Reservation Oct. 6

Wildwood, Mo. — A few white oak trees and some baskets can earn those willing to spend a little time outdoors a bit of extra money.

The Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) George O. White State Nursery will be purchasing white oak acorns for $0.40 per pound on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Rockwoods Reservation, 2751 Glencoe Road in Wildwood. Interested collectors must contact the Rockwoods Reservation office prior to collecting at 636-458-2236 for important information. Seed will only be purchased if collected correctly.

MDC hosts open house on proposed smallmouth and rock bass regs changes at Powder Valley Nature Center

KIRKWOOD, Mo. – In an effort to work with Missourians to improve the fishery for smallmouth and rock bass, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is seeking public input on a number of potential regulations changes it is proposing.
To help do so, MDC is hosting an open house at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center Thursday, Oct. 8, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Staff will be on hand to provide more information, answer questions, and get public comments on the proposed changes. The Department invites anglers and others to stop any time during the two-hour period.

CANCELLED 10/1/15 -- MDC hosting presentation on CWD at Powder Valley Nature Center Oct. 2

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED ON 10/1/15 DUE TO LACK OF PREREGISTRATION.

KIRKWOOD, Mo. — What's all the fuss about CWD? How can it impact Missouri's wild deer? What do you need to know? Find out the facts about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) at a special Chronic Wasting Disease and Urban Deer Population Management program at the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center. The program is Friday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m.

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.

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