Events

Location: Ozark Regional Office - 551 Joe Jones Blvd., West Plains, MO 65775
Date: Nov 03, 2016 05:30 pm - Nov 03, 2016 08:30 pm

The cable restraint training course addresses how to use cable restraints in a responsible manner to catch live foxes, coyotes and nuisance animals.

Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range
Date: Nov 03, 2016 06:00 pm - Nov 03, 2016 09:00 pm

(Ages 16 and up)
This program will include handgun operation, shooting fundamentals, safety, maintenance, and safe storage. We start in the classroom then move to the range for a live-fire session. Equipment and ammunition will be provided, you may bring your own handgun and ammunition to the live-fire session. (Ages 16 and up, ages 16-18 must be accompanied by an adult) RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. To register, call (636) 938-9548 ext. 0 or email henges.range@mdc.mo.gov (Reservations begin October 20)

Reserve by Nov 02, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 04, 2016 07:00 pm - Nov 04, 2016 08:00 pm

Fireside Fun: Wildlife Stories
November 4 Friday 7-8 PM
Registration begins October 15 (ages 5+)
Bring a lawn chair and gather around the fire for some stories about the fish, forests, and wildlife of Missouri. Tall tales and legends of colorful characters will entertain us for the evening.

Reserve by Nov 03, 2016
Location: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area
Date: Nov 04, 2016 07:00 pm - Nov 04, 2016 09:00 pm

(Ages 8 to adult)
Reservations begin Oct 17
Gather your outdoorsy friends and family to see if you really know it all. You’ll compete against other teams for prizes and bragging rights! Bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
To register your team, call 636-441-4554, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

Reserve by Nov 02, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 05, 2016 09:00 am - Nov 05, 2016 12:30 pm

Women’s Hike at General Watkins CA
November 5 • Saturday • 9 AM-12:30 PM
Registration begins October 15 (ages 14+)
Enjoy the crisp air on a hike at General Watkins Conservation Area. We’ll see American Beech mixed in among the trees along the ridge, and might even see a few other rare plants. Hike is 3 miles and rated moderate. This program is for women only. Girls ages 14-17 accompanied by an adult female are welcome.

Reserve by Nov 04, 2016
Location: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area
Date: Nov 05, 2016 09:30 am - Nov 05, 2016 11:00 am

(Ages 7-12)
Reservations begin Oct 17
Come learn all about fur bearing critters that make their homes in Missouri! These interesting animals have provided people with clothing and food for centuries and continue to be critical to the balance of nature in our state. For reservations please call 636-441-4554, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

Reserve by Nov 03, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 05, 2016 10:00 am - Nov 05, 2016 11:30 am

Snappers: Natural Basketry
Saturday, November 5 10–11:30 AM
Before the age of plastic, people were harvesting their own natural resources to make the containers they needed. Find out which native plants can be used to weave baskets. Then, try out the ancient art of basketry by making a simple, basket to take home. Ages 7–11. Registration begins November 1.

Reserve by Nov 04, 2016
Location: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area
Date: Nov 05, 2016 12:30 pm - Nov 05, 2016 04:30 pm

Nov 05 • Saturday • 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Nov 12 • Saturday • 6:30- 9:30 p.m.
(Families Ages 10 & Up)
Day 1, we’ll learn to use the instruments in class and then test your new skills finding fixed landmarks at Busch Memorial CA. On day 2, return with your family & find your way on the same course … only this time in the dark! For more information or to register, call 636-441-4554, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

Reserve by Nov 03, 2016
Location: Northeast Regional Office - Kirksville
Date: Nov 07, 2016 10:30 am - Nov 07, 2016 11:30 am

More than 600 kinds of plants and 324 different animals in Missouri are of concern to conservationists because they are uncommon or because their numbers are low or declining. Join us to learn about some of them!

Location: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area
Date: Nov 09, 2016 09:00 am - Nov 09, 2016 11:30 am

(Adults)
Join the Nature Journaling Group to sketch, observe, and question the fascinations of autumn. We plan to hike forest, lake, and native planting areas to observe the fall bounty in various habitats. With the leaves off the trees, we will keep an eye out for bird nests and other animal homes as well. We will be outdoors, please dress for the weather.
Registration begins Oct 4th. Please call 636-441-4554, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm to register or for more information.

Reserve by Nov 07, 2016
Location: Northeast Regional Office - Kirksville
Date: Nov 09, 2016 01:30 pm - Nov 09, 2016 02:30 pm

Missouri is home to more than 300 kinds of spiders. Some are the size of a pinhead and are easily overlooked. Others are surprisingly large, with a leg span of 4 or more inches. Join us to learn what makes a spider different than an insect how they are important to our surroundings.

Location: Rockwoods Reservation
Date: Nov 10, 2016 10:00 am - Nov 10, 2016 11:30 am

(Ages 5–7)Come and learn about November’s favorite bird—the Thanksgiving turkey. We will learn about turkeys, play a game, and make a craft. Let’s get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving!(Reservations begin Oct 27. Please call 636-458-2236)

Reserve by Nov 08, 2016
Location: Jay Henges Shooting Range
Date: Nov 10, 2016 06:00 pm - Nov 10, 2016 09:00 pm

(Families, fourth grade and up)
Learn the fundamentals of shooting the bow and arrow based on the Missouri National Archery in the School Program (MoNASP). This is a fun program for the family, ages fourth grade and up. All equipment will be provided. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. To register, call (636) 938-9548 ext. 0 or email henges.range@mdc.mo.gov (Reservations begin October 27)

Reserve by Nov 09, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 10, 2016 06:00 pm - Nov 10, 2016 08:00 pm

Nature Art: Nature Card Set
November 10 • Thursday • 6–8 PM
Registration begins November 1 (ages 16+)
When you think of gift giving why not think about nature inspired gifts. Join us as we make a few cards and learn how to make a nice folder in which to present them.

Reserve by Nov 09, 2016
Location: Parma Woods Range
Date: Nov 10, 2016 06:00 pm - Nov 10, 2016 08:00 pm

BIRDING FROM THE BLIND
NOVEMBER 10TH / THURSDAY / 6:00-8:00 PM
Registration Required (Ages 11+)
While you're waiting for that big buck this year, you might as well enjoy the view. Join us for a quick hunter’s guide to bird watching. We will discuss how to easily spot and identify a variety of birds. You will learn some fun facts about Missouri's unique fall and winter species, and you’ll have some informative take-home material to aid you in discovering more of what the Missouri outdoors has to offer. You may register at 816-891-9941.

Reserve by Nov 09, 2016
Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center
Date: Nov 11, 2016 09:00 am - Nov 11, 2016 04:30 pm

We will be open beginning October 29 every day through November 11 from 9:00AM until 4:30PM so that hunters can use the shooting range for sighting the scopes on their deer rifles. We will have a bore sighting system to loan you to save on your ammunition costs. No pre-registration required and regular range rules and fees apply. For information you may send an email to DaltonRange@mdc.mo.gov or call us at 417-742-4361.

$3 hourly booth rental
Location: Lake City Range
Date: Nov 12, 2016 09:00 am - Nov 12, 2016 11:30 am

Registration required. (Ages 12+) Are you a trap shooter who wants an exciting and quicker target game? Why not try skeet shooting? Skeet shooting is a great way to improve your basic shotgun skills and improve your hit ratio on all types of winged game. You may even pick up a new sport at the same time! To register or for more information, call 816-249-3194

Reserve by Nov 04, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 12, 2016 09:30 am - Nov 12, 2016 10:30 am

Mudpuppies- Whitetail Tales
Saturday, November 12 - 9:30 AM
Hear a tale of a young whitetail deer. We’ll learn about deer from birth to adulthood. Ages 3-6. Registration begins November 1.

Reserve by Nov 11, 2016
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 12, 2016 10:00 am - Nov 12, 2016 02:00 pm

(All Ages) Our Scout Discovery Tables help Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts earn portions of badges relating to nature and wildlife, but they are also open to the public. For November, the spotlight will be on endangered species of Missouri. In this self-led program, you will learn the current status of some of our species of concern, what has caused them to become threatened, and how you can help. (No reservations necessary.)

Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 12, 2016 11:00 am - Nov 12, 2016 12:00 pm

Mudpuppies- Whitetail Tales
Saturday, November 12 - 11 AM
Hear a tale of a young whitetail deer. We’ll learn about deer from birth to adulthood. Ages 3-6. Registration begins November 1.

Reserve by Nov 11, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 15, 2016 09:00 am - Nov 15, 2016 10:00 am

Mudpuppies- Whitetail Tales
Tuesday, November 15 - 9 AM
Hear a tale of a young whitetail deer. We’ll learn about deer from birth to adulthood. Ages 3-6. Registration begins November 1.

Reserve by Nov 14, 2016
Location: Rockwoods Reservation
Date: Nov 15, 2016 09:30 am - Nov 15, 2016 11:00 am

(Ages 8–12) Heads up--You can learn a lot about animals by examining their skulls. Get a close-up, hands-on look, comparing skulls of MO mammals. (Reservations begin Nov 1st call 636-458-2236)

Reserve by Nov 13, 2016
Location: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area
Date: Nov 15, 2016 10:00 am - Nov 15, 2016 11:00 am

(3-6yrs old)
Reservations begin Nov 4
Turkeys play a big part in our big November feast, but what else makes them so important? Let’s learn all about turkeys and make a take home craft!
Please call 636-441-4554, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm to register.

Reserve by Nov 13, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Nov 15, 2016 10:30 am - Nov 15, 2016 11:30 am

Mudpuppies- Whitetail Tales
Tuesday, November 15 – 10:30 AM
Hear a tale of a young whitetail deer. We’ll learn about deer from birth to adulthood. Ages 3-6. Registration begins November 1.

Reserve by Nov 14, 2016
Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
Date: Nov 15, 2016 06:30 pm - Nov 15, 2016 08:30 pm

Registration required beginning October 18 by calling 816-759-7300 (adults) Deer season is underway and tonight is the night to learn how to skin and butcher a whitetail deer. We’ll turn the best cuts over to Chef Jasper Mirabile of “Jasper’s Ristorante”, and Chefs Rick Mullins and Mickey Priolo of “Soil Collective.” They will show you how to take backstrap and shoulder roasts to a whole new, scrumptious level. A $20.00 per person refundable deposit is required to hold your spot.

Reserve by Nov 14, 2016

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