March 2011

MDC to host waterfowl workshops in Nevada and Clinton

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Refuge at Peck Ranch CA temporarily closed to turkey hunting

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The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has closed the refuge portion of Peck Ranch Conservation Area to turkey hunting for this year to permit a species restoration project. More

MDC waterfowl public meetings coming up in Joplin and Springfield

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Prescribed burn workshop offered in Cape Girardeau

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Workshop will include demo burn. More

People of all ages warm up to watery places at Wetlands for Kids Day

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Annual Wetlands for Kids Day will be on April 2 at the MDC August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area in St. Charles. More

MDC to hold open house on proposed striped bass plan for Bull Shoals

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Striped Bass
The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold an open house on Tuesday, March 29, in Forsyth to discuss its proposed striped-bass management plan for Bull Shoals Lake. The open house will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Taney Center, located approximately two miles east of Forsyth on U.S. 160. More

MDC employees are among “Conservationists of the Year”

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Agency employees Gus Raeker and John Murphy were among nine people honored by Missouri’s largest citizen conservation group. More

Native Plant Sale at Runge Nature Center March 26

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Photo of several purple coneflower plants in bloom
Buy native flowers, shrubs and trees from Missouri vendors while enjoying fun family activities. More

Turkey patterning/range estimation workshop at Atlanta CA March 26

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turkey hunting
MDC will offer this free workshop for turkey hunters on patterning shotguns and improving range-estimation skills in preparation for the upcoming spring turkey season. More

Free pond management workshop in Westphalia on March 29

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Learn about building a new pond or managing an existing one. More

Henges Rifle/Pistol Range closes for week to adjust bullet trap

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The rifle/pistol range at the Jay Henges Shooting Range will shut down for approximately one week starting Saturday, March 26, to allow for adjustments to the recently installed bullet trap. More

Wild mushroom expert and author to speak at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

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Missouri's Wild Mushrooms
Maxine Stone, past president of the Missouri Mycological Society, and author of the newly-published field guide, Missouri’s Wild Mushrooms—A Guide To Hunting, Identifying, and Cooking the State’s Most Common Mushrooms, will appear at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center Saturday, March 26, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. More