October 2011

Motorists should be alert for deer near roadways

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deer
Fall landscape changes and the rutting season prompt increased deer activity. More

MDC to supervise managed archery deer hunts set for five Kansas City parks

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Managed hunts are coordinated with the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department to provide bowhunters additional opportunities and help reduce over-populated deer herds. More

MDC offers "Holiday Ornaments from Nature’s Bounty" class in Sedalia

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Photo shows American lotus flower pod at Duck Creek CA

Duck numbers burgeon, but weather, habitat will determine hunter success

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Photo of mallard flock in wetlands
With duck numbers at an all-time high, Missouri needs only a little luck for a memorable hunting season. More

MDC offers deer processing class at Parma Woods

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Venison is a lean, nutritious and delicious protein source. Careful processing from field to freezer can enhance deer meat for the table. More

New state record white mulberry tree measured at Pleasant Hill

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champion white mullberry tree
MDC foresters use formula with combined measurements to determine largest overall size of trees in record books. Trees with most total points are champs. More

Trapping clinic to be held Oct. 29-30 at Duck Creek Conservation Area

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furs
During this hands-on course, participants will gain an understanding of trapping as a necessary technique in the control of animal populations. More

Poosey area to showcase fall color and conservation on Sunday

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Forests, fields and waters will be featured during Fall Driving Tour noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16. More

Urban deer harvest similar to 2010

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The second consecutive year of unseasonably warm weather kept the 2011 urban deer harvest below the nine-year average. More

Wildlife students at Missouri Western win international award

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Jacob Decker of Missouri Western State University doing birdbanding
MWSU chapter will receive 2011 Outstanding Student Chapter Award from The Wildlife Society. More

Wildlife harvest at hand for Truman Lake conservation lands

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Wildlife Habitat Truman Reservoir

Thinking About a Timber Sale? Call Before You Cut

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The Missouri Department of Conservation has help for landowners who want to harvest trees profitably and sustainably. More