November 2011

St. Louis Zoo and MDC announce world’s first captive breeding of Ozark Hellbenders

Ozark Hellbenders developing at St. Louis Zoo
Decade-long collaboration of Zoo and federal, state scientists yields 63 baby Hellbenders. More

Antlered female deer crop up in Missouri’s deer harverst

Photo of three hunters with a 23-point buck in velvet.
It’s a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world for some white-tailed deer. More

MDC offers private-landowner burn workshop in Independence


Eagles Days set at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge

American Bald Eagle catching a fish
Eagle Days at Squaw Creek Dec. 3 and 4 will feature nation’s symbol and thousands of waterfowl. More

November deer harvest tops last year’s figure

Missouri’s robust deer herd continues to pump millions into the state’s economy annually and supports 11,000 Show-Me State jobs. More

Whooping cranes pay rare visit to southwest Missouri

Photo of two whooping cranes in flight.
What a hunter thought might be someone in trouble turned out to be a flock of rare birds with 7-foot wingspans. More

Telecheck: A multi-tool for hunters, conservation agents

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) agents are finding the Telecheck system has some advantages when it comes to investigating illegal harvests. More

Winter trout fishing begins at three Kansas City area locations

rainbow trout
A green and silver fish splashed with crimson is back in Kansas City for the winter. Rainbow trout were recently stocked at some area lakes to offer the public additional winter fishing opportunities. More

St. Louis County hunter becomes first in the state to take deer with atlatl

Luke Boenker take first Missouri deer with atlatl
St. Louis County hunter bags first deer in Missouri to be taken with an atlatl. More

Discover Nature with Eagle Days

Photo of bald eagle hunting over open water
MDC offers events at locations around the state along with other viewing opportunities. More

MDC working to prevent Quick Draw errors

The agency apologizes to hunters who applied for reservations at Grand Pass Nov. 16. More