January 2012

January Conservation Action

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Actions of the Missouri Conservation Commission at its meeting Jan. 26 and 27 More

Archery deer, turkey harvests up from last year

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Counties bordering urban areas had the biggest totals. More

Hunters can certify racks at Henges Range antler-scoring event

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Photo of ten-point white-tailed deer rack of antlers
Hunters can have deer racks scored at event on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. More

CWD found in two free-ranging deer from Macon County

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Photo of white tailed buck
Two positive results for Chronic Wasting Disease are first for free-ranging deer in Missouri. More

Capping pipes can save birds’ lives

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Photo of a male downy woodpecker on a feeder.
Open vertical pipes and posts take a toll on wildlife. More

Eagle Days event set for Schell-Osage Conservation Area

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American Bald Eagle catching a fish
Learn more about bald eagles at Eagle Days event Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More

Become a Master Naturalist for Camden-County area

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Attend orientation on Feb. 13 in Camdenton for classes Feb. 27 to May 21. More

Managed turkey hunt application deadline is Feb. 29

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Wild Turkeys
MDC’s 19 spring 2012 managed turkey hunts include ones for youth and people with disabilities. More

Missouri Master Naturalist class offered at Cole Camp

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Informational meeting to be held 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 6 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. More

Rockwoods Reservation’s Maple Sugar Festival unlocks the secret sweets of trees

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Pots Boiling at Rockwoods Maple Sugar Festival
Rockwoods Reservation annual Maple Sugar Festival is Feb. 4 with free fun for all ages. More

Timber management boosts wildlife and preferred trees

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Forest management thinning trees can boost wildlife and the most desirable trees
Thinning trees in a woodland can boost wildlife and the most desirable trees. More

Firearms deer harvest just shy of 239,000

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Photo of a family deer hunting
Total firearms harvest up 7,408 from last year’s 231,513. More