January 2012

January Conservation Action

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

Archery deer, turkey harvests up from last year

Father and Son Deer Hunting.
Counties bordering urban areas had the biggest totals. More

Hunters can certify racks at Henges Range antler-scoring event

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

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

Become a Master Naturalist for Camden-County area

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

Capping pipes can save birds’ lives

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

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

Managed turkey hunt application deadline is Feb. 29

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

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

Timber management boosts wildlife and preferred trees

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

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

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

Firearms deer harvest just shy of 239,000

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