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February 2012

Alabama Rigs

Only three-hooked lures allowed on Alabama rigs in Missouri

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Alabama or umbrella rigs are legal to use in Missouri only if no more than three lures or baits with hooks are attached to each rig.

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Gunsmith makes history haunt MDC Lake City Shooting Range

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Richard Dale builds his own flintlock shotguns and is a dead-eye target buster with them.

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March 5 is deadline for school “No MOre Trash!” can contest

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Rules, forms and other info at nomoretrash.org.

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Photo of several purple coneflower plants in bloom

Runge Nature Center to hold native plant sale and program March 24

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Buy native flowers, shrubs and trees from Missouri vendors and learn how to use them.

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blackeyed susan

Attend native plant seminar at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

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The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Cape Girardeau County Master Gardeners will host the sixth annual Native Plant Seminar at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center on March 3.

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Closeup of mountain lion face

Attend mountain lion workshop at Powder Valley Nature Center

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Free public lecture on cougars in Missouri is on March 23 with two-day paid workshop March 24-25.

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Burr Oak Woods hosting photo contest

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turkey hunting

Workshop series at Henges Shooting Range aims to improve turkey hunting skills

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Workshops will include state turkey biologist, turkey calling, hunting techniques and shotgun patterning.

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Image of Gray-Headed Coneflower.

Attend workshops in Columbia on landscaping with native plants

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Registration deadline is Feb. 29. Seating is limited.

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MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Jean Mayer

Educational, humanitarian efforts earn MDC’s Mayer state honor

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A professional passion for teaching hunter education and humanitarian help with Joplin tornado recovery earned Jean Mayer statewide recognition.

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photo of two anglers on the dam at Montauk State Park

March 1 is take-a-trout-to-lunch day in Missouri

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March 1 marks the start of the catch-and-keep fishing season at hatchery-stocked trout parks, and thousands of anglers have been making the pilgrimage to Missouri’s trout temples on that date for more than 70 years.

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Zebra Mussel

Invasive Species Week has special significance in Missouri

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Missourians who care about conservation can help protect the natural world by participating in this national observance.

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