February 2012

Only three-hooked lures allowed on Alabama rigs in Missouri

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Alabama Rigs
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. More

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. More

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

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Photo of several purple coneflower plants in bloom
Buy native flowers, shrubs and trees from Missouri vendors and learn how to use them. More

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

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Rules, forms and other info at nomoretrash.org. More

Attend native plant seminar at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

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blackeyed susan
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. More

Attend mountain lion workshop at Powder Valley Nature Center

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Closeup of mountain lion face
Free public lecture on cougars in Missouri is on March 23 with two-day paid workshop March 24-25. More

Burr Oak Woods hosting photo contest

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

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

Attend workshops in Columbia on landscaping with native plants

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Image of Gray-Headed Coneflower.
Registration deadline is Feb. 29. Seating is limited. More

Educational, humanitarian efforts earn MDC’s Mayer state honor

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

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

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photo of two anglers on the dam at Montauk State Park
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. More

Invasive Species Week has special significance in Missouri

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