June 2012

MDC issues immediate FIRE BAN on all conservation areas

Extreme dry conditions increase threat of wildfire so prevention is critical. More

MDC hosts Discover Nature field day for KC Boys & Girls Clubs

Discover Nature field fun at James A. Reed

MDC considering striper stocking

Additional feedback from anglers, plus biological data, will determine the future of the increasingly popular fishery at Bull Shoals Lake. More

American burying beetle restoration results in grubs

American burying beetle
27 of 39 sites checked had larvae, so beetles are reproducing as hoped. More

Managed deer hunt applications open July 1, close Aug. 15

A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.
Find hunt dates, locations and other details at mdc.mo.gov/node/8712 starting July 1. More

Be careful with fireworks to prevent wildfires

Follow common-sense precautions to protect lives, property and Missouri’s precious forests, fish and wildlife from wildfires. More

Cast your vote for MDC photo contest submissions

Vote at mdc.mo.gov/node/16689 More

MDC staff gather gaggles of geese in Cape Girardeau for banding

Goose Banding in Cape Girardeau with Kids
Information from bands is used in management of Canada geese. More

Disease caused carp die off at Blue Springs Lake

Image of a common carp
Blue Springs Lake remains safe for fishing, boating and swimming. More

MDC opens gate on second elk cohort

2012 elk cow with calf in holding pen
This year’s crop of elk increased by 10 before even leaving the pen. More

“Frog days” of summer begin at sunset June 30

Image of American Bullfrog
Put down the blackberry bucket and pick up a frog gig. More

Goose roundup at Smithville Lake has ties to conservation history

Goose Roundup at Smithville Lake