September 2012

MDC staff raise and release lake sturgeon, a mighty fish for big rivers

Hatchery-Raised Lake Sturgeon
Lake sturgeon date back 150 million years to the dinosaur days and can reach eight feet and 300 pounds. More

MDC Burr Oak Woods Nature Center marks 30-year milestone

Burr Oak Woods Indoor Play Area
Discover nature and have free family fun at anniversay events Oct. 5 and 6 More

MDC’s Reed Area hosts WOW event

Mary Silwance fishing at WOW outdoor camp
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MDC's Jay Henges Shooting Range attains 4-star rating from NSSF

Jay Henges shooting range
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Recent rain could salvage fall color

Photo of autumn color
The break in Missouri’s drought came just in time for some trees. More

Joplin homeowners can receive free trees and planting help

City of Joplin and MDC planting free trees for residents through Priority ReLeaf program. More

MDC offers effective wingshooting workshops in Kirksville and Hannibal areas

Free workshops can help migratory and upland bird hunters improve wingshooting skills, including effective use of shotgun shells with non-toxic alternatives to lead shot, such as steel shot. More

MDC offers landowner prescribed burn workshop in Warrenton

While uncontrolled wildfires can harm habitat and property, controlled use of prescribed fire can improve health of natural ecosystems. More

Youth waterfowl hunting clinic offered Oct. 20 and 27

Reserve your place now. More

Celebrate 75 years of conservation with MDC and DU at Duck Creek

Discover nature and have free family fun on Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More

Discover nature with elk driving tour at MDC's Peck Ranch in Ozarks

Elk at Peck Ranch CA
Take a staycation to see elk and other wildlife, hear bugling, see fall foliage, and visit Twin Pines, other conservation areas and local communities. More

MDC's Day on the River event moved to Cape Girardeau Riverfront

Mississippi River level is too low at Red Star Access boat ramp in Cape Girardeau so Saturday event has been moved. More