October 2012

Wild-turkey production up for second year

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Dry conditions allowed above-average nesting success. More

Battson Named Wildlife Division Chief

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Wildlife Division Chief Jennifer Battson
The love of nature that led to her conservation career sprouted on family farms. More

Natural Events Calendar available Oct. 18

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The award-winning calendar is available online, by phone or at nature centers. More

MDC to host trapping workshop in Kirksville

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Workshop is a great way to get introduced to the basics of trapping as multiple traps and styles of sets will be demonstrated. More

Fall color and conservation driving tour on tap at MDC Poosey CA

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Photo of autumn color
Tours will offer a backwoods tour of foliage and educational stops along the route devoted to conservation. More

MDC stocks trout at Jackson’s Rotary Lake

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rainbow trout
Nov. 1, marking the opening of Missouri’s winter trout season in lakes around the state. More

Discover nature through Primitive Skills Day at Springfield Nature Center

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Step back in time on Oct. 7 and learn about the lifestyles of the earliest humans to trek through the Ozarks countryside. More

Controlling the scourge of invasive spotted knapweed

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Spotted Knapweed Flower
Invasive species, such as spotted knapweed, are a top threat to Missouri’s native plants and animals. More

MDC and DU celebrate 75 years of boosting wetlands and wildlife

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MDC and DU Anniversary Greenwing Members
Attendees of 75-year anniversary celebration at Montrose Conservation Area also dedicated major renovation for water-control structures that will keep wetlands healthy. More

Discover Nature with MDC at youth goose hunt and clinic in Lewis County

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Discover nature with a youth goose hunt on Oct. 13 or Oct. 14 from sunrise until 1 p.m. at Wakonda State Park in Lewis County. More

MDC offers cable restraint trapping certification class

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Class from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Neosho National Fish Hatchery. More