April 2013

Prairie chicken release will give Dunn Ranch flock a boost

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Prairie chicken hen with radio transmitter
Less than one-half of one percent of the state’s prairie remains. Prairie chickens declined along with habitat loss. More

MDC holds workshop in St. Louis area to help non-profits apply for tree-care grants

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MDC will hold TRIM-grant workshop at Powder Valley Nature Center May 1. More

MSU, CU, City of Springfield to get forestry honors

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MDC honors Missouri State University, City Utilities of Springfield and the City of Springfield with tree conservation awards. More

MDC sinks trees in Smithville Lake to help fish and anglers

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MDC creates fish habitat at Smithville Lake
Sunk trees become new habitat for fish and improve chances for angler success. More

Rewards offered for information on bald eagle shootings in Clay and Caldwell counties

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American Bald Eagle
The unlawful shooting of a bald eagle, our national symbol, is a state and federal offense. More

Conservation Department offers pond workshop in Warren County

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The biggest scoop available quickly removes the sediments and muck down to the c
Topics covered will include site selection, construction, fish stocking and management, aquatic vegetation management, watershed management and nuisance wildlife control. More

Jefferson County angler ties state fishing record for gizzard shad

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Joshua Ross with record gizzard shad
Joshua Ross of Cedar Hill not only has a great fish story to tell, but an official shared state record to back it up. More

MDC Northeast Regional Office to host area youth for Conservation Exploration

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MDC Northeast Regional Office
Discover nature with this opportunity for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and members of 4-H on April 20. More

MDC to host statewide community conservation workshop May 7–9 in Columbia

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E. Sydney Stephens Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
Learn how to put urban conservation principles into practice for community benefits. More

Young hunters bag 3,915 birds during youth turkey hunting weekend

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turkey hunting
Franklin, Greene and Callaway counties lead harvest numbers. More

Runge Nature Center hosting Wings over Wildlife

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Bald Eagle
Learn about eagles, owls and falcons at Runge on April 18. More

MULEY outdoor skills event for youth set near Sedalia

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Space is limited. Pre-registration is required by April 29. Lunch will be provided. More