April 2013

Progress made in SEMO against feral hogs

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Image of a feral hog
Report hog-release activities through Operation Game Thief at 800-392-1111. More

Babler Elementary student wins 2013 Missouri Arbor Day Poster Contest

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2013 Arbor Day Poster Contest Winner Julie Thompson Planting Tree
Fifth grader Julie Thompson wins statewide contest. More

Enjoy free Kids Fishing Day at Lost Valley Fish Hatchery

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Boy With Sunfish
The April 27 event is free and open to youths ages 15 and under. More

Late spring may affect turkey hunters

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Turkey Hunting
Mature gobblers and jakes are more plentiful this spring. More

Angler lands two three-pound crappie from lakes at MDC Reed Area

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Large Crappie Caught at Reed CA

Discover nature at Twin Pines Heritage Day on April 13

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Mike Holmes demonstrates woodworking at Haeritage Day
Heritage Day events include demonstrations, music and an old fashioned fish fry. More

Puxico man sets new state record with Bowfin

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Eric Whitehead shot state record bowfin

Discover fishing with MDC through free events, info, app and more

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boy fishing
Enjoy free Kids Fishing Days in April and May and Free Fishing Days June 8-9. More

Keller Fur is cornerstone business for Missouri trappers and hunters

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Bud Keller examines coyote pelt
Furs harvested in Missouri are valued at more than $8.5 million annually and generate more than $60 million for the state’s economy. More

Refuge portion of Peck Ranch CA closed until July

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Flock of Wild Turkey at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

Quick Draw option for waterfowl hunting increases “poor line” spots

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MDC decision based on hunter feedback and analysis of past hunting seasons. More

Schools trash litter through No MOre Trash! contest

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NMT 2013 Can Contest Winner
Southwest Livingston Co. R-1 7th grade art class wins grand prize. More