November 2013

Raptors and waterfowl featured at 35th annual Eagle Days at Squaw Creek

American Bald Eagle catching a fish
Discover nature at Eagle Days on Dec. 7 and 8 at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge. More

Diverse factors reduce November deer harvest

deer hunting
Of all the factors in play, weather probably was least important. More

St. Peter’s residents spruce chosen for governor’s mansion Christmas tree

It’s a long-standing annual tradition for MDC to supply the official Christmas tree displayed in front of the Governor’s mansion. More

MDC offers forestry field day in Miller County

Forest Management
The Dec. 19 workshop is free and lunch will be provided, however participants must pre-register by Dec. 17. More

Holiday nature crafting with MDC in Kirksville

MDC Northeast Regional Office
Dec. 11. event is free, but pre-registration is required by Dec. 10. More

Avoid shopping crowds with green gifts from MDC

2014 Natural Events Calendar Cover
The Conservation Department has something for everyone on your shopping list. More

MDC to host deer processing class in Kirksville

Two white-tailed deer does stand in icy field.

Opening-weekend deer harvest blown away

Numbers are down, but hunters have plenty of time to make up the difference. More

Firewood caution urged for deer hunters

Photo of scientist using a drawknife to expose thousand cankers disease
Moving firewood can spread devastating forest pests. More

“Mast” survey provides insights for deer, turkey hunters

Information about acorn abundance can help hunters plot hunting strategy. More

MDC seeks waterfowl hunters' input on proposed blind regulation changes for Upper Mississippi CA

MDC hopes to enhance hunter opportunities by allowing multiple hunting blind options. More

Conservation agents conduct archery compliance check