December 2013

The future of hunting 2.0

Justin and Julian Floyd enjoy time in the deer stand with their dad
Citizens are charging ahead in a campaign launched by the Conservation Department. More

Snowy owls visiting Missouri

Snowy Owl on Rock
Iconic “Harry Potter” owls are present in unusual numbers this year. More

2013 a year for restoration, remembrance

Elk 2013 Trailer
Conservation achievements of 2013 would have thrilled conservation giants who passed into history during the past year. More

Love nature? Become a Master Naturalist with MDC.

Training sessions are coming up in Joplin, Camdenton, St. Joseph and Cole Camp. More

MDC and Capital City Fly Fishermen offer fly tying class for teens at Runge Nature Center

The free class is for participants 12–18 years of age and pre-registration is required by Jan. 2. More

MDC recycling Christmas trees to benefit fish and anglers

Recycling Christmas Trees for Fish Habitat
The trees benefit some of the most popular fish anglers like to pursue, including bass, bluegill, redear sunfish and crappie. More

Warm up with MDC Cape Nature Center activities

If you’re getting stir crazy in the midst of this freezing cold December weather, there’s plenty to do at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. More

Schools invited to fight litter through “No MOre Trash!” contest

NMT 2013 Trashcan Contest Winners
MDC and MoDOT sponsor “Yes You CAN Make Missouri Litter Free” trash-can contest. More

Conservation Commission approves 2014 firearms deer, turkey season dates

Two white-tailed deer does stand in icy field.
Spring turkey season opens April 21. November portion of firearms deer season opens Nov. 15. More

Hunters check 10,000-plus deer during antlerless season

Hunter with antlerless deer
Harvest trends suggest Missouri has entered a new era of deer management. More