February 2014

looking for antler sheds in a field

Experts will score antlers at Cape Nature Center event on Saturday

Bring your antler trophies from any past season to have them officially scored from 9 a.m. to noon, including shed antlers.

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Xplor Cover Feb/March 2014

MDC Xplor kids' magazine receives Parents’ Choice “seal of approval”

To subscribe to Xplor magazine and to Xplor more online, visit, or subscribe by calling MDC at 573-522-4115, ext. 3856 or ext. 3249.

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Missouri Law Enforcement Officer Earns NWTF National Award

Congratulations to MDC Grundy County Agent Jeff Berti on being named NWTF 2013 National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year and Missouri State Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

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Kyle Lairmore

Missouri Volunteer Receives National NWTF Award

Congratulations to MDC's Kyle Lairmore on receiving 2013 NWTF Wheelin' Sportsmen Volunteer of the Year Award.

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Springfield Nature Center program to focus on feral hog problem

“Feral Hogs – Missouri Menace” is at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.

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NMT 2013 Trashcan Contest Winners

March 14 deadline for schools to can litter through trash-can contest

MDC and MoDOT sponsor annual “Yes You CAN Make Missouri Litter Free” trash-can contest.

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Missouri Master Naturalist class offered at Cole Camp

Registration deadline is Feb. 17 and the training course fee is $95.

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Cape Nature Center to host pond management workshop

The workshop is free but space is limited and advanced registration is required.

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prescribed burn

MDC offers prescribed burn workshop in Osceola

Advance registration is requested by March 5 to assist with planning for lunch and materials.

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Matt Bowyer

MDC promotes new wildlife supervisor for Southeast Missouri

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MDC to hold pond management workshop in Hillsboro March 18

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a Pond Management Workshop on Tuesday, March 18, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at Jefferson College in Hillsboro. The workshop will be held in Arts and Sciences Building 1, room ASI-115 at 1000 Viking Drive.

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Painted lady butterfly

Nature Center hosts Native Plant & Garden Seminar

This free event is open to everyone ages 18 and up. Register by February 28.

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