March 2014

MDC testing results show no new cases of chronic wasting disease

A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.
While promising news, the fatal disease for deer remains a significant threat. More

MDC Runge Nature Center to hold Mushroom Madness workshop on Saturday

Photo of common morels growing on forest floor
This workshop can help you tell the difference between tasty versus deadly mushrooms. More

It’s a feeding frenzy at MDC Cape Nature Center

Speckled King Snake
Watch live feedings of resident reptiles, amphibians, and fish on March 20, More

MDC to add ADA-accessible fishing platforms and courtesy docks at Duck Creek CA

Duck Creek

Share your fishing skills by volunteering with MDC to teach others

Caroline Gaskins enjoys fishing at Twin Pines Conservation Education Center
Volunteer anglers needed around the state for MDC Discover Nature — Fishing Program. More

Discover Nature with MDC at youth turkey clinic in Boone County

Young turkey hunter with gobbler
Those attending the clinic will also have an opportunity to submit their name for a youth turkey hunt. More

Primitive is popular. Get with the times at MDC Cape Girardeau Nature Center

AJ Hendershott holds an atlatl.

More than 1,300 student archers to compete in MoNASP state tournament

MoNASP 2013 Archers from Bethany MO
Public is welcome to attend March 28 and 29 state tournament at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach. More

MDC encourages people to help prevent wildfires

Sam Jewett stands on bulldozer he uses to fight forest fires
The main cause of wildfires is improper burning of debris such as trash and brush piles. More

Get outdoors with MDC Discover Nature Women’s Spring Workshop

Archery at the Spring Fling
Workshop will be offered April 25 to 27 at Lake Doniphan Conference and Retreat Center at Excelsior Springs. More

MDC explains winter fish kills are no cause for alarm

Gizzard Shad
Common seasonal phenomenon is more widespread this year due to unusually severe winter. More