April 2014

MDC offers wild turkey habitat workshop on May 17 in Sweet Springs

Photo of several wild turkey hen poults in grassy field
The workshop is free, but preregistration by May 14 is required. More

MDC offers effective wingshooting workshop in Kirksville

Waterfowl Hunter with Dog
Free workshop can help Missouri wingshooters become more efficient by learning to take fewer marginal shots and reducing numbers of wounded game. Preregister by May 21. More

Montauk to hold Kids' Fishing Day May 3

Trout Fishing at Montauk

Wet a line with MDC at family fishing clinic in Kirksville

Family Fishing
Discover nature and learn basic fishing skills on May 31 at Forest Lake. Preregistration is required by May 23. More

Bennett Spring to host Kids' Fishing Day on May 3

Child Fishing with Fish In Net

Kid’s Fishing Day set for May 17 at Maramec Spring Park

Kid with rainbow trout
Kids fish free and there will be no parking fee on this day for cars with kids 15 and under inside. More

MDC hosting women's basic handgun shooting class in Jefferson City

Handgun Shooting at Busch Shooting Range
Participants will learn the basics of handgun safety, shooting techniques, and more. There is no cost for the program, but pre-registration by May 2 is required. More

Avoid planting invasive trees such as the Bradford pear

Callery Pear
Gardeners and homeowners are urged to consider native alternatives for spring planting, such as the downy serviceberry. More

Early teal season approved

hunter with teal
Dates are contingent on breeding population survey. More

MDC invites public to “Understanding Missouri Streams” at Powder Valley Nature Center

Fisheries Management Biologist Sarah Peper
The program will help attendees learn all about our state’s streams, their fish and wildlife, and how humans are impacting them. More

April 2014 Conservation Action

These two maps show changes in antlerless permit availability.
A summary of actions at the April 2014 meeting of the Missouri Conservation Commission More