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April 2014

Photo of several wild turkey hen poults in grassy field

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

The workshop is free, but preregistration by May 14 is required.

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Waterfowl Hunter with Dog

MDC offers effective wingshooting workshop in Kirksville

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.

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Family Fishing

Wet a line with MDC at family fishing clinic in Kirksville

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

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Trout Fishing at Montauk

Montauk to hold Kids' Fishing Day May 3

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Child Fishing with Fish In Net

Bennett Spring to host Kids' Fishing Day on May 3

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Kid with rainbow trout

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

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

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Handgun Shooting at Busch Shooting Range

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

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.

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Callery Pear

Avoid planting invasive trees such as the Bradford pear

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

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These two maps show changes in antlerless permit availability.

April 2014 Conservation Action

A summary of actions at the April 2014 meeting of the Missouri Conservation Commission

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hunter with teal

Early teal season approved

Dates are contingent on breeding population survey.

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Fisheries Management Biologist Sarah Peper

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

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

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