April 2014

MDC limits firearm antlerless permits for upcoming deer season

Decrease in deer numbers and resulting hunter and landowner input prompt changes. More

Prairie chicken release bolsters iconic native

Prairie chickens released at Dunn Ranch

MDC to host Conservation Celebration in Kirksville

Girl hugs tree so companions can find her while on hike
Activities, demonstrations, and displays will help families discover nature. More

Youth turkey season harvest tops 4,000

Youth Turkey Harvest
Good reproduction in 2011 and 2012 helped young hunters. More

Family Fun Day on April 26 celebrates return of native habitat to Queeny Park

Queeny Park
The Missouri Department of Conservation and St. Louis County Parks have joined forces to restore native habitat to Queeny Park. More

Tree planting events benefit KC area parks

Kansas City area community tree plantings

Archery tournament was a record-breaker

Shelby Winslow with her trophy.
The contest saw the state record broken three times. More

Volunteers needed to Bash Trash at Cape LaCroix Creek

photo of Peanut the red-eared slider turtle
This year’s event is scheduled for April 26. Registration is requested. More

MDC invites public to share ideas about management of River ‘Round Conservation Area

River 'Round Conservation Area
The plan is available for public comment during April. More

Three Conservation Department employees honored

Joanie Straub, center, received the Conservation Communicator of the Year Award
Three Columbians employed by the Missouri Department of Conservation received honors from the Conservation Federation of Missouri. More

Monarch Butterflies Could Use Your Help

Butterfly Milkweed
Helping monarch butterflies is as simple as planting milkweed. More

MDC invites public to share ideas about management of Glassberg Conservation Area

Glassberg Family Conservation Area
The plan is available for public comment through April 30. More