May 2014

Turtle Alert!

Pavement spells danger for three-toed box turtles.
Motorists can help these harmless, fascinating creatures survive another million years. More

Field day offered for managing loess hills timber and prairie

Examining Plants at a Loess Hills Prairie

MDC investigating turkey hunting incident

MDC offers quail habitat workshop in Caldwell County

Reservations are requested by May 14. More

Get hooked with MDC Free Fishing Days June 7-8

boy fishing
During Free Fishing Days, anyone can fish in the Show-Me State without having to buy a fishing permit, trout stamp, or trout park daily tag. More

2014 spring turkey harvest up for third year in a row

Mature gobblers like this one were plentiful this year.
Harvest numbers reflect favorable weather and improved turkey production. More

Cape Nature Center: June ‘Families in Nature’ event set with two fun-filled sessions

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Registration is required and begins May 15. More

Conservation Department announces deer meetings

Learn about current management goals and meet with biologists in one-on-one conversations. More

Discover nature with MDC at “Reel” time fishing event on June 7 in Columbia

Boy With Fish
Bait will be provided, as well as fishing poles for those who do not have their own. More

MDC to hold vehicle and equipment auction June 7 in Salem

For a list of auction items and procedures, go online to More

Cape Nature Center hosts teen canoeing event

Allred Lake

Fishing rod and reel loaner program added to Farmington, Bonne Terre libraries

Fishing rod and reel loaner program added to Farmington, Bonne Terre libraries