June 2014

“Frog days” of summer begin at sunset June 30

Frogging can be practiced with either a fishing permit or a hunting permit. More

St. Clair student wins statewide MDC Discover Nature Schools Science Fair competition

Hannah Krouper wins MDC Discover Nature Science Fair competition
St. Clair High School junior Hannah Krouper earns $250 in equipment for her school. More

New commissioner credits mentors for his conservation commitment

David W. Murphy with a turkey gobbler he shot on his farm.
David W. Murphy says teachers and conservation agents saw his passion for nature and helped develop it into a life-long commitment to conservation. More

MDC offers Bowhunter Education Certification Course for Southeast Region

Bow Hunting
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a Bowhunter Education Certification Course, June 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge in Perryville. More

MDC Announces Renovations of Busch Shooting Range

Target practice
New state-of-the-art facility will enhance user convenience and reduce waiting times. More

MDC holding deer management open house July 7 in Hannibal

A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.
Stop by to learn about Department management goals and share your opinions. More

Endangered insect released at Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie

American burying beetle
Missouri had been part of the American burying beetle’s original range, but prior to a release at Wah’Kon-Tah in 2012, the last sighting of the insect in the state was in 1972. Re-introducing this beetle to Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie places a species that was once here back into the tall grass prairie ecosystem. More

Cape Nature Center awarded 2014 Trip Advisor certificate of excellence

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. More

Early summer fishing can be good in ponds and small lakes

fishing for goggle-eye and smallmouth bass
Ponds and lakes become lively places in early summer as bluegills and bass chase bugs and minnows, a good thing for anglers. More

MDC Leads Efforts to Protect Deer

People fill the auditorium at Conservation Commission meeting room.
Proposed regulations are designed to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD). Informed citizen involvement is critical to success. More

Conservation Action June 2014

People fill the auditorium at Conservation Commission meeting room.

Discover Nature Fishing sessions offered in KC area

Boy With Sunfish
Fishing is a great way for people to enjoy nature, especially children. More