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MDC and partners look to future at Prairie Days festival

News from the region

Northwest
Jun 15, 2016

Free event June 24-25 at Dunn Ranch celebrates grasslands and conservation

Picture of a prairie at Dunn Ranch

Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center debuts new video wall and sound system

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 15, 2016

The nature center recently received an extensive AV upgrade to its auditorium promising a more immersive experience for audiences.

New video wall

Florissant couple receives national Volunteer Hunter Education Hall of Fame Award

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 15, 2016

Jim and Peggy Ragland were recognized with the national honor May 25 at the International Hunter Education Association conference in Vermont.

Jim and Peggy Ragland received the Volunteer Hunter Education Hall of Fame Award

MDC offers private landowners payments for public access

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 15, 2016

Program is designed to boost outdoor recreation access and wildlife habitat.

MRAP

MDC searches for vehicle in elk poaching case

News from the region

Ozark
Jun 14, 2016

A reward of nearly $4,500 is offered for information in elk poaching case.

Poached Elk

MDC Wild Webcast: The Buzz About Pollinators -- June 21

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 14, 2016

Join us on Tuesday, June 21, from noon - 1 p.m. to learn how butterflies, bees, and other pollinators help us, what threatens them, and how you can help.

Monarch Butterfly on MIlkweed

MDC’s Nature Center at Night focuses on pond life

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 14, 2016

This “after hours” event gives working parents an opportunity to bring their family.

Bullfrog

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts ‘Feeding Frenzy’

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 14, 2016

See how volunteers and naturalists feed the center’s reptiles, amphibians and fish.

The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center invites the public to view live feedings of the center’s resident reptiles, amphibians and fish Thursday, July 7, from 1 to 2 p.m.

MDC partners with QDMA to hold deer management workshop in New Haven

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 14, 2016

This free workshop will help landowners create better habitat on their property to attract more deer.

MDC will partner with QDMA to hold a Deer and Food Plot Management Workshop 6 p.m. Thursday, July 7 at New Haven Farm and Feed. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Missouri frogging season begins June 30 at sunset

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 13, 2016

MDC reminds folks to frog with either fishing or small-game hunting permit, unless exempt.

Frogging can be done with a gig, as shown here, and the use of artificial light is permitted. Children under the age of 16 are not required to have a permit.

Discover nature with MDC at Catfish Camp Aug. 6-7

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 10, 2016

Learn the basics of catching big catfish on Missouri's big rivers at this free camp. 

Discover nature with MDC at Catfish Camp Aug. 6-7

MDC offers frog gigging clinic for youth in East Prairie

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 10, 2016

This free event welcomes ages seven to 17 to try their hand at frogging.

Frog in the water

MDC offers a wetland management field day on June 28

News from the region

Northwest
Jun 10, 2016

Free Chariton County event will address wetland maintenance and restoration

People managing wetlands

MDC offers Native Warm-Season Grass Workshop in Linn

News from the region

Central
Jun 10, 2016

Register to attend this free workshop by July 7.

Cows in a field

Runge Conservation Nature Center encourages hometown discovery with Passport Jefferson City

News from the region

Central
Jun 10, 2016

Participating locations offer free activities and prizes.

Visit Runge Conservation Nature Center and get your free Passport Jefferson City stamp for a chance to win prizes, and discover nature right here in Jefferson City.

Acoustic musical artist John Nilsen to perform at Runge Conservation Nature Center June 23

News from the region

Central
Jun 09, 2016

MDC invites public to free concert, photo exhibit in Jefferson City.

John Nilsen

Everton angler catches state-record white crappie

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 07, 2016

Congratulations to Colby Conn on breaking the state record by catching a 1-pound, 5-ounce white crappie with a trotline on Stockton Lake.

Colby Conn holding up his state-record white crappie

Black bear sighted in Franklin County, MDC urges “Don’t feed bears!”

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 07, 2016

A black bear has been reported and photographed the past few days near Robertsville and Lonedell.

Black Bear in Garbage Can

Black bear travels nearly 400 miles across southern Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 06, 2016

Traveling black bear is a reminder to be “Bear Aware.”

Black Bear

Missouri Department of Conservation Director Robert L. Ziehmer Announces Resignation

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 06, 2016

After six and half years, Ziehmer is stepping down as director effective July 15.

MDC Director Robert L. Ziehmer with elk arriving

Tree health in the Ozarks, a growing concern

News from the region

Ozark
Southwest
Southeast
Jun 03, 2016

People with tree concerns or questions can get answers at June 18 event.

This view from Stegall Mountain on Peck Ranch Conservation Area shows just a portion of the forested Ozarks.

MDC seeks public input on Danville and Mansfield conservation areas

News from the region

Central
Jun 03, 2016

Public comment period runs through June 30.

Danville Conservation Area in Montgomery County offers more than 3,000 acres of woodland, upland forest, glade, grassland, bottomland forest, old field, cropland, and ephemeral wetlands. Public comment period for the area’s management plan will run throug

MDC: Public input sought for Coldwater Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 02, 2016

The area management plan is open for public review in June.

Wooded area at Coldwater Conservation Area

MDC hosts Hunter Education Skills Session at Perryville Elks Lodge

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 02, 2016

Register online for the July 29 course.

Father and son wearing hunter orange turkey hunting

MDC offers free class on fishing with alternative methods

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 02, 2016

Class at Burr Oak Woods teaches about trot lines, jug lines and archery fishing

Little girl learning how to fish using trot lines

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