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MDC seeks public input on Marshall I. Diggs Conservation Area near Wellsville

News from the region

Central
Aug 08, 2016

Public can comment through Aug. 31 on draft management plan. 

Blue bird sitting on a branch at Marshall I. Diggs Conservation Area.

MDC seeks public input on towersites across central Missouri

News from the region

Central
Aug 08, 2016

Public can comment through Aug. 31 on draft management plan. 

A towersite at a conservation area in the central region.

MDC’s Powder Valley Nature Center presents Down and Dirty program Aug. 25

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 05, 2016

Unique program can help both children and parents discover the advantages of dirt.

Muddy girl playing in the mud.

Learn about fishing through MDC's Discover Nature - Fishing

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 05, 2016

Free lessons will be offered at a variety of locations in August.

Kids fishing with an MDC instructor.

MDC seeks public input on Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area near Columbia

News from the region

Central
Aug 05, 2016

Public can comment on draft management plan through Aug. 31.

Family at Eagle Bluffs CA

MDC seeks public input on Sugar Creek and Montgomery Woods Conservation Areas

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 05, 2016

Public can comment on draft management plan through Aug. 31.

Sugar Creek Conservation Area

Doran named new Conservation Agent for Perry County

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 05, 2016

Doran brings experience to the position, transferring from Howard County after seven years.

Chris Doran

Cape Nature Center presents ‘The Buzz about Pollinators’ Aug. 27

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 05, 2016

From food to flowers and beyond, pollinators play an important role in our world.

A painted lady butterfly sits on a purple coneflower.

Young skunks strike out on their own in August

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 04, 2016

Discover nature and learn more about Missouri’s smelliest mammal.

Skunk

Birding sites in central and southeast added to Great Missouri Birding Trail website

News from the region

Statewide
Central
Southeast
Aug 03, 2016

Visit greatmissouribirdingtrail.com to find the best places to bird in Missouri. Sites in central and southeast recently added website

Great Missouri Birding Trail

MDC partners with Crawford County to repair road to conservation areas

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 02, 2016

A cost-share program administered by MDC improves access to conservation areas by assisting counties with road maintenance.

Road Repair

MDC seeks public input on plans for Belcher Branch Lake

Aug 01, 2016

Public can comment during August on management plan for Buchanan County conservation area.

Fishing

MDC seeks public input on plans for glade areas

Aug 01, 2016

Public can comment during August on plans for two St. Clair County areas.

Lichens

MDC Runge Nature Center to host free archery lessons

News from the region

Central
Aug 01, 2016

MDC invites women and teens to free archery lessons at Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City on Aug. 11.

Archery Lessons

MDC announces new private land conservationist for Bollinger, Madison counties

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 01, 2016

Wes Buchheit has local knowledge, combined with conservation education and experience.

Wes Buchheit

MDC invites public input for future management of five Franklin County river accesses

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 01, 2016

Those interested in having input on the 10-year management plan of any of these accesses are invited to share their ideas during August.

Fishing from Canoe on Bourbeuse River

MDC invites public to share ideas about future management of Merrill Horse Access

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 01, 2016

Those interested in having input on the area’s 10-year management plan are invited to share their ideas during the month of August.

Merill Horse Access Map

MDC and Stealth Gobblers hosting Aug. 27 youth event

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 29, 2016

Free youth outdoor skills event will teach hunting and fishing skills.

Youth Shooting

MDC offers bowhunter education class on Aug. 13

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 29, 2016

Free course will be taught at MDC's Andy Dalton Shooting Range in Greene County.

Bowhunter

Grant funds, hog hunting ban make gains in feral hog fight

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 28, 2016

MDC, partner agencies are committed to ridding Missouri of this invasive species.

Pictured from left to right are Rodger Rose, David Rose (landowner), Carter Hughes, MDC Agricultural Liaison Brent Vandeloecht, MFA Intern Sam Turner, MFA Director of Agronomy Jason Weirich, Darrick Steen of the Corn and Soybean Growers Associations, MDC

Missouri dove-hunting season opens Sept. 1

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 26, 2016

MDC reminds dove hunters of 20 more hunting days this year and of numerous conservation areas for hunting.

Mourning Dove

MDC and partners provide mentored dove hunts for first-time hunters

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 26, 2016

Dove fields around state offer ample opportunities to learn to hunt these migratory game birds.

Dove Hunter

MDC invites youth to dove clinic and hunt at Prairie Fork Conservation Area Sept. 2-3

News from the region

Central
Jul 26, 2016

Participants will learn the basics of dove hunting, firearms safety, and shooting skills. 

Kids and teacher dove hunting.

Discover Nature with MDC at State Fair Aug. 11-21

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 26, 2016

See live wildlife, learn about conservation, and have hands-on fun discovering nature.

Visit MDC’s Conservation Building at the Missouri State Fair to see live fish and other aquatic wildlife along with displays of other live native animals such as snakes, turtles and amphibians.

MDC St. Louis region Protection Division volunteers earn 500-hour service awards

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 25, 2016

Two volunteers received framed wildlife art prints to commemorate outstanding service.

Dan Busekrus of Troy (center left) and Sarah Foran of Warrenton (center right) both received framed wildlife art prints last June to commemorate 500 hours of volunteer service for MDC’s St. Louis Regional Protection Division.  The awards were presented by

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Francis Skalicky
(Southwest)
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