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MDC and conservation partners host Prairie Day

News from the region

Northwest
Jun 27, 2016

Visitors enjoy bison, wildflowers and prairie ecology exhibits at Dunn Ranch

Prairie Days

MDC cultivates ‘Close to home fishing’ in southeast Missouri communities

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 24, 2016

Local biologists use love of nature to inspire quality fishing experiences for the region.

A man measuring a fish.

Commission approves hog-hunting ban on MDC lands

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 24, 2016

Hunting feral hogs will be prohibited on Conservation Department lands effective Sept. 30.

Feral Hog Damage

Conservation Commission names Tom Draper MDC Interim Director

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 24, 2016

MDC Deputy Director Draper will temporarily lead Missouri conservation agency.

MDC Interim Director Tom Draper

Jumping Oak Galls turn Oak trees brown in Southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 24, 2016

Missouri Department of Conservation foresters say not to worry.

Oak Galls

MDC: Girls discover nature at Camp SEMO

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 24, 2016

Hands on training, wild game samples and fun in the outdoors lead to a lifelong love of nature.

Girls at Camp SEMO

MDC managed deer hunt online application opens July 1

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 21, 2016

Apply online from July 1-31 for a shot at more than 100 Missouri managed deer hunts.

Young deer hunter being mentored by adult

MDC offers bow frogging class in St. Charles County July 8

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 21, 2016

Participants will learn an up and coming sport that gives frog hunters some unique advantages.

Bow Frogging

New MDC program offers landowners payments to let public use their land for outdoor recreation

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 20, 2016

The Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program is giving additional incentives for owners of land in the St. Louis area.

Hunter reading the signage at an MRAP area.

Hummingbirds gone from feeders? They'll be back

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 17, 2016

MDC biologist says migrants increase feeder visits in spring and late summer.

The ruby-throated hummingbird with blurred wingbeats and the ability to hover in the air is a fascinating visitor to flower gardens and home bird feeders.

MDC holds Learn to Deer Hunt Open House at Jay Henges Shooting Range July 12

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 16, 2016

This free event will be an opportunity for newcomers to learn more and take the first steps toward a lifetime activity.

Deer hunter walking in the woods

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.

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.

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

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