Ozark

Conservation Department hosts Youth Bowfishing Clinic

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a Youth Bowfishing Clinic for ages 12 to 17, Saturday, June 4, at 6 p.m., at Udall access on Norfork Lake, south of Tecomseh.

“This will be an exciting and educational experience where young people will have an opportunity to learn how to fish with their bow,” said Larry Lindeman, an MDC outdoor skills specialist.

Twin Pines Conservation Center presents Nature at Night

WINONA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Twin Pines Conservation Education Center will host Nature Center at Night, Saturday, May 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. The event will focus on animals that are only active at night.

Twin Pines Conservation Education Center hosts Family Fish Day

WINONA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Twin Pines Conservation Education Center invites the public to attend Family Fish Day, Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“This is an opportunity for families to fish together in the pond, enjoy nature themed activities and really discover nature together,” said Skyler Bockman, manager of Twin Pines.

Ozark Timber Industry Partnership Celebration presents activities for all

EMINENCE, Mo. – Healthy forests and a healthy timber industry are major parts of the Ozarks economy. The Ozark community has come together to build an event celebrating the area’s timber industry. The Ozark Timber Industry Partnership Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eminence City Park. The event is hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), the City of Eminence, the Eminence Chamber of Commerce, Missouri Forest Products Association, the University of Missouri Extension, and West Plains Ozark Machinery.

MDC: Winona Landowner Elk Workshop set for May 14

WINONA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) employs a variety of methods to help landowners promote wildlife habitat, including workshops where landowners and biologists meet and discuss options like cost-share opportunities and habitat management.  Landowners within and immediately surrounding Missouri’s elk zone, which spans parts of Reynolds, Carter and Shannon counties, are invited to the Elk Landowner Workshop at Twin Pines Conservation Education Center, Saturday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MDC creates butterfly habitat at Wilder Museum

MANSFIELD, Mo.“All along the road the wild larkspur was blossoming pink and blue and white, birds balanced on yellow plumes of goldenrod, and butterflies were fluttering.”

DRAFT P.F. Barnes Conservation Area Management Plan

P.F. Barnes Conservation Area is 120 acres of forest, woodland, old field, and open land in Texas County. This area is managed to maintain and enhance natural communities and compatible recreational opportunities. This area features one parking lot, one gate, and a fishless pond for public use.

Join MDC for 'An Evening With Wildlife' on April 6

MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. – How many bears are in Missouri? How are the elk doing at Peck Ranch Conservation Area? What are the turkey hunting prospects looking like for this spring?

Refuge part of MDC's Peck Ranch Area to close temporarily

VAN BUREN, Mo. – Ensuring the population stability of a popular wildlife resident is the primary reason behind the upcoming closure of the refuge area at the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Peck Ranch Conservation Area.

MDC: Twin Pines celebrates Ozark traditions with Heritage Day April 16

WINONA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host Heritage Day April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Twin Pines Conservation Education Center. The annual free event features forest management demonstrations and workshops, pond fishing, archery live music, and a fish fry from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. while supplies last.

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