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MDC offers firearms safety class in Jefferson City for youth hunters

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering a free firearms safety class for youth hunters, ages 6 to 15. The class is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at MDC's Runge Conservation Nature Center, located on HWY 179 approximately a quarter mile north of HWY 50 in Jefferson City.

Samantha Rhoades named new conservation agent for Osage County

OSAGE COUNTY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has appointed Samantha Rhoades as a new conservation agent in Osage County. Rhoades is among eight new agents of the Department's agent graduate class of 2015.

MDC offers family fishing class in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites kids to gain the skills and confidence to go fishing by participating in a Discover Nature—Fishing class Oct. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at Bass Pro Shops, 3101 Bass Pro Drive in Columbia. MDC is also holding a class Oct. 30 at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to noon at the same location.

MDC: offers “Field to Freezer” class in Jefferson City on processing deer

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With archery deer hunting here and firearms deer hunting coming up, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering a free "Field to Freezer" class on how to process the popular game animal.

MDC’s Runge Conservation Nature Center will be holding a “Field to Freezer” class on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 1-4 p.m. The nature center is located on HWY 179 approximately a quarter mile north of HWY 50 in Jefferson City.

MDC seeks public input for Blind Pony Lake Conservation Area

SALINE COUNTY, Mo. –The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state. MDC is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for conservation areas and invites public comments.

Fish die-off at Diana Bend Conservation Area near Rocheport

HOWARD COUNTY, Mo. – The Diana Bend Conservation Area's wetland pool near the wildlife viewing blind in Rocheport is experiencing a natural fish kill due to the lack of oxygen in the water explained experts from the Missouri Department of Conservation.

MDC holding CWD informational meetings in California and Jeff City

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is hosting two informational meetings in central Missouri to provide an update on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Missouri, explain recent hunting regulation changes related to the disease, and share ways that hunters, landowners, wildlife watchers, and others can help slow the spread of the deer disease.

MDC hosts MoNASP teacher training workshop in Osage County

LOOSE CREEK, Mo.-Teachers can help their students learn responsibility and focus like never before -- all by participating in the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). MDC will be holding a training workshop for teachers interested in joining MoNASP from 4:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15 and Friday, Oct. 16, at the Immaculate Conception School gym located at 147 County Road 402 in Loose Creek. The session is free, but registration is required by Oct. 9.

MDC hosts basic muzzleloader skills class in Boone County

BOONE COUNTY, Mo. – Discover nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) by taking part in a muzzleloader skills class. The class will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 5:30-8 p.m., at Rocky Fork Conservation Area (CA) Shooting Range located north of Columbia off RT 63. Registration is required by Sept. 21.

"Muzzeloading can be a fun and exciting experience for the entire family," said MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Brian Flowers.

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