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Discover Nature with MDC at youth turkey clinic in Boone County on April 8

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Hearing the booming gobble of a male wild turkey is a thrill most hunters will never forget. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to help kids have that experience. First time youth hunters are invited to discover nature with a youth turkey clinic from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, at the MDC Central Regional office, 3500 E. Gans Road in Columbia. Participants must be ages 10 to 15.

2015 Lamine River Basin Accesses Management Plan

Accesses included in this plan are the Blackwater Bridge Access, De Bourgmont Access, Harriman Hill Access, McAllister Springs Access, Robert's Bluff Access and the Swinging Bridge Access.

MDC Runge Nature Center to host native plant sale March 28

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Native wildflowers and grasses are attractive additions to lawn and garden landscaping. They also offer hardiness advantages and many benefit butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. The Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City is holding its annual native plant sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 28.

MDC seeks public input for Canaan Conservation Area

COLUMBIA, 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.

A draft plan for the Canaan Conservation Area (CA) is available for public review from March 1 to March 31. To preview the draft management plan and to share comments online, visit mdc.mo.gov/areaplans.

MDC hosting predator hunting basics workshop in Columbia on March 12

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Do you have an interest in predator hunting, but not sure where to start? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is hosting a Coyote Calling and Predator Hunting Basics workshop from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, at the MDC Central Regional Office, 3500 East Gans Road in Columbia.

The class is free, but registration is required by March 10.

MDC hosting timber harvest workshop in Osage County on March 7

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Want to improve your woodlot management or timber yields? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is hosting a timber harvest workshop for landowners from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, at Luker Farm in Osage County. The workshop is free and lunch will be provided, however participants must register by March 6.

Join MDC for a Day with Wildlife in Fulton on Feb. 28

Got cabin fever? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites you to discover nature and spend a day with wildlife from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 at Fulton High School, 1 Hornet Drive in Fulton. All parts of the event are free and open to the public.

MDC to host open house in Columbia on proposed deer regulation changes

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is seeking public input on proposed changes to the state's deer hunting regulations for the 2016-2017 hunting season. To help explain the proposed changes and gather public feedback, MDC will hold a public open house from 5 to 8 p.m. on March 16 at the MDC Central Regional Office, 3500 E. Gans Road in Columbia.

MDC hosting pond management workshops in Mid-Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Do you have questions about building a new pond or about management of an existing pond on your property? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is hosting pond management workshops in four Mid-Missouri counties. Each workshop will cover a wide variety of topics including pond site selection, pond construction, pond stocking, fisheries management, aquatic vegetation management, pond watershed management, and nuisance wildlife.

The FREE workshops will be held in the following counties:

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