From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine
March 2017 Issue

Discover Nature

5 Ideas for Family Fun

To find more events near you, call your regional office, or visit mdc.mo.gov and choose your region.

Discover Nature —Shed Antler Hunting

March 12 • Sunday • 8:30–11:30 a.m. Kansas City Region, Parma Woods Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center, 15900 NW River Rd., Parkville, MO 64152 Registration required, call 816-891-9941 Families, youth must be accompanied by an adult

Each year, bucks shed their antlers. Looking for shed antlers is a great way to spend time outdoors with your family.

Crappie Fishing for Beginners

March 14 • Tuesday • 6:30–8:00 p.m. Southwest Region, Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way, Springfield, MO 65804 Registration required, call 417-888-4237 Ages 12 and older

Whether you fish for crappie during the winter or wait for them to spawn in the spring, crappie can be caught throughout the year. Join MDC Fisheries Biologist Shane Bush and Outdoor Skills Specialist Greg Collier to explore when, where, and how to catch one of the Ozarks favorite panfish.

Naturescaping Workshop and Native Plant Sale

March 18 • Saturday • 8:00 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Kansas City Region, Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 1401 NW Park Rd., Blue Springs, MO 64015 Registration required, call 816-228-3766 Adults

Beautify your landscape with some of Missouri’s best natural resources — native plants! Learn how to save time, money, and create wildlife habitat. Native plants will be available for sale.

Archery Basics

March 18 • Saturday • 1–2 p.m. Southeast Region, Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, 2289 County Park Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 Registration required, call 573-290-5218 beginning March 1 Ages 12 and older, ages 12–17 must be accompanied by an adult

Be right on target! Try your hand at archery and experience a fun way to enjoy the outdoors. All archery equipment will be provided.

Discover Nature — Turkey Hunting Basics

March 25 • Saturday • 8:30–11:30 a.m. Southwest Region, Andy Dalton Shooting
Range and Outdoor Education Center, 4895 N. Farm Road 61, Ash Grove, MO 65604 Registration required, call 417-742-4361 All ages

Join us to discover the basics of turkey hunting in the spring. We will cover safety, scouting, calling, proper set-up, shotgun ballistics, and much more.

Also in this issue

A group hike near Anita B Gorman Discovery Center

Never Too Young to Hike

Families link up to explore nature on conservation trails.

Great Blue Heron eating a fish
Wildfire

Answering the Call

The Department of Conservation helps Missouri communities hold the line against wildfires

And More...

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This Issue's Staff:

Editor - Angie Daly Morfeld
Art Director - Cliff White
Associate Editor - Bonnie Chasteen
Staff Writer - Heather Feeler
Staff Writer - Kristie Hilgedick
Staff Writer - Joe Jerek
Photographer - Noppadol Paothong
Photographer - David Stonner
Designer - Les Fortenberry
Designer - Marci Porter
Designer - Stephanie Thurber
Circulation - Laura Scheuler