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Upcoming 2018 Webcasts

MDC Facebook Live: Ask the Director, July 18 at Noon
Join MDC Director Sara Pauley and ask her questions on a variety of MDC topics. Join the conversation on July 18.

MDC Facebook Live: Ask the Agent,  October 31 at Noon
Join MDC conservation agents to ask questions and get answers on hunting, fishing, trapping, and other MDC regulations. Join the conversation in October.

Bald Eagles and Eagle Days, December 4 at Noon
Join MDC Resource Scientist and Eagle Expert Janet Haslerig and MDC Eagle Days Veteran Dan Zarlenga to learn about bald eagles in Missouri and the perennially popular MDC Eagle Days events around the state. Register online.


Attracting Backyard Wildlife, May 16, 2018
Join MDC State Ornithologist Sarah Kendrick, Community Conservationist for the City of Columbia Danielle Fox, and MDC Habitat Management Coordinator Nate Muenks to learn about attracting birds and other wildlife to backyards large and small through bird feeding, native plantings for wildlife food and shelter, and other habitat help. Watch Attracting Backyard Wildlife.

Feral Hog Update, March 21, 2018
Join MDC Feral Hog Elimination Team Leader Mark McLain and MDC Feral Hog Task Force Coordinator Alan Leary for an update on what MDC and partners are doing to combat feral hogs in Missouri along with background on what they are and why they are such a destructive problem for landowners, MDC, and others. Watch Feral Hog Update.

No MO Invasive Species, Nov. 8, 2017
Join the Missouri Department of Conservation Nov. 8 from Noon-1 p.m. for our MDC Wild Webcast on invasive species. Hear MDC experts talk about what invasive species are, what MDC staff is doing to help control invasive species, and find out what you can do to help prevent invasive species from spreading. MDC experts will also answer your questions about invasive species. Watch No MO Invasive Species.

Mountain Lions in Missouri, Sept. 20, 2017

Black panthers in Missouri? Female cougars with cubs? Stocking mountain lions to eat feral hogs? Young male mountain lions passing through? Separate fact from fiction with the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) upcoming Wild Webcast: Mountain Lions in Missouri on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. MDC Furbearer Biologist Laura Conlee and Alan Leary of MDC’s Mountain Lion Response Team will provide a brief presentation on these big cats in the Show-Me State and then answer questions from webcast participants to help separate fact from fiction on mountain lions in Missouri. Watch Mountain Lions in Missouri.

Birding in Missouri, May 10, 2017

Love birds and birding? Join the Missouri Department of Conservation on May 10 from 1 – 2 p.m. for our MDC Wild Webcast on birding. Learn from MDC experts about birds in Missouri. Get information on the new Great Missouri Birding Trail to find the best places around the state to watch birds and have your questions about birds and birding answered. Watch Birding in Missouri.

Discover Nature Fishing, March 8, 2017

Conservation makes Missouri a great place to fish. Learn more about fishing in Missouri, including the spring trout opener at the four trout parks across the state, in the first MDC Wild Webcast in 2017. MDC fisheries staff will also share about Discover Nature Fishing classes, rod-and-reel loaner program, MO Fishing app, state record fish, volunteer opportunities through Stream Teams, and more. The free webcast will feature a short presentation by MDC fisheries staff and then be open to questions from participants. Watch Discover Nature Fishing.

The Fight Against Chronic Wasting Disease, Oct. 13, 2016

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a deadly deer disease that has been found in northeast, central, and east-central Missouri. CWD has the potential to greatly reduce deer numbers, deer health, and deer hunting in Missouri. Learn more about the deadly deer disease CWD, including what MDC is doing to help limit its spread in Missouri and how hunters and landowners can help protect our white-tailed deer. Watch The Fight.

Be Bear Aware, Sept. 8, 2016

Black bears are one of Missouri's largest animals. MDC’s Bear Biologist Jeff Beringer gets up close and personal with bears on a daily basis. Beringer's job consists of trapping, collaring, examining, and conducting research on Missouri's black bears. This webcast features the history of Missouri's black bears, Missouri black bear population, importance of being bear aware, and the Black Bear Research Project. Watch Be Bear Aware.

The Buzz About Pollinators, June 21, 2016

We can’t survive without plant pollinators, such as butterflies, bees, and birds. They are essential to producing foods we eat and food and shelter wildlife needs. And they are in trouble! Monarch butterflies and the milkweed they need to survive are in serious decline. Bees are also facing drastic declines. Learn more on this webcast about butterflies, bees, and other pollinators, what threatens them, and how you can help. Watch The Buzz.

Talking Hogs, April 6, 2016

In Missouri, feral hogs are an unwanted pest. Did you know their quickly growing numbers are causing more and more damage to native wildlife -- and to private, public, and agricultural lands? Learn more about feral hogs in Missouri on this webcast. Watch Talking Hogs.

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