NOTICE: In-Person Events Limited Due to COVID

In-person MDC events and programs at our nature centers, shooting ranges, and other locations around the state are limited due to COVID-19 considerations. MDC is offering new online programs that allow people to attend virtually. Please check our class listings to see what classes are limited, in-person classes or virtual classes.

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Register by September 23

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: Spencer Lake

Cane poles – literally made from canes cut from bamboo – are arguably the oldest of all fishing rods. Join us to learn about cane poles, how to make them and how to use them. Participants will make their own cane pole and get to take it home! Poles and all supplies will be provided. This program will be held outside, at Spencer Lake. Masks are recommended if you are unable to social distance. Each family/group will have their own table distanced away from the other groups.

You MUST REGISTER at by 5pm, September 22nd.
Class is limited to 16 participants (this includes adults & children). If you need help registering please email the email address listed below.
This is a FREE program! All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
Email the Naturalist ( for more information.

Register by September 25

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: Hazel Creek Lake

This is a introductory course for those interested in learning a new way to explore nature on Missouri's waters.

Register by September 25

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: Hazel Creek Lake

This is a introductory course for those interested in learning a new way to explore nature on Missouri's waters.

Register by September 28

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: Virtual

Create a unique wearable work of art while using slices of deer antler to make a set of dangle earrings, and a pendant necklace. Join us as we examine deer antlers as you craft your jewelry. This will be an interactive virtual class during which participants will make their own jewelry. Antler slices and jewelry findings will be shipped to participants prior to the workshop. In addition, you will need a pair of either round-nosed or flat nose jewelry pliers and a pair of wire cutters. You can use a pair of needle noes plies if you do not have jewelry pliers.

A WebEx link to the program will be emailed from the morning of October 8th.

Register by October 23

Date: Friday, October 30, 2020 - 3:00pm to Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 3:00pm

Location: Rest Inn Him Lodge and Retreat Center

This event is a partnership between The Department, The Outdoor Dream Foundation, Missouri Disabled Sportsmen, and Rest Inn Him Lodge. This event is limited to those diagnosed with terminal or life-threatening illnesses. Applicants will be sent formal application paperwork following their registration on this site. Outdoor Dream will review applications, and provided any necessary hunting gear for successful applicants. Rest Inn Him will provide lodging and activities for participants during the weekend. Missouri Disabled Sportsmen will provide funding for meals. The Department will supply track chairs, equipment & supplies, as well as necessary staff. Participants will attend a deer hunting clinic, be taken on a guided deer hunt, and have some time for fishing and other activities around deer camp.
For more information contact:
Rob with MDC at (660)785-2420
Ed with Outdoor Dream at (660)988-7640.
Current COVID-19 Conditions Could Effect This Event.

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