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Registration period: November 3 - November 17
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021 1:00 pm - Thursday, November 18, 2021 3:00 pm
Location: Rockwoods Reservation
Join us for an invigorating mid-November hike of the Turkey Ridge Trail. As we progress along the trail we will talk about the habitat, food, habits and calls of wild turkeys. If we are really lucky, we may even see or hear some wild turkeys. The hike is moderate effort; 2.0 miles with two hills. This program is geared towards homeschoolers, but all can attend. Participants meet at the Turkey Ridge Trailhead parking lot in the northeast corner of the intersection of Woods Ave and Hwy 109. MDC asks all participants to observe current local social distancing and masking guidelines. Bringing and wearing face coverings is encouraged when appropriate.
Registration period: October 13 - November 17
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021 5:30 pm - Thursday, November 18, 2021 6:30 pm
Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Ever wondered what an owl eats? Do you remember probing pellets when you were younger, and want to experience it again? Join us at the pavilion by the Rockwoods Reservation Education Center and explore the ins and outs of an owl pellet. Every age is welcome, but little ones must have supervision. Dress for the weather. Please register every person attending.

MDC asks all participants to observe current local social distancing and masking guidelines. Bringing and wearing face coverings is encouraged when appropriate.
Registration period: September 3 - November 18
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021 6:00 pm - Thursday, November 18, 2021 7:30 pm
Location: Online only

Backpacking is an excellent way to exercise and enjoy nature!

Join us November 18th for Backpacking Basics to learn what and how to pack for a hiking adventure as well as what features to look for in a backpack, fun places to explore in Missouri and important planning procedures.

Registration period: November 1 - November 18
Date: Friday, November 19, 2021 9:00 am - Friday, November 19, 2021 10:00 am
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Bring your 0-3 year old for an exploration hike among the trees in the woods. We will gather different shaped, sized, and colored leaves. Will we find other signs of fall to collect, just like the squirrels? Join us dressed for the weather, rain or shine. We will meet at the gazebo in front of Powder Valley Nature Center.
Registration period: November 1 - November 18
Date: Friday, November 19, 2021 10:00 am - Friday, November 19, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center
Bring your 0-3 year old for an exploration hike among the trees in the woods. We will gather different shaped, sized, and colored leaves. Will we find other signs of fall to collect, just like the squirrels? Join us dressed for the weather, rain or shine. We will meet at the gazebo in front of Powder Valley Nature Center.
Registration period: October 9 - November 18
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021 9:00 am - Saturday, November 20, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Boathouse Lake - Carondelet Park

We’re out for trout! Come and join us for a winter urban fishing program perfect for all experience levels. Whether you’re a novice fisher or an experienced angler, this program aims to connect participants with the winter fishing areas of Saint Louis city and provide a lively time as the holidays approach.

This will be a rainbow trout catch-and-release program. Poles and bait will be provided. Experienced anglers are welcome to bring their own poles and bait, regulations apply.

Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants 16 and over who plan to fish will need a valid fishing license which can be purchased here: https://mdc-web.s3licensing.com/

MDC asks all participants to observe current local social distancing and masking guidelines. Bringing and wearing face coverings is encouraged when appropriate.
Registration period: October 15 - November 20
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:00 am - Saturday, November 20, 2021 11:30 am
Location: St. Louis Regional Office/Busch Memorial CA
Food webs are an interesting and important part of our world. They control how plant and animal populations exist all around us, and with us! Join Naturalists at August A Busch Conservation Area to take in in-depth look at what makes up the food web of Missouri, and take a hands one approach to the food chain with an owl pellet dissection! (Please note that this class is designed for youth ages 7-13) Please register all attendees. MDC asks all participants to observe current local social distancing and masking guidelines. Bringing and wearing face coverings is encouraged when appropriate.
Registration period: October 14 - November 18
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021 4:30 pm - Saturday, November 20, 2021 6:30 pm
Location: Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

Watch the sunset high over the prairie and then take a leisurely stroll on a wooded trail to the Confluence.

Watch the full Beaver Moon rise over the Confluence and cast its silvery beam over the waters of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. We will listen for migrating ducks and geese as they pass high overhead.

Meet at the Cropland Overlook (lot "K) about 4 1/2 miles from the front gate. Dress for the weather with boots or shoes that may get wet or muddy.

MDC asks all participants to observe current local social distancing and masking guidelines. Bringing and wearing face coverings is encouraged when appropriate.
Registration period: October 9 - November 21
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 4:00 pm - Tuesday, November 23, 2021 5:30 pm
Location: Tower Grove Park-New Comfort Station

Who’s hooting? Take an evening stroll through sunset as we explore Tower Grove and its nocturnal wildlife. We’ll be searching primarily for owls but will also be on the lookout for a variety of other critters. Families, birders, and nature lovers alike are welcome. Dress for weather and bring a flashlight. Meet the naturalist at the West End Picnic Site.

MDC asks all participants to observe current local social distancing and masking guidelines. Bringing and wearing face coverings is encouraged when appropriate.
Registration period: October 18 - November 22
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 6:00 pm - Tuesday, November 23, 2021 8:00 pm
Location: Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

Shagbark hickory (Carya ovata) is one of the most common trees in Missouri’s forests. Often mixed with other hardwoods, such as oak species, the shagbark hickory can occur in a wide variety of habitats from wet bottomland forests to the drier upland forests. Not only do many wildlife species rely on the shagbark hickory, but people use hickory for wood, smoking meats, eating the savory nuts, and making bark syrup. This program will discuss the importance of the shagbark hickory in Missouri as well as how to make shagbark hickory syrup. We will also be sharing recipes on how to make smoked pheasant using shagbark bark and wood.

This program will be in-person at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center. Masks are encouraged when indoors and social distancing is not feasible.

**Limit 25, due to limited space, please register each individual attending.

This program is intended for ages 7 and up.

Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 6:00 pm - Tuesday, November 23, 2021 7:30 pm
Location: August A Busch Shooting Range
This clinic will cover the basics of duck hunting for women hunters who are curious about getting into duck hunting.
Registration period: October 14 - November 24
Date: Friday, November 26, 2021 1:00 pm - Friday, November 26, 2021 2:30 pm
Location: Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

Take a leisurely stroll (or, if you prefer, a brisk walk) between the fields and prairies of Columbia Bottom.

The fresh air and lack of crowds will be a welcome change from the hubbub that often fills our lives in this time of the year. Meet at the Cropland Overlook (lot "k") about 4 1/2 miles from the front gate. Dress for the weather and bring a water bottle.

MDC asks all participants to observe current local social distancing and masking guidelines. Bringing and wearing face coverings is encouraged when appropriate.
Registration period: October 9 - November 25
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021 9:00 am - Saturday, November 27, 2021 11:00 am
Location: O'Fallon Park Lake

We’re out for trout! Come and join us for a winter urban fishing program perfect for all experience levels. Whether you’re a novice fisher or an experienced angler, this program aims to connect participants with the winter fishing areas of Saint Louis city and provide a lively time as the holidays approach.

This will be a rainbow trout catch-and-release program. Poles and bait will be provided. Experienced anglers are welcome to bring their own poles and bait, regulations apply.

Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants 16 and over who plan to fish will need a valid fishing license which can be purchased here: https://mdc-web.s3licensing.com/

MDC asks all participants to observe current local social distancing and masking guidelines. Bringing and wearing face coverings is encouraged when appropriate.
Registration period: October 13 - November 29
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 10:00 am - Tuesday, November 30, 2021 11:00 am
Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Bears, groundhogs, bats, and... wood frogs? Hibernation is not just for mammals. Discover how different Missouri critters adapt to the cold. Meet at the pavilion by the Rockwoods Reservation Education Center. Please dress for the weather. If inclement weather, program will be indoors at the Education Center.

MDC asks all participants to observe current local social distancing and masking guidelines. Bringing and wearing face coverings is encouraged when appropriate.
Registration period: November 19 - December 2
Date: Friday, December 3, 2021 6:30 pm - Friday, December 3, 2021 8:00 pm
Location: Rockwoods Reservation
Who’s that hooting it up each January evening?? Owls that’s who. You will learn what makes them such effective night time hunters and why they hoot so much this time of year. Then we will take a short walk and see if we can entice any owls to fly in and talk to us. Dress appropriately (warm clothing, including gloves) since we will be outside the whole hour. Please bring flashlights.
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021 5:00 am - Saturday, December 4, 2021 7:00 pm
Location: August A Busch Shooting Range
This program and hunt is for women, new to duck hunting, that is interested in learning the skills needed to successfully hunt ducks. We will begin with a mandatory class on Tuesday, November 23 from 6-7 p.m. to discuss safety, firearms, clothing, hunting techniques, and details of the hunt. All participants for the hunt must attend the mandatory clinic and be Hunter Education Certified to participate in the hunt on November 4th.
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021 5:00 am - Sunday, December 5, 2021 6:00 pm
Location: Shaw Nature Reserve

First Time Archery Deer Hunters

December 4 & 5 and December 11 & 12

Hunt # 22

1 deer of either sex

Hunter must attend pre-hunt orientation, those who do not attend, are disqualified.

Only first-time deer hunters, 18 years of age or older, who have never harvested a deer by archery method are eligible.

Hunters who require an assistant must provide one.

Mandatory Pre-Hunt Orientation – Tuesday, September 21, 6pm – 8pm, Jay Henges Shooting Range, Education Center

Contact Kurt Otterstein at kurt.otterstein@mdc.mo.gov for questions

Registration period: October 20 - December 9
Date: Friday, December 10, 2021 6:30 pm - Friday, December 10, 2021 8:00 pm
Location: St. Louis Regional Office/Busch Memorial CA
Who’s that hooting it up each December evening?? Owls that’s who. You will learn what makes them such effective night time hunters and why they hoot so much this time of year. We will then take a short walk and see if we can entice any owls to fly in and talk to us. Dress appropriately since we will be outside part of the time. Please bring a flashlight. MDC asks all participants to observe current local social distancing and masking guidelines. Bringing and wearing face coverings is encouraged when appropriate.?
Registration period: December 20 - January 6
Date: Friday, January 7, 2022 6:30 pm - Friday, January 7, 2022 8:00 pm
Location: Rockwoods Reservation

Who’s that hooting it up each January evening?? Owls that’s who. You will learn what makes them such effective night time hunters and why they hoot so much this time of year. Then we will take a short walk and see if we can entice any owls to fly in and talk to us. Meet at the Rockwoods Education Center. Dress appropriately (warm clothing, including gloves) since we will be outside the whole hour. Please bring flashlights.

MDC asks all participants to observe current local social distancing and masking guidelines. Bringing and wearing face coverings is encouraged when appropriate.?