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Registration period: January 13 - March 6
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2024 2:30 pm - Thursday, March 7, 2024 3:00 pm
Location: Online only
Any time can be a great time to fish. Now that the weather is turning warm, the Spring fishing season will be in full force. Now is the time to brush up on those fish-cleaning skills. We are starting a three-part session on fish cleaning. In this session, we will focus on different equipment that will make cleaning fish easier.
Registration period: January 25 - March 7
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2024 6:00 pm - Thursday, March 7, 2024 8:00 pm
Location: Online only

Virtual -Advanced crappie fishing clinic

Are you tired of seeing all the Facebook post of other folks catching crappie? While your fishing trips have been uneventful? Do you want to learn some advance crappie fishing techniques and strategies? Do you want to increase your knowledge of modern fishing electronic? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you! We are partnering with Brad Shockley of I Am Outdoors and other local crappie fishing guides on area lakes to host a workshop educating crappie anglers on fishing techniques that will take your next fishing trip to a whole new level.

Workshop includes:

- Current regulations with an emphasis on Lake Pomme De Terre, Stockton, Table Rock, and Fellows Lakes

- Crappie fishing methods and equipment

• Doddle socking

• Spider rigging

• Dock fishing

• Using live bait

• Jigging

- Patterns and associated techniques

- Lure selection for each season

- How to fish a brush pile

- How to fish standing timber

- Locating crappie – analyzing a lake map

- Introduction to modern electronics

Crappie is one of the most sought-after fish by anglers in Missouri, give yourself an advantage on the lake. Each participant will receive some proven tackle to try on their next crappie fishing adventure!

A WebEx link to view the program will be sent out 24hrs before the program!

When: March 7th, 2023

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

If you have any questions, please contact Lyle Whittaker at Lyle.whittaker@mdc.mo.gov or call (417) 895-6880 Ext. 1644

Registration period: January 25 - March 7
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2024 6:00 pm - Thursday, March 7, 2024 8:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center

Advanced crappie fishing clinic

Are you tired of seeing all the Facebook post of other folks catching crappie? While your fishing trips have been uneventful? Do you want to learn some advance crappie fishing techniques and strategies? Do you want to increase your knowledge of modern fishing electronic? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you! We are partnering with Brad Shockley of I Am Outdoors and other local crappie fishing guides on area lakes to host a workshop educating crappie anglers on fishing techniques that will take your next fishing trip to a whole new level. Crappie is one of the most sought-after fish by anglers in Missouri, give yourself an advantage on the lake. Each participant will receive some proven tackle to try on their next crappie fishing adventure!

Workshop includes:

- Current regulations with an emphasis on Lake Pomme De Terre, Stockton, Table Rock, and Fellows Lakes

Crappie fishing methods and equipment

• Doddle socking, Spider rigging, dock fishing, using live bait and casting a jig

• Patterns and associated techniques

Fishing a brush pile and standing timber

• Locating crappie

• Introduction to modern electronics

Options to register:

1) To attend the in person, simply click the green register tab on this page

2) To attend virtually register for the virtaul program from our events page. Look for "Virtaul Crappie Fishing"

When: March 7th, 2023

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

If you have any questions, please contact Lyle Whittaker at Lyle.whittaker@mdc.mo.gov or call (417) 895-6880 Ext. 1644

Registration period: October 23 - March 8
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024 8:30 am - Saturday, March 9, 2024 11:30 am
Location: Andy Dalton Shooting Range

Join us along with the Missouri Trappers Association as they teach the importance of trapping. Trapping used to be a great source of income for families, but remains a fun and useful hobby.

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024 2:00 pm - Saturday, March 9, 2024 3:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Missouri is home to nearly 50 different species of salamanders! Join naturalist Sam Grove to learn about these fascinating amphibians and get the chance to meet some. All ages.
Registration period: February 26 - March 10
Date: Monday, March 11, 2024 10:00 am - Monday, March 11, 2024 12:00 pm
Location: Robert E. Talbot Conservation Area

The weather is warming up and getting outside is a great way to kick those winter blues. Looking for shed deer antlers is a great way to spend time outdoors. This program will help sharpen your skills at finding those coveted, often elusive tokens of nature.

We will meet at the main parking lot by the maintenance building off 96 HWY. There we will discuss the biology of deer antlers and the process of shedding. From there, we will head out for a hands-on shed hunt.

Participants should plan to wear sturdy shoes for hiking off trail and/or muddy conditions.
Registration period: February 6 - March 11
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 6:30 pm - Tuesday, March 12, 2024 8:00 pm
Location: Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center
Have you ever wanted to learn how to tie flies? Join the Shoal Creek staff and MAKO fly fishers as we continue a fly-tying series designed for the beginner and expert alike. We will be going over equipment and supplies needs as we tie Glo Balls. All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own vice and tools. Space is limited so please register so we know how many to expect.
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 11:00 am - Wednesday, March 13, 2024 11:30 am
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
Join Ms. Ladybug as she reads a nature story and shares activities with your child. Ages 2 to 6.
Registration period: November 6 - March 12
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 12:00 pm - Wednesday, March 13, 2024 12:30 pm
Location: Online only
Spring turkey season is just around the corner. Now is the time to be scouting and figuring out where to hunt. We will discuss the rules and regulations for spring turkey season and locations where you can hunt.
Registration period: February 6 - March 13
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 1:00 pm - Wednesday, March 13, 2024 3:00 pm
Location: Springfield Conservation Nature Center
We are partnering with our friends at the Springfield-Greene County Park Board to offer teens a chance to explore the cave at Sequiota Park by boat! All equipment will be provided. Meet at Sequiota Park. Dress for the weather and please avoid bringing clothing or gear that has been in caves before to reduce the risk of spreading illness to bats.