MDC News from 10/2011

Missouri deer hunters need to be bear aware

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 31, 2011

Cover scents used by deer hunters and other intriguing smells can overcome bears’ natural shyness and bring them too close for comfort.

Close up of a black bear sow head. It has light-colored fur on the sides of its snout.

MDC needs hunter help with CWD sampling of harvested deer

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 28, 2011

Deer hunters asked to allow MDC to collect tissue samples from deer harvested in north-central Missouri area for chronic-wasting-disease testing.

Deer

Spotted Gar Makes New State Record

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 27, 2011

Families that bowfish together know fish together, and Eric and Sara Whitehead had a notion this might be one for the record book.

Deer hunters reminded of changed permit format, tagging procedures

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 25, 2011

A new YouTube video shows how to “bag it, notch it, tag it and check it.” Free permit protectors are available from conservation agents and MDC offices.

Quail Forecast has bright spots

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 25, 2011

Population surveys on Quail Emphasis Areas and private land present a different picture than those for the state as a whole.

2011 late season quail chick.

MDC shooting ranges offer safe places to sight in deer rifles

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Oct 25, 2011

Target shooting is a popular way to “sight in” or improve shooter accuracy with rifles before the hunt.

shooting at signs is unsafe

MDC improving fish habitat at Lake Taneycomo

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 24, 2011

MDC placing fish habitat in upper mile of Lake Taneycomo to increase fishing opportunities below Table Rock Dam.

Severe drought dampens waterfowl outlook for some west-central MDC areas

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 21, 2011

Drought will crimp duck hunting at some MDC wildlife areas in west central counties, but areas with sources for pumping water will be in good to excellent condition.

Photo of mallard flock in wetlands

Discover nature at Springfield Nature Center with "Halloween Happening – Super Hero Style"

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 20, 2011

Individuals of all ages are invited to join in the fun of the Nature Center’s “Halloween Happening – Super Hero Style” Oct 27 and 28.

Discover nature with ‘Tree Wars: The Forest Menace’ at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 20, 2011

Light-sabers and beetle troopers will be used to interpret conservation messages at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center’s annual Creatures of the Night event Oct. 28 and 29.

Tree Wars Sign

Quick Draw set for second year of testing

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 19, 2011

Areas and procedures for the online reservation system remain unchanged.

MDC to seek elusive answers about ruffed grouse

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 18, 2011

A public-private partnership will determine the practicality of once again restocking grouse.

Photo of bald eagle flapping over water

Duck numbers burgeon, but weather, habitat will determine hunter success

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 17, 2011

With duck numbers at an all-time high, Missouri needs only a little luck for a memorable hunting season.

Photo of mallard flock in wetlands

MDC offers "Holiday Ornaments from Nature’s Bounty" class in Sedalia

News from the region

Kansas City
Central
Oct 17, 2011
Photo shows American lotus flower pod at Duck Creek CA

MDC to supervise managed archery deer hunts set for five Kansas City parks

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 17, 2011

Managed hunts are coordinated with the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department to provide bowhunters additional opportunities and help reduce over-populated deer herds.

Motorists should be alert for deer near roadways

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 17, 2011

Fall landscape changes and the rutting season prompt increased deer activity.

deer

MDC offers deer processing class at Parma Woods

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Oct 14, 2011

Venison is a lean, nutritious and delicious protein source. Careful processing from field to freezer can enhance deer meat for the table.

New state record white mulberry tree measured at Pleasant Hill

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 14, 2011

MDC foresters use formula with combined measurements to determine largest overall size of trees in record books. Trees with most total points are champs.

champion white mullberry tree

Trapping clinic to be held Oct. 29-30 at Duck Creek Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 12, 2011

During this hands-on course, participants will gain an understanding of trapping as a necessary technique in the control of animal populations.

furs

Wildlife students at Missouri Western win international award

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 11, 2011

MWSU chapter will receive 2011 Outstanding Student Chapter Award from The Wildlife Society.

Jacob Decker of Missouri Western State University doing birdbanding

Urban deer harvest similar to 2010

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 11, 2011

The second consecutive year of unseasonably warm weather kept the 2011 urban deer harvest below the nine-year average.

Poosey area to showcase fall color and conservation on Sunday

News from the region

Northeast
Northwest
Oct 11, 2011

Forests, fields and waters will be featured during Fall Driving Tour noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16.

Thinking About a Timber Sale? Call Before You Cut

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 07, 2011

The Missouri Department of Conservation has help for landowners who want to harvest trees profitably and sustainably.

Most of Missouri remains zebra-mussel free

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 07, 2011

Uninfested waters underline the importance of precautions against spreading the exotic invader.

Five zebra mussels in the palm of a researcher's hand.

Wildlife harvest at hand for Truman Lake conservation lands

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 07, 2011
Wildlife Habitat Truman Reservoir

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