MDC News from 01/2012

January Conservation Action

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 30, 2012

Actions of the Missouri Conservation Commission at its meeting Jan. 26 and 27

Archery deer, turkey harvests up from last year

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 26, 2012

Counties bordering urban areas had the biggest totals.

Father and Son Deer Hunting.

Hunters can certify racks at Henges Range antler-scoring event

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 25, 2012

Hunters can have deer racks scored at event on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Photo of ten-point white-tailed deer rack of antlers

CWD found in two free-ranging deer from Macon County

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 24, 2012

Two positive results for Chronic Wasting Disease are first for free-ranging deer in Missouri.

Photo of white tailed buck

Capping pipes can save birds’ lives

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 23, 2012

Open vertical pipes and posts take a toll on wildlife.

Photo of a male downy woodpecker on a feeder.

Become a Master Naturalist for Camden-County area

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Central
Jan 23, 2012

Attend orientation on Feb. 13 in Camdenton for classes Feb. 27 to May 21.

Eagle Days event set for Schell-Osage Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 23, 2012

Learn more about bald eagles at Eagle Days event Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

American Bald Eagle catching a fish

Managed turkey hunt application deadline is Feb. 29

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 20, 2012

MDC’s 19 spring 2012 managed turkey hunts include ones for youth and people with disabilities.

Wild Turkeys

Missouri Master Naturalist class offered at Cole Camp

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Jan 19, 2012

Informational meeting to be held 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 6 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Timber management boosts wildlife and preferred trees

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 17, 2012

Thinning trees in a woodland can boost wildlife and the most desirable trees.

Forest management thinning trees can boost wildlife and the most desirable trees

Rockwoods Reservation’s Maple Sugar Festival unlocks the secret sweets of trees

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 17, 2012

Rockwoods Reservation annual Maple Sugar Festival is Feb. 4 with free fun for all ages.

Pots Boiling at Rockwoods Maple Sugar Festival

Firearms deer harvest just shy of 239,000

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 13, 2012

Total firearms harvest up 7,408 from last year’s 231,513.

Photo of a family deer hunting

Snowy owls pinch hit at Smithville Lake Eagle Days

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Jan 12, 2012

Bald eagles, snowy owls and a chance to get outdoors on unseasonably warm winter days drew 3,000 visitors to Eagle Days events at Smithville Lake Jan. 7 and 8.

Snowy Owl

Enjoy an Eagle Adventure at Runge Nature Center Jan. 28

News from the region

Central
Jan 12, 2012

Missouri offers numerous opportunities in winter to watch eagles in the wild.

American Bald Eagle

MDC showing new Leopold documentary at Cape Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 11, 2012

Green Fire film connects legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold with modern environmental projects.

Springfield Nature Center to host “An Evening with Carter and Connelley"

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 11, 2012

Singer-songwriting duo to perform environmental music with a message.

Springfield Nature Center to host "A Visit From John James Audubon"

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 11, 2012

On Friday, Jan. 27, the Springfield Conservation Nature Center will receive a visit from one of America’s earliest and undoubtedly most famous naturalists.

MDC offers rabbit-hunting clinic for women

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 11, 2012

Attend “Discover Nature-Women Rabbit Hunting with Beagles Clinic” at Duck Creek Conservation Area on Feb. 11.

Eastern cottontail rabbit in grassy field

Attend upcoming workshops on landscaping with Missouri plants

News from the region

St. Louis
Kansas City
Southwest
Central
Jan 10, 2012

Seating is limited for February workshops at Lake Ozark and March ones in Columbia.

blackeyed susan

Young male mountain lion trapped, released in Reynolds County

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 05, 2012

The 122-pound cougar turned up in a live-trap on national-forest land.

Mountain lion recovering from sedative

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