MDC News from 02/2012

Gunsmith makes history haunt MDC Lake City Shooting Range

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 28, 2012

Richard Dale builds his own flintlock shotguns and is a dead-eye target buster with them.

Man posing with a big stack of clay pigeons and shotgun shells

Only three-hooked lures allowed on Alabama rigs in Missouri

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 28, 2012

Alabama or umbrella rigs are legal to use in Missouri only if no more than three lures or baits with hooks are attached to each rig.

Alabama Rigs

March 5 is deadline for school “No MOre Trash!” can contest

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 27, 2012

Rules, forms and other info at nomoretrash.org.

Runge Nature Center to hold native plant sale and program March 24

News from the region

Central
Feb 27, 2012

Buy native flowers, shrubs and trees from Missouri vendors and learn how to use them.

several purple coneflower plants in bloom

Attend native plant seminar at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 24, 2012

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Cape Girardeau County Master Gardeners will host the sixth annual Native Plant Seminar at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center on March 3.

blackeyed susan

Burr Oak Woods hosting photo contest

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 23, 2012

Attend mountain lion workshop at Powder Valley Nature Center

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 23, 2012

Free public lecture on cougars in Missouri is on March 23 with two-day paid workshop March 24-25.

Closeup of mountain lion face

Workshop series at Henges Shooting Range aims to improve turkey hunting skills

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 22, 2012

Workshops will include state turkey biologist, turkey calling, hunting techniques and shotgun patterning.

turkey hunting

Attend workshops in Columbia on landscaping with native plants

News from the region

Central
Feb 22, 2012

Registration deadline is Feb. 29. Seating is limited.

Image of Gray-Headed Coneflower.

Educational, humanitarian efforts earn MDC’s Mayer state honor

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 17, 2012

A professional passion for teaching hunter education and humanitarian help with Joplin tornado recovery earned Jean Mayer statewide recognition.

MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Jean Mayer

March 1 is take-a-trout-to-lunch day in Missouri

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 14, 2012

March 1 marks the start of the catch-and-keep fishing season at hatchery-stocked trout parks, and thousands of anglers have been making the pilgrimage to Missouri’s trout temples on that date for more than 70 years.

photo of two anglers on the dam at Montauk State Park

Invasive Species Week has special significance in Missouri

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 14, 2012

Missourians who care about conservation can help protect the natural world by participating in this national observance.

Zebra Mussel

National fest showcases quail and pheasants

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 10, 2012
Three quail huddle in snow-covered brush.

Wildlife workshop planned at Clinton

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Feb 10, 2012
Quail

MDC offering landowner workshop for small acreages

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 10, 2012
“Green Acres” workshop will be 6:30-9:00 p.m. on Feb. 22 at Bass Pro Shop in Independence.

Cape Girardeau Nature Center hosting program on creating habitat for bluebirds

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 06, 2012

Discover Nature family event on Feb. 16 is all about bluebirds and how to construct a nest box.

Bluebird

MDC to hold open houses on CWD found in Macon County

News from the region

Northeast
Feb 03, 2012

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

Photo of a white-tailed deer buck standing among tall grasses.

Porous-soled waders banned in Missouri trout waters

Feb 01, 2012

New MDC regulation takes effect March 1 to help keep Missouri a great place to fish.

Photo of large didymo clump

Discover nature through MDC 75th anniversary photo contest

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 01, 2012

Winners will be featured in October "Missouri Conservationist," MDC website and other media. Deadline is May 15.

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