MDC News from 06/2014

Have problem wildlife? MDC can help.

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 30, 2014

Get help with nuisance wildlife and how to prevent problems at mdc.mo.gov/node/2573.

Black Bear at Birdfeeder

Wet a line with MDC at kid’s fishing clinic in Jefferson City

News from the region

Central
Jun 27, 2014

Help kids in your life get hooked on the thrill of fishing on July 19 at MDC headquarters in Jefferson City.

Boy With Fish

2014 dove, teal seasons set

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 24, 2014

Mark your calendar now for opening days of dove, teal, woodcock, snipe, and rail hunting seasons.

Dove Hunt

MDC Hosts Youth Frog Gigging Event July 7 at Busch Conservation Area in St. Charles

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 20, 2014

Youths will learn the finer points of gigging frogs at free clinic. Preregistration is required by July 1.

Boy Frog Gigging

MDC offering up to $50,000 in grants to help local communities implement conservation projects

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 19, 2014

MDC is looking for innovative terrestrial and aquatic habitat improvement projects in the St. Louis area

Brightside St. Louis Native Demonstration Garden

Reminder on Deer Management Open Houses

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 18, 2014

Attend a public meeting to learn about deer management, deer hunting, and to share opinions.

Shooting range on MDC Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area to close for renovations

News from the region

Northeast
Central
Jun 18, 2014

The unstaffed shooting range will close on June 23 for renovations and updates with an expected reopening in mid-October.

Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area

Discover nature with MDC at frog gigging clinic July 25 near Sweet Springs

News from the region

Central
Jun 17, 2014

The clinic is free, but preregistration by July 22 is required.

Boy Frog Gigging

Volunteers sought to help transform Powder Valley Nature Center during Summer Service Slam July 12

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 17, 2014

Volunteers from the public work alongside The Mission Continues veterans for a special service day event

Powder Valley Summer Slam Participants

MDC managed deer hunt applications open July 1

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 16, 2014

Conservation Department offers nearly 5,700 openings for more than 100 managed hunts.

Deer

MDC offering prescribed burn workshop in Ava June 24

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Jun 16, 2014

Preregister at Ava USDA office or by calling 417-683-4816 ext. 3.

prescribed fire

MDC holding deer management open house July 9 in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Jun 16, 2014

Stop by to learn about Department management goals and share your opinions.

A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.

“Frog days” of summer begin at sunset June 30

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 16, 2014

Frogging can be practiced with either a fishing permit or a hunting permit.

A gigger with a headlamp gigs for frogs while a helper shines a light in the water.

St. Clair student wins statewide MDC Discover Nature Schools Science Fair competition

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 12, 2014

St. Clair High School junior Hannah Krouper earns $250 in equipment for her school.

Hannah Krouper wins MDC Discover Nature Science Fair competition

New commissioner credits mentors for his conservation commitment

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 10, 2014

David W. Murphy says teachers and conservation agents saw his passion for nature and helped develop it into a life-long commitment to conservation.

David W. Murphy with a turkey gobbler he shot on his farm.

MDC Announces Renovations of Busch Shooting Range

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 10, 2014

New state-of-the-art facility will enhance user convenience and reduce waiting times.

Target practice

MDC offers Bowhunter Education Certification Course for Southeast Region

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 10, 2014

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a Bowhunter Education Certification Course, June 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge in Perryville.

Bow Hunting

Endangered insect released at Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 09, 2014

Missouri had been part of the American burying beetle’s original range, but prior to a release at Wah’Kon-Tah in 2012, the last sighting of the insect in the state was in 1972. Re-introducing this beetle to Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie places a species that was once here back into the tall grass prairie ecosystem.

Rockwoods Range Conservatoin Area sign

Cape Nature Center awarded 2014 Trip Advisor certificate of excellence

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 09, 2014

The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award.

Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

MDC holding deer management open house July 7 in Hannibal

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 09, 2014

Stop by to learn about Department management goals and share your opinions.

A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.

MDC Leads Efforts to Protect Deer

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 06, 2014

Proposed regulations are designed to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD). Informed citizen involvement is critical to success.

People fill the auditorium at Conservation Commission meeting room.

Boat ramp provides new Missouri River access in KC metro

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 06, 2014

Partnership between MDC and Platte County helps boaters and anglers in Kansas City enjoy better access to the Missouri River.

Conservation Action June 2014

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 06, 2014
People fill the auditorium at Conservation Commission meeting room.

Early summer fishing can be good in ponds and small lakes

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 06, 2014

Ponds and lakes become lively places in early summer as bluegills and bass chase bugs and minnows, a good thing for anglers.

fishing for goggle-eye and smallmouth bass

Discover Nature Fishing sessions offered in KC area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 06, 2014

Fishing is a great way for people to enjoy nature, especially children.

Boy With Sunfish

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