MDC News from 06/2015

MDC and local mid-Missouri libraries offer fishing rod and reel loaner program

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Central
Jun 30, 2015

Seven mid-Missouri libraries now have fishing equipment available for public use.

Share ideas about the management of MDC’s Runge Nature Center grounds

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Central
Jun 30, 2015

The public comment period is July 1-31.

MDC seeks public input for Elmslie Memorial Conservation Area

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Northeast
Jun 29, 2015

A draft plan is available for public review July 1 to July 31.

MDC seeks public input Ruby Clark Willingham Memorial Wildlife Area

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Northeast
Jun 29, 2015

A draft plan is available for review July 1 to July 31.

MDC seeks public input for the Northeast Region Stream Accesses Management Plan

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Northeast
Jun 29, 2015

A draft plan is available for public review from July 1 to July 31.

MDC: Girls discover nature at Camp SEMO

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Southeast
Jun 26, 2015
Discover Nature Girls Camp in SEMO

MDC hosts Discover Nature Field Day for KC youths

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Kansas City
Jun 25, 2015

MDC partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City connects kids with nature.

Discover Nature Field Day Sign

MDC to host Master Naturalist class orientation in Sedalia

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Kansas City
Jun 24, 2015

Master Naturalists serve conservation and nature

MDC to host volunteer training for Discover Nature Fishing

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Kansas City
Jun 24, 2015

Volunteers sought in Clinton area to teach fishing skills and maintain equipment

Discover nature with MDC at frog gigging clinic on July 24 in Sweet Springs

News from the region

Central
Jun 24, 2015

The clinic is free, but participants are required to register by July 22.

MDC to host Prairie Days with The Nature Conservancy June 26-27

News from the region

Northwest
Jun 23, 2015

Free event at Dunn Ranch and Pawnee Prairie showcases prairie ecology and history

MDC urges reducing firewood movement

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St. Louis
Northeast
Statewide
Jun 22, 2015

Moving firewood can spread devastating tree pests.

metallic, emerald-green beetle on ash leaf

MDC's Columbia Bottom Conservation Area closes due to flooding

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 19, 2015

MDC anticipates water overtopping the levee near the area because of forecasted high river levels.

MDC Discover Nature Girls Camp a summer success

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 19, 2015

Campers catch fish, paddle canoes and learn other outdoor skills at Discover Nature Girls Camp.

Biologist demonstrates fish shocking to campers

June 27 Mud Day event called off due to flooding concerns

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 19, 2015

Projected flooding of the nearby Meramec River forces cancellation of the event.

MDC releases lake sturgeon from Missouri’s first confirmed natural spawning into the Mississippi River

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 16, 2015

The recently-hatched lake sturgeon fry that verified the success of a 30-year recovery effort set out for a new life in the open river.

Sturgeon Fry Release into Mississippi River

MDC confirms Perryville nuisance bear euthanized

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 15, 2015

Wildlife biologists remind the public that ‘a fed bear is a dead bear.’

Black Bear

Frogging season begins June 30 at sunset

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Statewide
Jun 15, 2015

MDC encourages families to celebrate summer by taking part in frogging season.

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

MDC to hold workshop in Park Hills on prescribed fire as land, wildlife management tool

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 12, 2015

Learn to use prescribed fire as a land management tool on Aug. 11 at Mineral Area College in Park Hills.

Prescribed Fire

MDC changes deer hunting regs to help slow CWD

News from the region

Northeast
Central
Statewide
Jun 12, 2015

Lifting antler-point restriction and increasing availability of antlerless permits in key central and northeast counties aim to slow the spread of deadly deer disease.

CWD Management Area

MDC closes Sharps Station Access boat ramp due to flood damage

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 11, 2015

Platte River flooding damages ramp and causes closure.

Local MDC instructor wins national hunter education award

News from the region

St. Louis
Statewide
Jun 11, 2015

MDC outdoors skills specialist recently recognized for outstanding service to Missouri’s Hunter Education Program.

Hunter Education Award to Scot Sarantakis

MDC offers MoNASP archery instructor training classes in Spokane

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 11, 2015

Two free classes in July to focus on different levels of instruction.

MoNASP Coach Training

MDC staff bands peregrine falcons from nests in KC area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 11, 2015

Falcon chicks still viewable online but will fledge soon.

Falcon Chick Banding in Kansas City

MDC managed deer hunt applications open July 1

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Statewide
Jun 10, 2015

Online application period runs July 1-31. Be sure to have your hunter-education certification!

Large whitetail buck and a rifle.

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