MDC News from 08/2015

MDC offers cable-restraint-certification class in Neosho

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 31, 2015

Course required for use of cable-restraint devices during trapping season.

Cable Restraint

MDC announces 2016 matching grant funds are available for fire departments

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 31, 2015

Matching grant fund applications are being accepted through Oct. 30.

Matching grant fund applications are being accepted through Oct. 30.

MDC seeks public input for Charlie Heath Memorial Conservation Area

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 28, 2015

Area plan will be available for public comment Sept. 1-30.

Draft plans for the Charlie Heath Conservation Area (CA) in Clark County will be

Cape Girardeau County welcomes new conservation agent

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 28, 2015

Ben Stratton is the new conservation agent for Cape Girardeau County.

Cape Girardeau County Conservation Agent Ben Stratton

MDC: Day on the River is Sept. 12

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 25, 2015

Tour and explore the mighty Mississippi River with conservation biologists.

Day on the River, Saturday, Sept. 12, in Cape Girardeau will offer free boat rid

MDC seeks experienced anglers to share fishing knowledge with others

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 25, 2015

MDC fisheries biologists in Cape Girardeau are looking for a few good anglers to share their knowledge and love of nature by teaching others how to fish.

Missouri Department of Conservation fisheries biologists in Cape Girardeau are l

MDC hosts Effective Wing Shooting Clinic in West Plains

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 25, 2015

Pre-registration is required for the event by Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Dick Vaught inducted into Missouri Conservation Hall of Fame

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 24, 2015

Waterfowler and researcher honored posthumously for lifetime of conservation work.

Vaught Hall of Fame Induction

MDC offers hundreds of crop fields around state for dove hunting

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 24, 2015

More than 180 MDC areas offer dove hunting with nearly 100 providing crop fields.

Migratory Bird Hunting Digest Cover

Wood chips flying off new canoe at MDC Discovery Center

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 24, 2015

Cottonwood tree is being transformed into teaching tool and play area.

Cottonwood Log Canoe

MDC offers effective wingshooting workshop in Pike County

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 24, 2015

The workshop is free, but registration is required by Sept. 4.

effective wingshooting

Agencies work together to host Family Farm and Forest Landowner Field Day near Eminence

News from the region

Ozark
Southeast
Aug 24, 2015

Free family-friendly event supports health and wealth of family farms and forests.

Young Angler

MDC leads 63 floaters on ‘mild’ Mississippi

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 21, 2015

Sun, sand and floatable water is much closer than some may think.

Missouri Department of Conservation naturalists, biologists, and experienced riv

Commission approves changes to 2016-2017 deer regulations

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 20, 2015

Approved changes include shortening November and antlerless portions and expanding late youth portion. Potential changes include allowing crossbows during archery seasons and reducing antlered deer limit.

Does in Icy Field

Fish die-off at Table Rock sites caused by natural events

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 20, 2015

MDC biologists suspect oxygen depletion is culprit in fish die-off events.

MDC offers Effective Wingshooting classes in KC area

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 20, 2015

Improve game harvest with sharpened shotgun skills and shot-shell knowledge.

effective wingshooting

MDC announces upcoming waterfowl seasons and outlook

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 19, 2015

Duck numbers are high, but limited food and cover and warm weather may limit availability.

Waterfowl Hunting

MDC gets $1.1 million in USDA funds for new program for landowners

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 18, 2015

New MDC Missouri Outdoor Recreation Access Program will expand outdoor recreation activities.

Lake Springfield boat ramp to be closed for extended period

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 18, 2015

Southwood Access boat launch to reopen when bridge project is finished.

Boat Ramp at Lake Springfield's Southwood Access Closed

MDC offers invasive plant clinic at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 18, 2015

Sept. 18 event to provide information on how to control exotic plant problems.

bush honeysuckle

MDC offers Hunter Education Skills Session in Paris

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 17, 2015

Registration is required and opens Sept. 10.

A hunter education volunteer helps a girl with a Hunter Education lesson.

MDC and partners host Monarch Madness Event Sept. 12

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 17, 2015

Visitors will enjoy interactive learning experiences like hourly monarch butterfly tagging and releases.

Butterfly on a flower

Cape Nature Center hosts Voices of Missouri’s Rivers author

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 14, 2015

Discover nature through Voices of Missouri's Rivers author presentation and book signing on Sept. 10 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Voices of Missouri’s Rivers

MDC offers food plot workshop Aug. 28 in Alton

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 14, 2015

The free food plot workshop will be Aug. 28 at the FEMA building on the Alton school campus.

Food Plot

MDC: Emerald ash borers found in Buchanan County

News from the region

Northwest
Aug 13, 2015

Foresters say homeowners should plan now to protect ash trees or replant.

Emerald ash borer beetle shown against penny

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