MDC News from 03/2016

Refuge part of MDC's Peck Ranch Area to close temporarily

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Ozark
Mar 31, 2016
Elk at Peck Ranch

MDC recognizes outstanding urban forestry in St. Joseph

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Northwest
Mar 31, 2016

Arbor Award salutes Martha Clark for tree expertise and programs.

Arbor Award salutes Martha Clark

MDC: Buoy near Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge tests water quality

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Southeast
Mar 31, 2016

Scientists ask boaters to be careful not to harm the delicate buoy as they pass under the bridge.

A yellow buoy tests water quality near a bridge

MDC saves thousands of trout with dam repair at Maramec Spring Hatchery

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St. Louis
Mar 31, 2016

MDC hatchery and construction staff team up to pull off an innovative repair on rearing pool dam.

A backhoe moves large boulders to repair a dam

MDC: Apply now for Discover Nature Girls Camp

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Southeast
Mar 31, 2016

Applications for this free summer camp must be received by April 22.

Three girls with practice rifles walk down a trail.

MDC invites public to April 23 naturescaping program

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Southwest
Mar 31, 2016

Attendees at Joplin event will receive free native trees and shrubs to take home.

Orange-red flowers on a butterfly milkweed in a yard

MDC: Twin Pines celebrates Ozark traditions with Heritage Day April 16

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Ozark
Mar 29, 2016

Bee keeping and Sassafras paddle making are just two of many demonstrations offered.

Twin Pines Conservation Education Center

MDC: Get involved in spring cleanup events in Cape Girardeau

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Southeast
Mar 29, 2016

Volunteers sought to clean up Cape Girardeau’s riverfront and Cape LaCroix Creek.

Cape LaCroix Creek cleanup trash

MDC recognizes outstanding urban forestry efforts

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Kansas City
Mar 29, 2016

Honors recognize contributions in Kansas City metro area

Wendy Sangster, Vicky Richmond, and Larry O'Donnell

MDC offers frontier arts at Lake City Rendezvous April 9

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Kansas City
Mar 29, 2016

Free event celebrates 1800s fur trade era skills featured in The Revenant

A man in frontier garb shows a table full of pelts to two boys.

MDC to hold hunter education skills course in Columbia April 12

News from the region

Central
Mar 29, 2016

Register by April 8 to take free course and be ready to hunt this spring.

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

Tree awards go to Springfield schools, Marshfield board

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Southwest
Mar 28, 2016

Springfield Public Schools, Marshfield Tree City USA board win state arbor awards.

Casey Jo Kellner, Shaun Smith, and Lisa Allen

Holts Summit angler catches state-record goldeye

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Statewide
Mar 28, 2016

MDC congratulates Brent Newton on breaking the state record by catching a 2-pound goldeye on the Osage River.

Brent Newton and his record goldeneye on the Osage River

MDC presents nature journaling program at Shaw Nature Reserve

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 28, 2016

Participants can immerse themselves in the art of journaling during this overnight program.

Nature Journaling

MDC-tagged paddlefish logging as many as 500 miles in migration

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 25, 2016
Swimming paddlefish

Hillsboro fisherman takes state-record black buffalo

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 25, 2016

MDC congratulates Travis Cardona on breaking state-record by shooting 74-pound black buffalo with bow and arrow at Duck Creek Conservation Area.

Travis Cardona holds his 74-pound record black buffalo at Duck Creek Conservation Area

MDC to hold youth turkey clinic, hunt in Clark Co. April 8 – 9

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Northeast
Mar 25, 2016

Free clinic aims to educate first-time turkey hunters, ages 11-15.

Spring Turkey Hunting

Record setting 1,450 student archers competed at MoNASP state tournament

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Statewide
Mar 23, 2016

Congratulations to all the student archers who made it to nationals!

School-aged archers compete in a tournament

MDC offers TRIM grants for community tree care

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Statewide
Mar 23, 2016

Annual cost-share grants can help communities fund tree care on public land.

Community Tree Planting

Trout fishing prospects look good at Lake Taneycomo

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Southwest
Mar 22, 2016

MDC predicts winter trout losses will have little impact on angling prospects in 2016.

Trout Fishing at Lake Taneycomo

MDC reports busy winter trapping feral hogs

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Statewide
Mar 22, 2016

Conservation Department urges the public to “Report, don’t shoot!” feral hogs.

Feral Hog Trapping Map

Upper Mississippi Waterfowl Blind Drawings go electronic this year

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 21, 2016

2016 marks the first time blind drawings will be held electronically instead of in-person.

Duck Hunters

MDC Wild Webcast: Talkin' Hogs

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Statewide
Mar 21, 2016

Join the April 6 webcast to learn about the dangers of and damage from feral hogs.

Feral hogs damaging spring

MDC encourages celebrating Missouri trees during Arbor Days in April

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 21, 2016

Conservation Department encourages planting of native trees and offers tips and other info.

Family Planting Tree

Now is time to sign up for MDC's Discover Nature Fishing

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 18, 2016

Free series of clinics will introduce families to the fun of fishing.

A young girl baits a hook at a fishing dock

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