MDC News from 04/2016

MDC hosts Kids’ Fishing Day on May 14 at Maramec Spring Park

News from the region

Southeast
Central
Apr 29, 2016

Kids ages 15 years and under can discover the fun of trout fishing at free all-day event.

Trout Fishing

Ozark Timber Industry Partnership Celebration presents activities for all

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 29, 2016

Nature programs, logger training and more are planned for the May 14 event at Eminence City Park.

Trees turn colors across a broad valley from Stegall Mountain at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

Conservation Commission plants tree to celebrate Arbor Day

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 29, 2016

MDC encourages people to plant native trees and practice proper tree care.

Commissioner Tree Planting

MDC sets upcoming migratory game bird and waterfowl seasons

Apr 29, 2016

Includes more days for dove hunting, 60-day duck season, and changes for geese.

Duck Hunting Group

Another St. Louis area angler catches a state-record skipjack herring

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 28, 2016

MDC congratulates Steve Wengler on breaking the pole-and-line state record by catching a 2-pound, 5-ounce skipjack herring on the Mississippi River.

Steve Wengler holds his record skipjack herring near the Mississippi River.

MDC offers free Discover Nature — Fishing classes

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 28, 2016

Program teaches fishing skills at Plattsburg and St. Joseph

Discover Nature Fishing

Youth fishing event set for May 7 at Bennett Spring

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 28, 2016

Education stations will also be part of free Kids Fishing Day event.

Kids Fishing Day at Bennett Springs State Park

MDC offers free Discover Nature Girls Camp in High Hill

News from the region

Central
Apr 27, 2016

Girls ages 11-15 will learn outdoor skills and earn hunter education certification this summer during a three-day camp.

A conservation agent walks with three girls carrying shotguns down a trail.

Marble Hill partners with MDC to manage Pellegrino Lake

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 27, 2016

A grand opening of the lake is set for May 21 with fishing activities for the public.

Pelligrino Lake

O’Fallon angler takes state-record skipjack herring

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 27, 2016

Congratulations to James Lucas on breaking the state record by snagging a 1-pound, 10-ounce skipjack herring on the Mississippi River.

James Lucas holds his record skipjack herring.

MDC offers livestream links to view KC area falcon nests

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 27, 2016

Peregrine falcons with eggs at two nest sites can be viewed online

A peregrine falcon looks at its nestlings in a nesting box.

MDC offers free pond management workshop May 12

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 27, 2016

Workshop at Holden offers tips on building or improving ponds for fishing

A large pond with a grassy bank and trees

Jefferson City angler catches state-record river redhorse

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 25, 2016

MDC congratulates Dan Schmitz on breaking the state record by catching a 9-pound, 13-ounce river redhorse on the Tavern Creek near St. Elizabeth.

Dan Schmitz holds his record river redhorse on Tavern Creek.

MDC offers free Discover Nature — Fishing event May 14

Apr 25, 2016

Outdoor skills event for families offered at Sedalia Rod and Gun Club.

Discover Nature Fishing

MDC Lost Valley Hatchery to host Kids Fishing Day May 7

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 22, 2016

Free event at Warsaw teaches angling skills and youth can catch and keep fish.

Kid Fishing at Lost Valley

MDC Cape Nature Center says ‘Don’t let your bucket list rust’

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 22, 2016

Fishin’ Magicians program inspires guests to get outdoors.

Fishin’ Magicians Amy Short and Steve Craig

MDC finds prairie chicken numbers up at Dunn Ranch

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 22, 2016

Birds using more leks, a hopeful sign for endangered prairie species.

Prairie Chickens at Dunn Ranch

MDC finds new CWD cases during past‐season testing

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 22, 2016

Department will increase CWD monitoring this fall with mandatory testing in 29 counties.

MDC CWD Management Zones

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing classes in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Apr 22, 2016

Four Discover Nature – Fishing courses offered on Tuesday evenings in May.

Girl Fishing

Schools win MDC and MoDOT "No MOre Trash!" contest

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 21, 2016

Congratulations to East Elementary, Hermann Middle School, and Cross Keys Middle School!

2016 NMT Winner East Elementary

MDC Cape Nature Center holds Earth Day celebration Saturday

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 21, 2016

The nature center will celebrate Earth Day this Saturday with A Southeast Earth Day.

Flowers in the foreground line a pond at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

MDC: Cape Nature Center presents Bats of Missouri program Wednesday

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 21, 2016

Though portrayed by Hollywood as scary, the real scary story is the current plight of native bats.

Bat

Bash trash with MDC and MoDOT Trash Bash!

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 20, 2016

Volunteer to clean up litter through May 15 and report efforts online at nomoretrash.org.

2016 Trash Bash Logo

Blinds open to photographers at MDC's Cooley Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 20, 2016

Wetland and nearby forested bluff provide good birding and hiking opportunities.

Waterfowl Blinds at Cooley Lake Conservation Area

MDC: Winona Landowner Elk Workshop set for May 14

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 19, 2016

Landowners will take habitat tours, learn current status of Missouri’s elk herd.

A bull elk and a cow stand in a field.

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