MDC News from 04/2016

MDC helps grow new generation of turkey hunters, conservationists

News from the region

Central
Apr 15, 2016

Free clinics and mentored hunts in central Missouri help connect kids with nature

An adult mentor watches as a girl take aim at a turkey

MDC creates butterfly habitat at Wilder Museum

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 15, 2016

Plantings will focus on attracting monarchs to famed author's home.

Volunteers plant flowers for butterflies in a hillside.

MDC helps grow new generation of turkey hunters, conservationists

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 15, 2016

Free clinic and mentored hunt in northeast Missouri connects kids with nature

A group of youth turkey hunters and their mentors show off their harvest.

Warren County conservation agent settling into his new post

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 15, 2016

Agent Bob Lyons is getting to know the county’s people and natural resources.

Bob Lyons

MDC: Don’t forget your turkey permit

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 15, 2016

Spring turkey regular season runs from April 18- May 8.

cover of the 2016 Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet

MDC offers special outdoor skills training workshops for teachers

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 15, 2016

Educators can enrich the lives of their students by introducing them to life-long outdoor activities.

A woman draws back a bow before shooting at a target

New Great Missouri Birding Trail website takes flight

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 14, 2016

Visit greatmissouribirdingtrail.com to find the best places to bird in Missouri.

Great Missouri Birding Trail logo

MDC offers free Discover Nature — Fishing programs

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 13, 2016

Upcoming classes in the Kansas City area teach angling basics

Discover Nature Fishing

MDC to host Arbor Day observance April 30 in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 13, 2016

Free tree seedlings and advice on tree care available at event

A young bearded man looks over free tree information at an Arbor Day celebration.

MDC releases prairie chickens in northwest Missouri

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 12, 2016

Birds trapped in Nebraska are released to boost Harrison County flocks.

Prairie Chicken Tracking

Cape Fair angler catches state-record white bass

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 11, 2016

Congratulations to James Wright on setting the state record by catching a 3-pound, 4-ounce white bass on Table Rock Lake.

James Wright holds his record white bass

Young turkey hunters harvest 4,145 birds during youth weekend

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 11, 2016

Callaway, Franklin, and Green come in as top-three harvest counties.

Spring Turkey Hunting

MDC: This fox says ‘Don’t litter!’

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 08, 2016

A plastic bag is to blame for the loss of a fox’s back leg.

Injured Red Fox

Get kids hooked through Kids Free Fishing Days at trout parks

Apr 08, 2016

MDC encourages kids 15 and younger to enjoy three days of free trout fishing!

Kids Trout Fishing

MDC Little River Conservation Area open for use

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 08, 2016
A family fishes off a dock at Little River conservation area

MDC welcomes new naturalist for NW Region

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 08, 2016

Jada Tressler will present nature education programs

Jada Tressler

MDC to host Discover Nature – Forest and Wildlife Workshop in Portland April 16

News from the region

Central
Apr 07, 2016

Register to attend free program on improving woodland management on private property

A stand of trees with budding spring foliage

Reeds Spring fisherman takes state-record freshwater drum

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 07, 2016

MDC congratulates Joshua Cole on breaking the state record by shooting 30-pound, 15-ounce freshwater drum with bow and arrow on Table Rock Lake.

Joshua Cole with his record freshwater drum

MDC assists with annual Blue River Rescue cleanup

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 05, 2016

Volunteers plant trees and collect trash from Kansas City stream and tributaries

volunteers pose before a large pile of blue trash bags full of garbage retrieved from a river.

Public invited to share ideas about future management of Catawissa Conservation Area

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 05, 2016

Those interested in having input on the area’s 10-year management plan are invited to share their ideas during the month of April.

partial view of catawissa conservation area map

MDC offers invasive tree pest workshop in Columbia May 3

News from the region

Central
Apr 05, 2016

Register to attend a free course on how to protect Missouri’s trees.

an emerald ash borer peeks out of a D-shaped hole in a tree trunk.

MDC: Welcome back hummingbirds!

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 05, 2016

Discover nature and learn more about the ruby-throated hummingbird.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird in mid-flight

MDC invites women to discover nature at summer workshop May 13-15

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 05, 2016

Weekend camp offers women a variety of outdoors skills courses

Two women paddle a canoe down a stream

MDC recommends native species for spring planting

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 04, 2016

Free program at Gorman Discovery Center explores native plants for landscaping

Redbud tree in bloom

Public invited to share ideas about future management of Crooked Creek Conservation Area

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 04, 2016

Those interested in having input on the area’s 10-year management plan are invited to share their ideas during the month of April.

Crooked Creek Conservation Area

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