MDC News from 05/2016

MDC: Invasive Emerald Ash Borer continues to threaten Missouri’s ash trees

News from the region

Southeast
May 12, 2016

Southeast Missouri hosts two thirds of the state’s known invasive population.

Map of Missouri displaying where EAB have been recorded.

MDC Cape Nature Center offers Father's Day Fishing: Pond to Plate

News from the region

Southeast
May 10, 2016

Missouri is a great place to fish and fishing is a great way to celebrate Father’s Day.

A man watches as his daughter reels in her line.

MDC encourages motorists to give turtles a brake!

News from the region

Statewide
May 10, 2016

Check for traffic and then move turtles across the road in the direction they are traveling.

three-toed box turtle

Regular spring turkey season ends with 44,187 birds harvested

News from the region

Statewide
May 09, 2016

Top harvest counties were Franklin, St. Clair, and Texas.

Turkey Harvest

MDC confirms black bear poached in Jefferson County

News from the region

St. Louis
May 06, 2016

Investigation conducted by conservation agents uncovers sufficient evidence to file charges.

A black bear walks through a grassy field.

Wet a line with MDC at kids' fishing clinic in Jefferson City

News from the region

Central
May 06, 2016

Help kids get hooked on the thrill of fishing, and discover nature.

A girl in a Minnie Mouse t-shirt proudly holds up a small fish she caught

MDC to host women’s shooting academy in Columbia this June

News from the region

Central
May 06, 2016

Register to attend a free series of courses introducing women to basics of shooting sports.

A woman uses a handgun to shoot at a target at an outdoor range.

Twin Pines Conservation Center presents Nature at Night

News from the region

Ozark
May 05, 2016

Learn about animals that are active only at night.

A flying squirrel on a tree branch

MDC provides grant for upgrades at Higginsville City Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
May 05, 2016

Completed project makes lake more accessible for anglers and boaters

A group gathers as Jim Urfer accepts a check from Trish Yasger for improvements to Higginsville City Lake.

Twin Pines Conservation Education Center hosts Family Fish Day

News from the region

Ozark
May 05, 2016

Twin Pines will host Family Fish Day, Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Squirrel, black-bass seasons open Memorial Day weekend

News from the region

Statewide
May 05, 2016

Get more hunting and fishing information from MDC website at mdc.mo.gov.

Fishin’ Magicians fish for butterflies during May 13 program at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

News from the region

St. Louis
May 05, 2016
Comic magician duo pulls butterflies out of pupae for an evening of education and entertainment.
Amy Short and Steve Craig crouch by a flowering plant.

MDC to hold vehicle and equipment auction June 4 in Salem

News from the region

Statewide
May 04, 2016

View auction items and preregister day before or see list online at mdc.mo.gov/auction.

O’Fallon angler sets another state fishing record

News from the region

Statewide
May 04, 2016

Congratulations to James Lucas on setting the state record by catching an 8-pound, 6-ounce hybrid striped bass with a throwline on the Mississippi River.

James Lucas holds his record hybrid striped bass on the banks of the Mississippi

MDC: Youth Bowfishing Clinic scheduled for June 10 in Cape Girardeau

News from the region

Southeast
May 03, 2016
A young bowfishing boy takes aim from a boulder on a river bank.

MDC offers new Missouri Conservationist app

News from the region

Statewide
May 03, 2016

Get Conservation Department’s award-winning magazine right on mobile devices.

Missouri Conservationist App

Public invited to share ideas about future management of Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

News from the region

St. Louis
May 03, 2016

Powder Valley’s public comment period runs through May 31.

Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts Wild Heart in concert this Friday

News from the region

Southeast
May 03, 2016

Bring the family for this fun, free nature-filled event.

Wild Heart performs outdoors

Kids' Fishing Day set for May 14 at Roaring River

News from the region

Southwest
May 03, 2016

Adult volunteers needed to help at free fishing event.

kid trout fishing

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts two June canoeing programs

News from the region

Southeast
May 03, 2016

Learn to discover Missouri from a paddler’s view, the way it might’ve looked in the 1800s.

Two people in a canoe paddle down a calm river.

MDC plans archery instructor training class

News from the region

Southwest
May 03, 2016

Free May 24 class will be held at O'Reilly-Tefft Gym n Springfield.

Archery Instructor Course

MDC to host women’s archery workshop in Columbia May 24

News from the region

Central
May 02, 2016

Register to attend a free workshop to introduce women to the joys of archery.

A woman draws back a bow before shooting at a target

MDC seeks ideas about future management of Young Conservation Area

News from the region

St. Louis
May 02, 2016

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

Water rushes down a stony creek bed.

Four win science fair offered by MDC

News from the region

Statewide
May 02, 2016

MDC congratulates winners of its 2016 Discover Nature Schools Science Fair and thanks participants.

Hurley Elementary First Graders

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