MDC News from 06/2016

MDC Runge Nature Center invites kids to creek crawl

News from the region

Central
Jun 30, 2016

Kids can discover nature by exploring Nature Center creek with MDC staff July 15.

Kids in Creek

MDC invites families to free frogging clinic in Saline County July 29

News from the region

Central
Jun 30, 2016

Register youth ages 7-17 and a parent or mentor by July 27 to discover the challenge of frogging.

Kid With Frog

Registration for reallocation of Upper Mississippi waterfowl blind sites opens July 5

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 30, 2016

The online reallocation drawing will be held to allocate relinquished blind sites.

Three duck hunters take aim as another hunter calls in ducks. The hunters are in camoflage, and standing in thigh-deep water.

MDC offers private landowners payments for public access

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 30, 2016

Program aims to boost wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation opportunities.

MRAP

Jay Henges Shooting Range holds Hunter Education Day Camp July 25-29

Jun 30, 2016

Kids will get the chance to become hunter education certified and learn a number of outdoor skills at this free day camp.

Kid Shooting Gun

122 MoNASP student archers compete in 2016 World Archery Tournament

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 29, 2016

MDC congratulates all Missouri student archers who took part in world archery tournament.

Caleb Stillians with his trophies from the 2016 NASP World Archery Tournament

Cicadas begin their summer sounds in July

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 29, 2016

Discover nature and learn more about the periodical and annual cicada.

Up close picture of an annual cicada

MDC's Bushwhacker Lake switches to managed deer hunts

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 28, 2016

Application period for area's six managed hunts begins July 1.

Three deer in a conservation area

MDC encourages campers to buy firewood where they plan to burn it!

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 27, 2016

Don’t move firewood! Moving firewood can transfer invasive, tree-killing pests.

Family huddled around a fire

MDC reminds people in the outdoors to celebrate safely!

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 27, 2016

Be very careful with fireworks, campfires, and other sources of fire that could cause a wildfire.

A man in camoflage hunting gear sits at a picnic table by a campfire in a fire ring.

MDC and conservation partners host Prairie Day

News from the region

Northwest
Jun 27, 2016

Visitors enjoy bison, wildflowers and prairie ecology exhibits at Dunn Ranch

MDC staffer talks to partipants at Prairie Days. He is standing in a prairie with hip-high plants and flowers.

MDC cultivates ‘Close to home fishing’ in southeast Missouri communities

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 24, 2016

Local biologists use love of nature to inspire quality fishing experiences for the region.

A man measuring a fish.

Commission approves hog-hunting ban on MDC lands

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 24, 2016

Hunting feral hogs will be prohibited on Conservation Department lands effective Sept. 30.

Feral hogs wallowing in a stream

Conservation Commission names Tom Draper MDC Interim Director

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 24, 2016

MDC Deputy Director Draper will temporarily lead Missouri conservation agency.

MDC Interim Director Tom Draper

Jumping Oak Galls turn Oak trees brown in Southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 24, 2016

Missouri Department of Conservation foresters say not to worry.

Oak Galls

MDC: Girls discover nature at Camp SEMO

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 24, 2016

Hands on training, wild game samples and fun in the outdoors lead to a lifelong love of nature.

Girls at Camp SEMO

MDC managed deer hunt online application opens July 1

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 21, 2016

Apply online from July 1-31 for a shot at more than 100 Missouri managed deer hunts.

Young deer hunter being mentored by adult

MDC offers bow frogging class in St. Charles County July 8

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 21, 2016

Participants will learn an up and coming sport that gives frog hunters some unique advantages.

A bow hunter with a headlamp shoots at a frog along a stream

New MDC program offers landowners payments to let public use their land for outdoor recreation

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 20, 2016

The Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program is giving additional incentives for owners of land in the St. Louis area.

Hunter reading the signage at an MRAP area.

Hummingbirds gone from feeders? They'll be back

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 17, 2016

MDC biologist says migrants increase feeder visits in spring and late summer.

A ruby-throated hummingbird with blurred wingbeats at a bird feeders.

MDC holds Learn to Deer Hunt Open House at Jay Henges Shooting Range July 12

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 16, 2016

This free event will be an opportunity for newcomers to learn more and take the first steps toward a lifetime activity.

Deer hunter walking in the woods

MDC offers private landowners payments for public access

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 15, 2016

Program is designed to boost outdoor recreation access and wildlife habitat.

Man fills out a registration form an an MRAP entrance.

Florissant couple receives national Volunteer Hunter Education Hall of Fame Award

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 15, 2016

Jim and Peggy Ragland were recognized with the national honor May 25 at the International Hunter Education Association conference in Vermont.

Jim and Peggy Ragland received the Volunteer Hunter Education Hall of Fame Award

Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center debuts new video wall and sound system

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 15, 2016

The nature center recently received an extensive AV upgrade to its auditorium promising a more immersive experience for audiences.

A woman stands on a stage in front of a video wall and sound system

MDC and partners look to future at Prairie Days festival

News from the region

Northwest
Jun 15, 2016

Free event June 24-25 at Dunn Ranch celebrates grasslands and conservation

prairie at Dunn Ranch

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