MDC News from 06/2016

MDC partners with QDMA to hold deer management workshop in New Haven

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 14, 2016

This free workshop will help landowners create better habitat on their property to attract more deer.

A buck with a big rack of antlers walks out of the woods

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts ‘Feeding Frenzy’

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 14, 2016

See how volunteers and naturalists feed the center’s reptiles, amphibians and fish.

Close up of a snake eating a mouse

MDC’s Nature Center at Night focuses on pond life

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 14, 2016

This “after hours” event gives working parents an opportunity to bring their family.

Bullfrog

MDC Wild Webcast: The Buzz About Pollinators -- June 21

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 14, 2016

Join us on Tuesday, June 21, from noon - 1 p.m. to learn how butterflies, bees, and other pollinators help us, what threatens them, and how you can help.

Monarch Butterfly on MIlkweed

MDC searches for vehicle in elk poaching case

News from the region

Ozark
Jun 14, 2016

A reward of nearly $4,500 is offered for information in elk poaching case.

Poached Elk

Missouri frogging season begins June 30 at sunset

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 13, 2016

MDC reminds folks to frog with either fishing or small-game hunting permit, unless exempt.

A boy in a yellow shirt and a bright headlamp holds a bullfrog and a gig

Runge Conservation Nature Center encourages hometown discovery with Passport Jefferson City

News from the region

Central
Jun 10, 2016

Participating locations offer free activities and prizes.

A school class walks along a trail past a large oak tree

Discover nature with MDC at Catfish Camp Aug. 6-7

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 10, 2016

Learn the basics of catching big catfish on Missouri's big rivers at this free camp.

An adult angler and two children hold a large catfish in their boat

MDC offers frog gigging clinic for youth in East Prairie

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 10, 2016

This free event welcomes ages seven to 17 to try their hand at frogging.

Frog in the water

MDC offers a wetland management field day on June 28

News from the region

Northwest
Jun 10, 2016

Free Chariton County event will address wetland maintenance and restoration

People managing wetlands

MDC offers Native Warm-Season Grass Workshop in Linn

News from the region

Central
Jun 10, 2016

Register to attend this free workshop by July 7.

Cows in a field

Acoustic musical artist John Nilsen to perform at Runge Conservation Nature Center June 23

News from the region

Central
Jun 09, 2016

MDC invites public to free concert, photo exhibit in Jefferson City.

John Nilsen posing in front of a grand piano

Black bear sighted in Franklin County, MDC urges “Don’t feed bears!”

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 07, 2016

A black bear has been reported and photographed the past few days near Robertsville and Lonedell.

Black Bear in Garbage Can

Everton angler catches state-record white crappie

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 07, 2016

Congratulations to Colby Conn on breaking the state record by catching a 1-pound, 5-ounce white crappie with a trotline on Stockton Lake.

Colby Conn holding up his state-record white crappie

Black bear travels nearly 400 miles across southern Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 06, 2016

Traveling black bear is a reminder to be “Bear Aware.”

Black Bear

Missouri Department of Conservation Director Robert L. Ziehmer Announces Resignation

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 06, 2016

After six and half years, Ziehmer is stepping down as director effective July 15.

MDC Director Robert L. Ziehmer with elk arriving

Tree health in the Ozarks, a growing concern

News from the region

Ozark
Southwest
Southeast
Jun 03, 2016

People with tree concerns or questions can get answers at June 18 event.

view from Stegall Mountain on Peck Ranch Conservation Area shows a portion of the forested Ozarks.

MDC seeks public input on Danville and Mansfield conservation areas

News from the region

Central
Jun 03, 2016

Public comment period runs through June 30.

Wildflowers growing among snag trees in Danville Conservation Area

MDC: Public input sought for Coldwater Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 02, 2016

The area management plan is open for public review in June.

Wooded area at Coldwater Conservation Area

MDC offers free class on fishing with alternative methods

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 02, 2016

Class at Burr Oak Woods teaches about trot lines, jug lines, and archery fishing

Little girl learning how to fish using trot lines

MDC hosts Hunter Education Skills Session at Perryville Elks Lodge

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 02, 2016

Register online for the July 29 course.

Father and son wearing hunter orange return from a successful turkey hunt. The boy has a turkey over his shoulder.

One man, three counties, 19 wildlife violations

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 02, 2016

Farmington man’s catfish wasn’t taken by a legal method.

Anthony Stacy Illegal Catfish

MDC’s Discover Nature—Fishing program expands, adds new St. Louis area lake

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 01, 2016

This free program designed to teach the basics of fishing to youths and families now offers a north county location.

Little boy holding his fish

MDC seeks public input for Crooked River area plan

News from the region

Northwest
Jun 01, 2016

Public can comment in June on management plans for area in Ray County

quail

MDC seeks public input for Pinhook Access

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 01, 2016

Public can comment in June on management plans for Pettis County area

Angler showing off his hand-sized sunfish

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