MDC News from 10/2016

St. Louis area hunters help feed families in need by donating venison

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 31, 2016

Share the Harvest program improves quality of life for many families by making nutritious deer meat available through charitable donations.

Packaged venison.

MDC says southeast Missouri fall colors are peaking

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 28, 2016

Warm weather has subdued colors, but there are pockets of splendor to enjoy.

Sugar maple colorful leaves.

MDC co-hosts workshop for landowners in the Missouri River Hills area Nov. 10

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 28, 2016

MDC is partnering with the Katy Land Trust to present a free workshop to benefit both landowners and this unique natural landscape.

Missouri River Hills Area

Fall colors and elk bugles provide autumn feast for the senses

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 28, 2016

Elk bugles and autumn colors combine for a spectacular Ozarks production.

Elk in the field at Peck Ranch Conservation Area.

MDC's Springfield Nature Center to begin winter hours

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 28, 2016

Starting Nov. 1, trails will be open 6 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, building closed Sundays and Mondays.

Springfield Conservation Nature Center sign

Winter trout fishing kicks off in early November

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 26, 2016

MDC staff will stock 73,000 of the cold-water-loving fish in 32 urban-area lakes throughout the state.

Rainbow Trout

MDC and partners host Big Muddy Duck Hunt

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 26, 2016

Free hunt clinic in Holt County introduces youths to waterfowl hunting

Youth boy duck hunting.

Springfield Nature Center program to discuss managed hunt

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 24, 2016

Dec. 10-12 archery hunt among topics to be covered at Nov. 3 program

A deer standing in someone's front yard.

MDC offering prescribed burn workshop Oct. 29 in Warrenton

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 24, 2016

Participants will learn how to harness this effective land management tool at a free workshop this Saturday, which will include a demonstration burn.

Prescribed Burn

Columbia Bottom boat ramp open again after flood damage repairs

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 24, 2016

MDC crews completed major repairs and enacted measures to reduce the chances of future damage.

Columbia Bottom Boat Ramp

Public invited to attend MDC tree trimming workshops

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 20, 2016

Free November events to focus on tool selection and methods.

Tree overlooking a lake.

MDC stocks trout in southeast Missouri lakes

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 17, 2016

Perryville’s Legion Lake is added to MDC’s trout stocking program.

Trout being released in the stream.

MDC hosts Discover Nature Schools teacher training workshops in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Oct 17, 2016

Register today to attend a free workshop in November.

Teachers being taught about Discover Nature schools.

MDC to co-host tree care workshop Oct. 29 in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 14, 2016

Workshop will present best practices for healthy trees in landscapes

Man using a clipper to prune a tree branch

Springfield Nature Center event focuses on nocturnal nature

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 14, 2016

Free "Halloween Happening" program on Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 features guided night hikes.

owl

MDC offers hunters a guide to birding workshop Nov. 10

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 13, 2016

Free birding class at Parma Woods helps hunters add new element to days afield

Cedar waxwing eating fruit on a tree

MDC offices closed on Veterans Day, phone lines open

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 12, 2016

Call 573-751-4115 for questions about permits and hunter education.

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MDC welcomes Brian Maddox as resource forester for Iron County

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 11, 2016

MDC welcomes Brian Maddox as the new resource forester for Iron County.

Brian Maddox

MDC Runge Nature Center hosts Missouri Owls event Oct. 14

News from the region

Central
Oct 11, 2016

Learn how Missouri’s owls see, hear, hunt, and eat with MDC staff on Friday.

Owl sitting in a tree.

MDC accepts new track chair donations for KC area

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 11, 2016

Three new terrain-ready chairs make the outdoors accessible for all

A group of people present three track chairs to MDC. The trailer that transports the chairs is in the background.

MDC to offer deer processing class in Kirksville Nov. 1

News from the region

Northeast
Oct 11, 2016

Free clinic helps hunters process meat from field to freezer.

A group of people watch an instructor process a deer

MDC presents State Champion Tree award for blue ash in Sturgeon

News from the region

Central
Oct 11, 2016

Sturgeon claims title for largest blue ash in Missouri.

State Champion Blue Ash

MDC awards grants for community forestry

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 11, 2016

TRIM grants offer cost-sharing funding for government agencies, public schools, and nonprofit groups to manage, improve or conserve trees on public lands.

A man rakes mulch over the base of a tree.

MDC: Twin Pines Conservation Education Center implements seasonal hours

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 07, 2016

Due to the reduction of public use in the winter months Twin Pines will close from Dec. 1 to March 31, and reopen with regular operating hours April 1.

Twine Pines Education Center

MDC adds 10 new conservation agents

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 07, 2016

Congratulations to the conservation agent class of 2016!

2016 Conservation Agent graduating class

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