MDC News from 11/2016

Red cedars cut for Christmas trees benefit conservation

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 30, 2016

MDC partner hosting fundraiser for Kansas City Wildlands projects

Two people walking through a field of red cedars looking for the perfect Christmas tree.

MDC says there's still time to battle invasive honeysuckle

Nov 29, 2016

Late fall is a good time to battle invasive species that harms natural areas.

Invasive Honeysuckle

MDC offering advanced orienteering class again at Weldon Spring Conservation Area Dec. 3

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 29, 2016

Learn off-trail navigation techniques on one of the St. Louis region’s most popular and rugged conservation areas.

map and orienteering skills

MDC and partners host 38th Squaw Creek Eagle Days

News from the region

Northwest
Nov 29, 2016

Free event highlights eagles and conservation in northwest Missouri

Bald eagle resting on a branch in a tree.

MDC hosting Hank Shaw at Discovery Center in KC

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 28, 2016

Free presentation by noted game and fish cookbook author and blogger

Hank Shaw

Young hunters check nearly 3,000 deer during late youth portion

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 28, 2016

MDC reports harvest of 2,944 with top harvest counties being Pike with 70 deer checked, Howell with 55, and Lincoln and Osage with 52 each.

Youth Deer Hunting

Independence Christmas tree lights up governor’s lawn

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Statewide
Nov 28, 2016

A 30-foot eastern red cedar was selected for this year’s Christmas tree.

30-foot eastern red cedar tree being placed on the lawn of the governor's mansion.

MDC stocks rainbow trout at Kansas City urban lakes

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 23, 2016

Anglers can catch and cook trout normally found in cold-water Ozark streams.

Angler in a stream holding a rainbow trout.

MDC offers Missouri River Eagle Day in KC suburb

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 23, 2016

UPDATE 12/9/2016: EVENT CANCELLED.

Staff from Dickerson Park Zoo holds an eagle with its wings spread in front of an audience.

New exhibits coming to MDC’s Runge Nature Center

News from the region

Central
Nov 23, 2016

Nature center, trails to remain open during temporary exhibit closures.

Runge Exhibits

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces temporary trail closures

News from the region

Central
Nov 23, 2016

Trails will close Dec. 16 – 19 to accommodate a managed archery hunt on Runge property.

Children and adults walking on a path past a large oak tree at Runge Nature Center.

MDC reports November firearms deer harvest ends with 185,000-plus

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 23, 2016

Top harvest counties were Howell, Franklin, and Texas.

Hunters drag a harvested buck through a field.

Discover Nature with MDC through Eagle Days

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 21, 2016

See majestic eagles around the state from December through February.

Eagle swooping down over water, wings spread and talons extended

Shannon County conservation agent excited about new job

News from the region

Ozark
Nov 21, 2016

Zack Swindle carrying on family tradition of working in legal profession.

Conservation Agent Zach Swindle

Give holiday gifts from MDC Nature Shops

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 18, 2016

Visit an MDC nature center Nature Shop for gifts, or the Department’s online Nature Shop.

Cooking Wild

Discover nature with MDC 2017 Natural Events Calendar

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 16, 2016

Calendar is available for $7 plus tax and includes stunning images and daily tips to discover nature.

2017 Natural Events Calendar

MDC thanks hunters for help in collecting 19,200 tissue samples for CWD testing

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 15, 2016

Test results will help MDC evaluate next steps in CWD management efforts.

CWD Sampling Staff Image

Firearms Deer Season opening weekend harvest totals exceed 96,000+

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 14, 2016

Top harvest counties for opening weekend were Franklin, Howell, and Texas.

Buck harvest.

MDC school archery program brings out the best in St. Clair District students

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 10, 2016

Archery aids school resource officer in his job and improves students’ grades.

MoNASP archer poses with her arrows in the target.

MDC's Discovery Center hosts monarch habitat workshop

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 10, 2016

Experts working on urban monarch butterfly habitat convene in Kansas City

Monarch butterfly

MDC offers free campfire cooking class

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 10, 2016

Warm fire and good food part of class at Lake City Shooting Range

Pot full of food cooking over a campfire.

MDC’s Runge Nature Center recognized as top destination for family vacation

News from the region

Central
Nov 10, 2016

FlipKey identifies top six small cities in U.S. to visit, and activities include discovering nature in mid-Missouri.

A woman and her daughter walking on a trail at the Runge Nature Center.

Learn more about wildlife at MDC’s animal skull investigation programs

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 10, 2016

Programs held at Rockwoods Reservation and Busch Conservation Area reveal secrets locked in the heads of animals.

Little boy is looking at an animal skull.

MDC helps deer hunters Share the Harvest

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 10, 2016

Hunters can donate venison at Kansas City and St. Joseph locations

Share the Harvest venison burger.

MDC seeks new volunteers to help lead Discover Nature Fishing programs

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 10, 2016

Register to attend a free training program in Hannibal Dec. 3.

MDC volunteer teaching a group of people about fishing.

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