MDC News from 12/2016

MDC Notable News from 2016

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 30, 2016

2016 was a year of change for the Missouri Department of Conservation with the addition of a new director, additional lands open for public use, renovations to facilities, state fishing records, and more.

Sara Parker Pauley

Emerald ash borer found in Laclede County

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 29, 2016

Recent discovery is first evidence of tree pest in southwest Missouri.

Emerald Ash Borer

Venison is a special gift to those in need from MDC’s Share the Harvest program

News from the region

St. Louis
Dec 28, 2016

Deer meat donated by St. Louis area hunters makes a real difference in the lives of local families.

A client of the Saints Joachim & Ann Care Service Food Pantry in St. Peters, holds up venison donated through MDC’s Share the Harvest Program.

Apply online for MDC spring managed turkey hunts

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 28, 2016
Apply at mdc.mo.gov/springturkeyhunts between Jan. 6 and Feb. 28.
Wild Turkeys

MDC invites public to prescribed burn workshops

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 23, 2016

January workshops in Barton and Newton counties for people who want to use fire to improve their land.

prescribed burn

MDC and partners host Smithville Lake Eagle Days Jan. 7-8

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 22, 2016

Free event will include live raptor show and nature exhibits

eagle

MDC offers outdoor options in KC area during holidays

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 22, 2016

Free programs provide cabin fever relief

Snow-covered path in the woods at Burr Oak Woods

MDC seeks recycled Christmas trees to benefit fish and anglers

News from the region

St. Louis
Dec 22, 2016

St. Louis area residents can put their used natural Christmas trees to good use after the holidays.

Christmas Tree Recycling

MDC, MU Raptor Rehabilitation Project release wild bald eagle in Boone County

News from the region

Central
Dec 21, 2016

Rehabilitated raptor gets a second chance at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area.

eagle release

MDC crew moves fishing dock at Lake Jacomo

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 20, 2016

Move will improve fishing opportunities at the Jackson County park lake

fishing dock

MDC Parma Woods and Lake City ranges closed for weather

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 19, 2016

MDC Parma Woods and Lake City ranges in KC area closed Saturday for weather

MDC offers free basic archery Instructor training for teachers Feb. 4 in Arnold

News from the region

St. Louis
Dec 19, 2016

Participants will gain certification to teach the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program in their schools.

MoNASP

MDC reports halfway mark on results of deer samples being tested for CWD

Dec 19, 2016

Results from more than 12,000 samples include two positive cases of chronic wasting disease in Jefferson and Franklin counties.

CWD Sampling

MDC says frost flowers can be part of landscaping

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 16, 2016

Native plants in gardens and pollinator plantings can produce icy blooms in winter.

frost flower

Conservation Commission approves changes to smallmouth and rock bass regulations

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 16, 2016

The regulation changes become effective on March 30, 2017.

Smallmouth bass in landing net.

MDC sets upcoming deer and turkey hunting dates

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 16, 2016

For more information on deer and turkey hunting, visit mdc.mo.gov.

Deer Hunting

MDC offers prescribed burn workshop in Gasconade County

News from the region

Central
Dec 15, 2016

Register to attend this FREE workshop on fire as an important land-management tool.

A person managing a prescribed burn.

MDC to drop water levels at Fox Valley Lake near Kahoka

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 14, 2016

Winter drawdown aims to reduce nuisance plants and spur largemouth bass growth in spring.

largemouth bass

MDC hosts third annual ice fishing workshop in Hunnewell on Jan. 21

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 14, 2016

Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature Fishing workshop and learn on-the-ice fishing techniques.

ice fishing

MDC invites youth to fly tying workshop in Edina on Jan. 15

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 14, 2016

Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature Fishing clinic and learn how to use specialized equipment.

fly tying

MDC names Sarah Ettinger-Dietzel as new Iron County conservation agent

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 13, 2016

MDC has named Sarah Ettinger-Dietzel as a conservation agent for Iron County.

Sarah Ettinger-Dietzel is a new conservation agent for Iron County.

MDC offers fish gigging clinic Jan. 14 for Oregon County

News from the region

Ozark
Dec 13, 2016

MDC will host Introduction to Fish Gigging in Oregon County, Saturday, Jan. 14, from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

Someone gigging fish from the front of a boat at night.

MDC hosts basic fly tying clinic in Kirksville on Jan. 7

Dec 13, 2016

Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature Fishing workshop and learn how to use specialized equipment.

Fly Tying

MDC accepting applications for MRAP walk-in hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing program

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 12, 2016

Participating landowners get annual incentive payments and habitat improvement help.

MRAP

Learn how to help wildlife as they den up for the winter

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 12, 2016

Knowing who hibernates, who doesn’t, and how to help can make all the difference for wildlife.

Groundhog preparing to den for the winter.

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