MDC News from 04/2017

Kids' Fishing Day scheduled for Montauk State Park

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 20, 2017

Anglers age 15 and under can fish for trout for free at May 6 event.

girl with trout

MDC reports feral hog numbers for first quarter 2017

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 19, 2017

Trapping, aerial gunning methods prove effective in the first few months of the year.

feral hogs in corral trap

Discover nature with MDC Wild Webcast on Birds and Birding May 10

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 19, 2017

Learn about birds and birding in Missouri and have your questions answered by MDC experts.

Two Eastern Bluebirds

Excelsior Springs youth harvests all-white wild turkey

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 19, 2017

MDC expert says white phase wild turkeys are rare.

white wild turkey

New Webster County conservation agent in familiar area

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 18, 2017

Andrew Feistel grew up in Springfield, was MDC volunteer in southwest Missouri.

Conservation Agent Andrew Feistel

MDC says head outside on Earth Day April 22

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 17, 2017

Urban conservation areas offer hiking destinations in Kansas City metro area

columbine

MDC biologists say don’t feed bears, take precautions when camping

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 17, 2017

Food can make the difference between peaceful co-existence with bears and problematic conflicts.

closeup of black bear

MDC seeks comments from Wappapello Lake anglers at upcoming open house meetings

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 17, 2017

Biologists will present recent data and hear from anglers May 4, 9 and 11.

MDC biologist holding two crappie

Celebrate Great Missouri Birding Trail at May special events

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 17, 2017

MDC and Missouri Bird Conservation Foundation invite birders and others to celebration events.

Great Missouri Birding Trail logo

MDC encourages motorists to give turtles a brake!

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 17, 2017

Slow down when you see a turtle in the road and try to safely steer around it.

box turtle crossing road

Henges Shooting Range hosts St. Charles County high school outdoor education program

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 14, 2017

Students learn lifetime outdoor activities like shooting sports through a semester-long unit in their physical education classes.

Timberland High School student shooting a gun.

Schools win MDC and MoDOT “No MOre Trash!” trashcan contest

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 13, 2017

Congratulations to winning schools Cowgill Elementary, Randall Elementary, and Southwest Livingston County R1!

Cowgill Elementary winning NMT entry

MDC: Welcome back hummingbirds!

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 12, 2017

Missourians will begin seeing hummingbirds in April as the tiny long-distance migrants return.

ruby-throated hummingbird in flight

MDC reminds people, “Don’t adopt wildlife!”

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 12, 2017

Leave baby wild animals where you find them, or put them back in the nest area.

Mother rabbit feeding young

MDC invites new turkey hunters to mentored hunt at Mark Twain Lake

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 11, 2017

Conservation partners work together to open 4,000 acres of public land for special hunt.

mentor teaching new turkey hunter

MDC finds prairie chicken count up at Dunn Ranch

News from the region

Northwest
Apr 11, 2017

Prairie chicken release program bolstered local population

MDC staff release two prairie chickens

MDC encourages turkey hunters to remember safety while hunting

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 11, 2017

Be aware of all surroundings while hunting this time of year because the woods are full of outdoor enthusiasts.

Male turkey.

MDC to host free Discover Nature — Fishing event May 13

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 10, 2017

Families welcome to learn various outdoor skills at Sedalia Rod and Gun Club

kid learning to fish

Young turkey hunters harvest 4,060 birds during youth weekend

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 10, 2017

Top harvest counties were Franklin, Callaway, and Gasconade.

young turkey hunter with mentor

Apply now for MDC TRIM grants to help communities, schools and nonprofits

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 07, 2017

Grants assist with tree planting, inventory, removal, pruning and employee training.

oak leaves

Conservation Commission plants tree at MDC headquarters in celebration of Missouri Arbor Day

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 07, 2017

MDC encourages people to plant native trees and practice proper tree care.

Conservation Commission plants tree at MDC headquarters in celebration of Missouri Arbor Day

MDC sets migratory game bird and waterfowl hunting seasons

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 07, 2017

New hunting-zone boundaries approved in 2016 will be implemented beginning this year.

duck hunting

MDC congratulates MoNASP 3D State Tournament winners

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 06, 2017

MoNASP 3D State Tournament drew more than 300 students from around Missouri.

Sam Sisk with MDC's Eric Edwards receiving the his awards.

Sign up now for MDC’s Discover Nature Girls’ Camp

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 06, 2017

This free, three day camp helps girls learn outdoor skills to last a lifetime.

Discover Nature Girls Camp Participants

Celebrate Earth Day with MDC at State Capitol, Runge Nature Center

News from the region

Central
Apr 05, 2017

Various activities offer fun, educational opportunities for students, families to discover nature.

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