MDC News from 06/2017

Public input sought for Coleman Memorial Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 30, 2017

Citizens can offer ideas for management of area July 1-31.

Coleman Memorial Conservation Area sign

MDC biologists band Canada geese in Southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 30, 2017

Survival and harvest rates collected influence hunting season lengths and limits.

MDC Wildlife Regional Supervisor Matt Bowyer shows Nolan, 7, of Jackson how to place a band on a Canada goose at Cape County Park North.

Dickey to head MDC Southwest Region's Protection staff

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 30, 2017

Republic native will supervise conservation agents in 17 counties.

Jason Dickey

Explore outdoors this July at MDC’s Runge Nature Center

News from the region

Central
Jun 30, 2017

Beat the heat and discover nature through summer programming

Kids exploring the outdoors.

MDC hosting Big Buffalo Creek private land workshop

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 30, 2017

Free July 15 workshop will help property owners manage to help fish and wildlife

Big Buffalo Creek

Seniors get big benefits from outdoor activities

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 29, 2017

Hiking, hunting, gardening and volunteering are just a few senior-friendly activities.

Jamie Koehler, assistant manager at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, and Judy Lang, a nature center volunteer, install a bee hotel in a native plant garden.

Japanese beetles and EAB wreak havoc on Missouri’s plants and trees

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 29, 2017

The two pests look similar to one another, but are easy to tell apart.

Japanese Beetle and EAB

Discover nature with MDC at FREE Catfish Clinic Aug. 19 in NEMO

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 28, 2017

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

People holding up their catfish they caught for a picture.

Become a naturalist at MDC's Runge Nature Center

Jun 28, 2017

iNaturalist app allows users to identify species on the nature center grounds

Logo for iNaturalist App.

MDC welcomes outside partners in St. Louis area to its Discover Nature—Fishing program

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 28, 2017

MDC is taking a new angle on teaching the popular youth angler education program.

Young angler shows off her catch.

MDC expands deer feeding ban to 41 counties in response to CWD

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 28, 2017

Placing food or minerals for deer is now prohibited in 12 more counties starting July 1 to help limit the spread of chronic wasting disease.

CWD Management Zone Counties and Sampling Counties

MDC reminds people to celebrate safely!

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 28, 2017

Be careful with fireworks, campfires, and other sources of fire that could cause a wildfire.

two kids at a campfire

MDC offers frog gigging clinic July 7 at BK Leach for both youth and their mentors

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 27, 2017

Mentors can also learn this entertaining summer pastime at this free MDC program.

A group of youths prepares to go frog hunting.

MDC to host free Missouri River trip Aug. 1 in KC area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 27, 2017

Summer tour by motorboat to see wildlife and the river's varied scenery

Touring the Missouri River by boat

MDC’s Discover Nature Girls Camp teaches outdoor skills, builds confidence

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 23, 2017

Teaching outdoor skills from an early age helps girls continue traditions of hunting and fishing.

Group pic of participants at Discover Nature Girls Camp at Wappapello Lake.

MDC commissioner hosts annual fishing clinic for Ferguson kids in Pike County

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 22, 2017

Youths from the Ferguson Strength and Honor Mentoring and Tutoring Program spent Saturday afternoon fishing in rural Pike County thanks to MDC Commissioner James T. Blair IV.

Ferguson Kids Fishing Clinic

MDC’s Powder Valley Nature Center offers three Down and Dirty programs this summer—Sept. date change

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 21, 2017

Unique programs can help both children and parents discover the advantages of dirt.

kid in mud pool

MDC offers free alternative fishing methods class June 24

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 20, 2017

A free workshop also offered July 8 on how to clean and cook catfish

Blue catfish are among the catfish often caught by anglers using alternative methods such as jug lines or trot lines.

MDC hosts Discover Nature Schools teacher training workshops in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Jun 19, 2017

Register today to attend free workshops in July

Discover Nature Schools teacher training

MDC invites teachers to educator workshop at Sodalis Nature Preserve in Hannibal

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 19, 2017

Register for this FREE workshop and learn new ways to inspire students in nature.

teacher training at Sodalis Nature Preserve

Apply online starting July 1 for MDC managed deer hunts

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 19, 2017
Apply starting July 1 at mdc.mo.gov/managedhunt for a shot at more than 100 hunts.

two does standing in fall field

MDC’s Powder Valley Nature Center offers three Down and Dirty programs this summer

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 19, 2017

Unique programs can help both children and parents discover the advantages of dirt.

boy playing in pool of mud

MDC adjusts 2017 trout stocking to compensate for flooding

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 19, 2017

Anglers can still expect quality fishing experiences at state trout areas.

rainbow trout being released by hand into stream

MDC's Discover Nature Fishing teaches fishing fundamentals

News from the region

Ozark
Jun 16, 2017

Free classes coming up at MDC's Ozark Regional Office in West Plains.

Discover Nature Fishing Instruction

MDC continues work on flood-damaged river accesses

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 16, 2017

Extensive damage at some river accesses has kept them closed as MDC continues work.

Jerome Access Flood Damage

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