MDC News from 07/2017

MDC to host free warm season grazing workshop Aug. 18

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 31, 2017

Sessions and farm tour will cover native prairie grass benefits and grazing tips

Cattle grazing.

MDC hosts free outdoor skills Ladies Night Out Aug. 15

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 31, 2017

Archery, atlatl, fire starting, games, and crafts on tap

Lady shooting an atlatl

Get information and share opinions at MDC 80th Anniversary Open House at Runge Nature Center Aug. 10

News from the region

Central
Jul 28, 2017

Give feedback on MDC regulations, infrastructure, priorities, and conservation issues.

Runge Nature Center Sign

MDC invites new dove hunters to clinic and mentored hunt at Deer Ridge Conservation Area Aug. 31 – Sept. 1

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 28, 2017

Participants will learn the basics of dove hunting, firearms safety, and shooting skills.

youth dove hunting with mentor

MDC invites teachers to Basic Archery Instructor course in Sweet Springs Aug. 2

News from the region

Central
Jul 26, 2017

Archery programs in schools improve student performance and knowledge about wildlife conservation.

Teachers attending archery instructor training.

Missouri high school becomes 3D NASP world champions

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 26, 2017

Congratulations to Sarcoxie High School on becoming 3D NASP world champions!

Sarcoxie High School Archery Team

Kids' Fishing Day scheduled for Montauk State Park

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 25, 2017

Anglers ages 15 and under can fish for trout at Aug. 12 event put on by MDC and DNR.

Little boy fishing.

Watch solar eclipse in nature at MDC conservation areas

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 24, 2017

See how nature reacts to eclipse by watching at 54 MDC areas in prime path of Aug. 21 event.

Eclipse Path Over MDC Conservation Areas

Discover nature with MDC at Missouri State Fair Aug. 10-20

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 24, 2017

See live fish and other native wildlife, get info, and explore Kids’ Discovery Room.

Dad and son in front of MDC aquarium at State Fair

MDC, MBRC host 19th annual Take a Kid Fishing Clinic

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 24, 2017

Conservation agents will lead archery activities and offer boat rides while families fish together.

Participants at Take a Kid Fishing Clinic

MDC confirms zebra mussels in three Jackson County lakes

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 24, 2017

Officials ask boaters to take precautions to prevent spread of destructive mussels.

mass of zebra mussels

MDC invites people to get tips on catching catfish

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 24, 2017

Free program includes chances to hook this popular catch at Stockton Lake.

Channel catfish

MDC seeking public comments on regulations as part of state review

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 21, 2017
Comment on MDC regulations online at mdc.mo.gov under EXISTING REGULATIONS.
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MDC biologists trap and band mourning doves in St. Louis County to aid management

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 21, 2017

Data collected sheds light on dove populations and helps determine hunting limits.

MDC staff releasing a mourning dove.

MDC offers free Discover Nature Fishing events in West Plains, Rolla, Winona

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 20, 2017

These events are geared toward youth ages 7 to 15 and focus on teaching fishing skills.

Little girl holding up a fish she caught.

Places to Go: MDC invites explorers to discover a unique rock tunnel sculpted by water

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 20, 2017

The Sandy Creek Natural Tunnel is accessible for exploration thanks to The Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program.

Sandy Creek Natural Tunnel.

WOW St. Louis campout in Forest Park helps families discover the outdoors

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 19, 2017

MDC joins host of partners to offer an affordable way to discover camping and outdoor skills in St. Louis’ most famous park.

People setting up there tent at a campout.

Get info and share opinions at MDC 80th Anniversary Open House at Cape Nature Center Aug. 8

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 18, 2017

Give feedback on MDC regulations, infrastructure, priorities, and conservation issues.

Cape Nature Center Exterior Image

Greentop angler catches state-record green sunfish

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 17, 2017

Congratulations to Bowen Dockery on breaking the state record by catching a 1-pound, 3-ounce green sunfish on a trotline.

Bowen Dockery holding his new state-record green sunfish.

Get information and share your opinions at MDC 80th Anniversary Open Houses

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 17, 2017

Give feedback on MDC regulations, infrastructure, priorities, and conservation issues.

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MDC invites new hunters to hunter education skills session in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Jul 17, 2017

Class will cover firearm types, safety, and participants will earn hunter education certification.

Hunter Education instructor teaching a class about gun safety.

MDC invites women to learn to canoe and fish on James River Aug. 1

Jul 14, 2017

Free program will take participants on five-mile float on James River Aug. 1.

Woman fishing from canoe

MDC says emerald ash borer now in Andrew County

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 14, 2017

Non-native insect kills native Missouri ash trees

Emerald Ash Borer side view

MDC to host free family summer camp night July 28 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 14, 2017

Summer in the City camp night offers fun activities at MDC Gorman Discovery Center.

Kids at MDC summer camp

MDC presents State Champion Tree award for Osage orange in Howard County

News from the region

Central
Jul 14, 2017

Blue Bell Farm recognized for largest Osage orange tree in the state.

People in front of champion Osage orange tree

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