MDC News from 08/2017

Learn about efforts to conserve Missouri’s biodiversity at Runge Nature Center

News from the region

Central
Aug 31, 2017

FREE public presentation on a “natural community approach” on public and private lands.

Runge Sign

MDC offers free monarch butterfly tagging events

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 31, 2017

Learn about monarch migrations and native plants that help them

Monarch butterfly

Reallocated Upper Mississippi waterfowl blind site available with drawing open Sept. 1-10

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 30, 2017

An online reallocation drawing will be held to assign one relinquished blind site.

waterfowl hunter in blind

MDC to co-host Prairie Days Sept. 15 & 16 at Dunn Ranch

News from the region

Northwest
Aug 30, 2017

Free event offers a chance to view bison, birds, wildflowers, and native grasses

Bison at Dunn Ranch

MDC invites public to black bear program in Lebanon

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 30, 2017

Program will focus on bear biology, research efforts, and learning to live with bears.

Black bear

Have a big year with the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 30, 2017

It’s not too late to start counting bird species and join in the fun and learning.

Ladies trying to identify birds by sight and sound.

Buy native trees and shrubs from MDC State Forest Nursery

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 29, 2017

Place orders starting Sept. 1.

2017-2018 Seedling Order Form

MDC invites public to learn more about prescribed fire

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 29, 2017

Workshop scheduled for Sept. 30 at Sloan Conservation Area in Dade County.

Prescribed fire.

Dove hunters may have to take alternate route to Talbot Area

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 28, 2017

Main highway to conservation area from east is closed for bridge replacement.

Dove Hunting at Talbot CA

MDC joins other groups in Joplin-area pollinator project

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 25, 2017

Planting project is part of Bayer's nationwide "Feed a Bee" program.

bee on flower

MDC waterfowl hunting reservations open Sept. 1

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 24, 2017

Apply online Sept. 1 – 18 to hunt waterfowl on 12 MDC managed wetland areas.

cover of Waterfowl Hunting Digest

MDC sets new bait-collection regulation to keep Asian carp out of Wappapello, Clearwater lakes

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 24, 2017

Anglers can help everyone who recreates at the lakes by preventing the spread of Asian carp.

MDC staff person holding silver carp

Separate fact from fiction with MDC Wild Webcast on mountain lions in Missouri

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 23, 2017

Learn about these big cats in the Show-Me State and have questions answered by MDC experts.

mountain lion

MDC names Piedmont man Logger of the Year

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 23, 2017

Congratulations to Eric L’Heureux!

Group photo of logger of the year

Migratory bird hunting starts in September with dove opener Sept. 1

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 18, 2017

Hunt dove, rail, and snipe starting Sept. 1; teal starting Sept. 9; and woodcock Oct. 15.

migratory bird hunting digest

MDC's Southwest Region has new Protection district chief

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 18, 2017

Pratt will supervise conservation agents in four counties.

Conservation Agent Tim Pratt

MDC invites youth to free dove clinic and hunt at Prairie Fork Conservation Area

News from the region

Central
Aug 16, 2017

MDC invites youth ages 8-15 to attend a free dove hunting clinic and hunt Sept. 1-2 at Prairie Fork Conservation Area.

Youth hunters posing with their harvested doves.

MDC researchers discover lake sturgeons swimming hundreds of miles through the Mississippi River

Aug 15, 2017

It turns out these prehistoric fish are roaming farther and wider through our rivers than we thought.

lake sturgeon

MDC invites teachers to get archery instruction

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 14, 2017

Free basic archery instructor classes scheduled for Blue Eye, Springfield.

Teacher helping kids with archery.

Darrow named MDC Private Land Services regional chief

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 14, 2017

Darrow will supervise agency's cooperative efforts with landowners in 17 counties.

Dave Darrow

Have fun with bugs at MDC's Insect-O-Rama

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 14, 2017

Registration not required for free Aug. 18 event at Springfield Nature Center.

 Red Admiral Butterfly

MDC to host 49th annual Antler Measurement Day Aug. 26

News from the region

Northwest
Aug 11, 2017

Free event will score deer antlers to qualify them for record books

Buck in the field.

MDC to host free youth dove clinic and hunt at Warsaw

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 11, 2017

Clinic Aug. 27 and field trip Sept. 2 will teach youths hunting and safety skills

Little boy shooting a dove.

REMINDER: Offer input at MDC 80th Anniversary Open House in Kirksville Aug. 14

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 11, 2017

Get information and share opinions on MDC regulations, infrastructure, priorities, and conservation issues.

Northeast Regional office at Kirksville

MDC co-hosts Monarch Madness event Sept. 9 in St. Charles

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 10, 2017

Visitors will enjoy a variety of Interactive learning experiences like monarch butterfly catching and tagging.

Monarch butterfly resting on a flower.

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