MDC News from 09/2017

What Was I Scared of? Find out Oct. 7

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 29, 2017

MDC's Burr Oak Woods offers free fun family event

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Powder Valley Nature Center to host Into the Woods special event Oct. 14

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 29, 2017

This free family event will help visitors take their outdoor adventures to the next level.

Two girls using a gps.

Fall turkey hunting could be challenging this year

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 28, 2017

Brood-survey results show below-average turkey production in 2017.

2017 Wild Turkey Productivity Map.

MDC collects public input at 80th anniversary open house

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 27, 2017

St. Joseph doctor donates valued art print marking Missouri conservation history

Dr. Philip Acuff of St. Joseph presented a valuable and historic J.N. Ding Darling art print Sept. 26 to MDC Director Sara Parker Pauley and Missouri Conservation Commissioner Dave Murphy

MDC offers youth clinic, managed deer hunt at Mark Twain Lake Nov. 24 - 25

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 27, 2017

Register by Nov. 1 for FREE opportunity to learn about deer and hunt with a guide

White tail buck.

Public invited to share opinions and get information at MDC 80th Anniversary Open House in Springfield on Oct. 10

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 26, 2017

Meet MDC's director and give feedback on regulations, priorities and conservation issues.

Springfield Nature Center Sign

MDC saves more than $1 million by reducing energy use

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 26, 2017

“Conservation” efforts include energy efficiencies at Department buildings and efforts by staff.

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MDC receives national innovation award for MO Fishing app

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 26, 2017

Center for Digital Government honors MDC for providing exceptional customer service through technology.

Alex Prentice accepts award on behalf of MDC

MDC invites hunters to Effective Wingshooting Workshop in Kirksville Oct. 7

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 26, 2017

Participants will learn to hone hunting skills for waterfowl and upland bird species before seasons open 

Hunter shooting in field with dog retrieving

MDC hosts Family Outdoors Day at Reed Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 26, 2017

Sept. 23 event drew families exploring the outdoors

Fishing at the Reed Area

Learn about Great Missouri Birding Trail at MDC Runge Nature Center

News from the region

Central
Sep 25, 2017

Learn about hundreds of locations for best birding across the state at free Oct. 12 program.

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Get used vehicles and equipment at MDC auction Oct. 21 in Salem

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 25, 2017

For more information, go online to mdc.mo.gov/auction.

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Gerald Smith promoted to MDC Protection Regional Supervisor for Missouri Ozarks

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 22, 2017

Smith replaces Gary Cravens, who recently retired after 41 years of service to conservation.

Gerald Smith

Peck Ranch CA closed intermittently for managed deer hunts, firearms deer season

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 22, 2017

Area closed Oct. 14-15, Oct. 21-23, and Dec. 9-10 for managed hunts and during firearms deer season, Nov. 11-21.

Pine Trees at Peck Ranch

MDC offers nature journaling program Oct. 11 focused on fish at Busch Conservation Area

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 20, 2017

Participants will hone their observing skills and discover unique ways to document Missouri’s fascinating fish.

Fish.

Celebrate National Hunting & Fishing Day with MDC and MU at South Farm Showcase in Columbia Sept. 30

News from the region

Central
Sep 20, 2017

Learn about hunting methods, Missouri wildlife, and practice fishing skills at FREE, family-friendly event 

MDC table at South Farm Showcase

MDC reminder: Don’t feed bears

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 19, 2017

MDC reminds people to “Be Bear Aware” by not feeding bears and providing potential sources of food.

Black bears waling in the wilderness

Discover nature with MDC through fall color

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 18, 2017

Get fall color updates from MDC online at mdc.mo.gov/fallcolor.

Fall color display from a previous year along the Missouri River near Hartsburg

Some MDC accesses remain closed due to flood damage

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 18, 2017

Progress being made in re-opening flood-damaged accesses, but work still remains.

Jerome Access Flood Damage

MDC to host deer management workshop Sept. 30

News from the region

Northwest
Sep 18, 2017

Free workshop will explore strategies for managing deer on private land

buck in field

Visitor center at MDC’s Columbia Bottom Conservation Area will close tomorrow for one day

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 15, 2017

The rest of the area will remain accessible; the visitor center will resume normal hours on Sunday.

Columbia Bottom Visitor Center

MDC introduces Fish StL Cup competition for St. Louis area high school age youths

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 14, 2017

High school-age students can form teams now to compete in a metro-wide fishing tournament in 2018.

girl with fish

MDC and partners host Family Farm and Forest Landowner Field Day Sept. 30

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 14, 2017

Bring the kids for fishing, stream science and hay rides

Crystal Creek Ranch

Get to know the mighty Mississippi at MDC’s Day on the River

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 14, 2017

Join professional river experts on boat rides and get an up-close look at big river fish.

Kids catching fish at Day on the River at Riverfront Park in Cape Girardeau

Learn camping skills with MDC and Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department Sept. 22

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 14, 2017

Last chance to register for FREE Discover Nature campout in Hannibal 

camping at night

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