MDC News from 10/2017

MDC hosts 80th anniversary open house in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 30, 2017

Anita Gorman presented with Irwin T. Bode Award for conservation service

People at MDC open house in Kansas City

REMINDER TO DEER HUNTERS: MDC needs your help opening firearms weekend to find CWD

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 30, 2017

MDC is conducting mandatory CWD sampling of harvested deer in 25 counties Nov. 11 and 12 and offering voluntary CWD sampling throughout entire deer season.

CWD Management Zone

Young deer hunters harvest 17,200+ during early youth portion

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 30, 2017

Top counties for the early youth hunt were Osage with 380, Howell with 377, and Franklin with 354.

Little girl posing with her harvested deer.

MDC’s Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center closed this afternoon due to water main break

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 30, 2017

The closure applies to the building only; normal operating hours are expected to resume next week.

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MDC stocking rainbow trout in St. Louis area lakes starting in November

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 30, 2017

Great trout fishing opportunities are just minutes away for many St. Louis area residents this winter.

Stocking rainbow trout.

Feral hogs: There’s nothing funny about them

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 27, 2017

Feral hogs can destroy a field or a front yard in one night.

feral hog damage to field

MDC announces partial reopening of Paydown River Access in Maries County

News from the region

Central
Oct 27, 2017

Gasconade River access reopens for ramp and parking only, after closure due to flood damage.

Gasconade River

Winter trout fishing kicks off in November

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 26, 2017

MDC staff will stock more than 75,000 of the cold-water-loving fish in 32 urban-area lakes throughout the state.

Winter trout stocking.

MDC advises proper fencing can help keep out feral hogs

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 25, 2017

While fencing can help, incorrect techniques can pose dangers to wildlife.

feral hog

Public invited to attend MDC tree pruning workshops

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 25, 2017

Free November, December events to focus on tool selection and methods.

tree iin winter

MDC's Springfield Nature Center to begin winter hours

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 25, 2017

Trails open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, building will be closed Mondays and Sundays.

Springfield Nature Center sign

MDC offers free basic archery Instructor training for teachers Dec. 14 at Selvidge Middle School

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 24, 2017

Participants will gain certification to teach the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program in their schools.

Archery instructor pulling arrows out of a target.

Though drought has muted fall colors, Missouri is still a great place to be outdoors

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 24, 2017

Millstream Gardens, Amidon, Magnolia Hollow conservation areas are among best autumn viewing.

fall leaves

MDC’s Busch Conservation Area hosting nighttime hayrides Oct. 27

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 23, 2017

Explore nighttime sights and sounds on the 7,000-acre conservation area under the stars.

Owl

Discover nature with MDC 2018 Natural Events Calendar

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 23, 2017

Calendar is $9 plus tax and includes stunning images and daily tips to discover nature.

Cover of 2018 Natural Events Calendar

MDC offers Forest Park walk Oct. 24 to explore the park’s trees

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 23, 2017

This naturalist-lead walk will help participants discover the many ways trees help us even in the city.

Person taking pics of trees in Forest Park

MDC and CFM encourage deer hunters to Share the Harvest

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 23, 2017

Help feed hungry Missourians through this annual statewide effort.

Share the Harvest packaged venison

MDC’s Powder Valley Nature Center hosts Nocturnal by Nature program Oct. 27

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 23, 2017

This free evening program will reveal the mysteries of some of nature’s most fascinating night life.

Nocturnal by Nature program.

MDC and partners to host Be My Neighbor Day Nov. 4

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 23, 2017

KCPT TV celebrates Daniel Tiger and good neighbors for people and nature

MDC staff reading to children

Low oxygen levels affecting Taneycomo trout

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 20, 2017

Anglers can help by minimizing time they take to catch and release fish.

man trout fishing

MDC invites new hunters to complete hunter education at Runge Nature Center Nov. 9

News from the region

Central
Oct 20, 2017

Due to high demand, nature center to open another field-skills session to prepare for fall hunting.

hunter education demonstration

MDC to offer deer processing workshop at Runge Nature Center Nov. 4

News from the region

Central
Oct 20, 2017

Free clinic helps hunters learn skills to process meat from “field to freezer.”

deer steaks on grill

MDC's Springfield Nature Center plans Halloween event

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 20, 2017

Public invited to "Return to Oz" on Oct. 26 and 27 to learn about nature.

Halloween Happening

MDC assigns new conservation agent for Maries County

News from the region

Central
Oct 19, 2017

Caleb Sevy transfers to Maries County after a year on the job in Washington County.

Maries County Agent Caleb Sevy

MDC offers Beginner’s Birding class at Rockwoods Reservation Oct. 21

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 19, 2017

This is an excellent opportunity for those new to birdwatching to get off to a great start with help from MDC naturalists.

Red-headed woodpecker.

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