MDC News from 11/2017

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces temporary trail closures

News from the region

Central
Nov 29, 2017

Trails will close Dec. 8 – 10 to accommodate a managed archery hunt on Runge property.

Runge Nature Center sign.

MDC offers free holiday nature craft programs in December

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 28, 2017

Weave nature's green, brown, and gold colors into handmade décor

child nature crafting

MDC hosts holiday nature crafting event in Kirksville Dec. 5

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 28, 2017

This fun, family event teaches how to make gifts and decorations from natural materials.

Little girls making crafts.

MDC invites women to FREE waterfowl clinic and hunt Dec. 9

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 28, 2017

Spaces remain available for opportunity to learn successful waterfowl hunting tactics.

Man and a woman waterfowl hunting.

Cut a red cedar for the holidays

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 28, 2017

MDC partners with Kansas City WildLands in conservation effort

two people walking among red cedars

Kansas City angler hooks state-record skipjack herring

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 28, 2017

MDC congratulates Craig Barulich on breaking the pole-and-line state record by catching a 3-pound skipjack herring on the Missouri River.

Craig Barulich holding the new state-record skipjack herring

Young hunters harvest more than 3,000 deer during late youth portion

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 27, 2017

Top counties for the late youth season were Franklin with 72, Douglas with 71, and Howell with 69.

Father and son deer hunting.

Poplar Bluff angler gigs state-record northern hog sucker

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 27, 2017

MDC congratulates Jeff Rowland on breaking the state record by gigging a 2-pound, 8-ounce northern hog sucker on the Current River.

Jeff Rowland holding his new state-record fish.

MDC offers natural gift making class at Busch Conservation Area Dec. 2

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 22, 2017

Visitors will learn how to make holiday presents from natural materials at this free workshop.

Natural gifts.

St. Louis area MDC offices close this Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving holiday

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 22, 2017

Visitors should note that closures apply to staffed offices only and not to other area facilities.

wild tom turkey

MDC reports November firearms deer harvest ends with 191,000+

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 22, 2017

Top harvest counties for opening weekend were Howell, Texas, and Franklin.

8 point buck harvested during firearms deer season

MDC seeks new volunteers to help lead Discover Nature Fishing programs

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 22, 2017

Register to attend a free training program in Macon Dec. 9.

Discover Nature Fishing Demonstration

MDC: Deadline is Jan. 5 for Arbor Award of Excellence nominations

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 21, 2017

MDC and MCFC encourage nominations of local tree stewards for award recognition.

BASF tree planting in Hannibal

MDC and partners host 39th Loess Bluffs Eagle Days

News from the region

Northwest
Nov 20, 2017

Free event highlights eagles and conservation in northwest Missouri

Bald Eagle.

Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge returns Jan. 13-14, 2018

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 20, 2017

MDC and its partners are bringing back one of the area’s largest bald eagle events in 2018.

People looking through telescope at Eagle Days at Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

Learn about urban deer at Springfield Nature Center program

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 20, 2017

Nov. 28 program will discuss Dec. 9-11 managed hunt at MDC's Nature Center.

A doe grazing at Springfield Nature Center

MDC’s Powder Valley Nature Center welcomes renowned Missouri nature photographer Matt Miles Dec. 1

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 17, 2017

Miles will also be available to autograph his new book, Missouri Wild and Wonderful, featuring his photography work.

Matt Miles

Fellows Lake duck hunters will need to supply own blinds

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 15, 2017

Duck hunting in MDC's South Zone opens Nov. 23 and is on a split-season format.

person in hunting blind

MDC/St. Louis Zoo endangered beetle reintroduction earns national recognition

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 14, 2017

Efforts to restore the American burying beetle recently won an award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

four people standing while holding award

MDC thanks hunters for help with CWD sampling

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 14, 2017

MDC collected 15,872 samples this past weekend, offers CWD testing through rest of season.

CWD Management Zone map

Discover nature with MDC through Eagle Days

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 14, 2017

See majestic eagles around the state from December through February.

bald eagle perched in tree

Feral hogs ruined youth’s first deer hunt

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 14, 2017

Reporting feral hog sightings is the best way to retain Missouri’s prime hunting opportunities.

Ethan Bryan

Concerned citizens help MDC stop poacher with Operation Game Thief hotline

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 13, 2017

Tips from callers played an important role in the recent success of a multi-violation poaching case.

agents standing with poached wildlife in back of truck

MDC reports firearms deer season opening weekend harvest totals 94,000+

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 13, 2017

Top harvest counties for opening weekend were Howell, Franklin, and Texas.

Two hunters dragging out there harvested buck.

MDC’s Jay Henges rifle/pistol shooting range to close for repairs starting Nov. 15

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 13, 2017

The rifle/pistol range will remain closed until further notice; the shotgun fields and education center building will remain open.

Jay Henges Shooting Range

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