MDC News from 01/2018

MDC offers free basic archery Instructor training for teachers March 8 in Chesterfield

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 31, 2018

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

MoNASP Instructor Training.

MDC to host TRIM grant application workshop in Macon Feb. 14

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 31, 2018

Grants assist communities, schools, and nonprofits with funding for tree care and employee training.

Man planting a tree.

Ice willing, MDC schedules ice fishing clinic Feb. 10 near Maryville

News from the region

Northwest
Jan 30, 2018

Free clinic at Mozingo Lake will depend on safe ice conditions

People ice fishing.

Join MDC for upcoming Wild Webcasts and Facebook Live

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 29, 2018

Learn about feral hogs, backyard wildlife, Eagle Days -- and ask MDC director and agents questions.

feral hogs destroying a spring

MDC staff reopens River’s Edge Trail at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 29, 2018

Previously closed due to flood damage, the scenic trail is now accessible to hikers once again.

View of Missouri River from River’s Edge Trail

MDC and partners eliminate more than 6,500 feral hogs from Missouri’s landscape in 2017

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 26, 2018

Increased partnerships and a public awareness campaign led to increase success.

Feral hogs.

MDC invites hunters to Dalton Range firearms workshop

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 26, 2018

Feb. 24 free program will cover basic care, cleaning, and storage of firearms.

firearms

MDC invites public to prescribed fire workshop in Lebanon

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 24, 2018

Feb. 15 program is for landowners interested in using fire to improve wildlife habitat.

MDC staff conducting a prescribed burn.

MDC seeks recovery of bald eagle injured on Jan. 21

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 23, 2018

Persons may have picked up an eagle hit by a car near U.S. 65 in Benton County

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MDC offering tree health seminar at Powder Valley Nature Center Feb. 21

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 23, 2018

The program, geared for tree-care professionals, will look at the latest disease and insect tree threats.

trees with fall color

MDC to offer fur handling clinic in Salem Feb. 10

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 19, 2018

Register to learn basics of skinning, fleshing, and drying wild fur from professionals at MDC, Missouri Trappers Association. 

two trappers with furs

MDC hosts beginner fly tying clinic at Mark Twain Lake on March 3

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 19, 2018

Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature Fishing workshop and learn to tie your own flies. 

Young boy tying a fly.

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in mid-Missouri

News from the region

Central
Jan 18, 2018

Register to attend a free workshop on fire as an important land management method.  

MDC staff conducting a prescribed fire.

MDC to hold prescribed burn workshop in Steelville Feb. 17

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 18, 2018

Landowners can learn how using prescribed fire can improve their land at a free workshop.

closeup of prescribed fire

Join MDC for an Evening with Wildlife in Palmyra

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 18, 2018

Family friendly tradeshow-style event offers opportunity for all ages to learn about important conservation issues. 

wild turkey walking in grass

Elk research continues within Missouri’s elk restoration zone

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 17, 2018

Biologists capture and radio collar elk, then record data that helps in management decisions.

closeup of head of collared elk

Trout harvest begins Feb. 1

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 17, 2018

Lakes in Jackson, Farmington and Perryville are stocked and ready.

Angler releasing a trout.

Apply online for MDC spring managed turkey hunts starting Feb. 1

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 17, 2018

Apply Feb. 1 - 28 at mdc.mo.gov/springturkeyhunts

wild turkey standing in field

MDC’s black bear research website gets an upgrade, new look

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 16, 2018

The new webpage will offer black bear research project summaries, project updates, bear den photos, videos, future story maps and much more.

Screenshot of the black bear research website.

MDC invites visitors to sample sweet treats of trees at Rockwoods Reservation’s Maple Sugar Festival Feb. 3

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 16, 2018

This free educational event is a great winter outing for the entire family.

people standing around fires with pots as they process maple sap into syrup

MDC reports final deer harvest 283,940, archery turkey harvest 2,426

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 16, 2018

Top deer harvest counties were Howell with 6,182 deer harvested, Franklin with 5,957, and Texas with 5,619.

two does standing in an ice covered field

MDC joins partners to remove Asian carp from Creve Coeur Park Lake

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 16, 2018

A multi-agency partnership will come together for an innovative approach to clear the lake of an invasive problem fish.

silver carp jump in front of an electrofishing boat

See two-headed snake at MDC Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 12, 2018

Unique reptile, found in Stone County last fall, appears to be doing fine.

two-headed western ratsnake

MDC and partners host eagle-viewing event in Stella

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 11, 2018

People can view area eagles through spotting scopes at Jan. 27 event.

Bald eagle.

MDC to hold prescribed burn workshop Feb. 10 in Hillsboro

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 11, 2018

Landowners can learn how using prescribed fire can improve their land at a free workshop.

MDC staff person manages a prescribed burn

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