MDC News from 02/2018

MDC and anglers prepare for March 1 trout opener

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 15, 2018

MDC hatcheries will stock three trout per anticipated angler on opening day.

Anglers fishing at the March 1 trout opener.

MDC invites preschool teachers to Discover Nature Schools workshop in St. Charles March 31

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 15, 2018

Space is limited. Register by March 28 to attend this free training.

Students enjoying the outdoors.

MDC offers prescribed burn workshop March 10

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 15, 2018

Free workshop at El Dorado Springs will teach methods, gear and safety for burns

MDC staff conducting a prescribed burn.

MDC hosts Discover Nature Schools K-2 teacher training workshop in St. Charles March 30

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 14, 2018

Space is limited. Register by March 27 to attend this free training.

Young students sitting in grass learning about nature outside

MDC invites public to Feb. 24 Vulture Venture near Branson

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 14, 2018

Program highlights benefits of these misunderstood birds.

turkey vulture

MDC offers tree health seminar in Columbia March 22

News from the region

Central
Feb 14, 2018

Attend a free update on the latest pests and diseases to affect Missouri trees.  

image of diseased leaf

MDC offers Discover Nature Basic Firearms Safety workshop in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Feb 14, 2018

FREE course will teach basic safety and shooting technique.

Lady shooting a rifle.

Winona man gigs state-record northern hog sucker

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 14, 2018

MDC congratulates Richard Bradshaw on breaking the state record by gigging a 2-pound, 12-ounce northern hog sucker on the Current River.

Richard Bradshaw holding his new state-record fish.

It’s time to buy 2018 Missouri hunting and fishing permits

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 13, 2018

Annual hunting and fishing permits expire at the end of February.

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MDC and partners present native landscaping workshop March 31 in Maryland Heights

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 09, 2018

Homeowners can discover the advantages of native landscaping during this in-depth workshop.

Landscaping.

MDC offers pond management workshops for landowners in mid-Missouri

News from the region

Central
Feb 09, 2018

Register to attend a free workshop on building and maintaining a better pond on your property.   

Fishing in a pond.

Learn about white and striped bass at Feb. 13 MDC program

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 09, 2018

Springfield Nature Center program offers tips for catching these popular fish.

bass

MDC offers Urban Woodsman event Feb. 17 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 09, 2018

Free event for all ages features maple sugar and firewood making tips

cut firewood

MDC offers prescribed fire workshop in Kirksville March 3

News from the region

Northeast
Feb 09, 2018

Free workshop will help land managers prepare and execute safe, productive controlled burns. 

MDC staff person working a prescribed burn

MDC areas in and around Kansas City offer scenic trails for winter hikes

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 09, 2018

Trees and shrubs minus foliage reveal new views and wildlife 

woman walking Bethany Falls Trail at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center

Ron "Smokey" Brown honored for fire prevention efforts

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 06, 2018

MDC presents award honoring decades of volunteer service

Ron "Smokey" Brown honored for fire prevention efforts

Jay Henges Shooting Range holds antler scoring event Feb. 17

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 06, 2018

Hunters can have racks gathered through harvest or shed collecting officially certified.

man scoring antlers

MDC’s Busch Shooting Range offers beginning youth pheasant hunt and clinic in February

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 06, 2018

First-timers looking to get a supportive start in the sport of upland bird hunting have an ideal opportunity.

two upland bird hunters holding harvested pheasants with dog

MDC names Robert Neal of Winona Ozark Regional Logger of the Year

News from the region

Ozark
Feb 06, 2018

The award recognizes loggers who understand and implement low-impact logging procedures.

Ozark Regional Logger of the Year

MDC to hold mentored hunt April 30-May 1 at Forest 44 for first-time turkey hunters

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 06, 2018

Get started in the thrilling sport of turkey hunting with the guidance of a MDC expert.

turkey hunter in camo

Human, muskrat relationship status: It’s complicated

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 06, 2018

Although valuable to the environment, muskrats can wreak havoc on a pond.

muskrat swimming

MDC to offer beginning fly tying clinic near Rolla Feb. 27

News from the region

Ozark
Central
Feb 02, 2018

Register to learn basics of fly tying with MDC at a free workshop at Bray Conservation Area. 

tying a fly for fishing

MDC invites families to youth conservation event Feb. 11 in Edina

News from the region

Northeast
Feb 02, 2018

Family friendly event offers opportunity for youth to learn about important conservation issues.

kids watching MDC staff at youth conservation event

MDC recognizes Linn County landowners for commitment to conservation

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 01, 2018

Matt and Kate Lambert partner production, conservation practices at Uptown Farms.  

MDC Director Sara Parker Pauley presents the Leopold Conservation Award to Kate Lambert of Uptown Farms

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