MDC News from 02/2018

MDC offers two shotgun patterning classes March 26 and April 3 at the new Busch Shooting Range

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 28, 2018

Shotgun hunters can improve their success by attending free programs held in March and April.

Man shooting shotgun at Busch Shooting Range

MDC reminds snaggers that paddlefish season begins March 15

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 28, 2018

Success depends a lot on weather conditions, primarily water temperature and flow.

A man getting a paddlefish off his line.

Learn shotgun basics at one of MDC’s new Busch Shooting Range’s beginner classes March 13 and 26

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 28, 2018

Visitors will have two chances to learn the basics of shotgun shooting this March.

Two people shoot shotguns at Busch Shooting Range

MDC hosts native plant sale at Runge Nature Center March 24

News from the region

Central
Feb 28, 2018

Novice gardeners to professional landscapers can prepare for spring with native plants, information.

native plants in garden bed

MDC offers TRIM grants to assist with community tree care

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 27, 2018

TRIM grants can help fund tree inventories, removal, pruning, planting, and more.

Person walking on sidewalk under trees in Forest Park

MoNASP bullseye and 3D state tournament to be held March 23-24

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 27, 2018

MDC encourages community support at MoNASP state tournament in Branson March 23-24.

Student archers shooting bows.

MDC holds two Archery Basics Open Houses March 12 and 27 at the new Busch Shooting Range

Feb 27, 2018

Visitors will have two opportunities to learn the basics of archery in March.

Archer practicing at Busch Archery range

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

News from the region

Central
Feb 27, 2018

Get ready for spring hunting with field skills sessions to satisfy hunter education requirement.

students and instructor in hunter ed skills session

MDC and partners to hold woodland workshop for landowners in Moscow Mills March 24

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 27, 2018

Property owners will learn techniques for managing their forests and woodlands at this full day educational event.

forest path

MDC offers free program on purple martins at Busch Conservation Area March 3

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 26, 2018

Learn how to attract these charming avian visitors to your yard.

Purple martin.

MDC Cape Nature Center to host annual Native Plant and Garden Seminar March 10

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 26, 2018

Learn where to find native plants and how to grow them at this popular annual event.

Native plants.

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts ‘Feeding Frenzy’ March 8

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 23, 2018

Watch volunteers and naturalists feed the center’s reptiles, amphibians and fish.

Snake eating a mouse.

POSTPONED: Youth pollinator program in Columbia rescheduled due to weather

News from the region

Central
Feb 23, 2018

Program at Columbia golf course originally scheduled for Feb. 24 moved to March 3.

Monarch butterfly.

Volunteer with MDC to help wood ducks in mid-Missouri March 3

News from the region

Central
Feb 23, 2018

Register by Feb. 28 to work with wildlife experts and learn how to provide quality brood-rearing habitat.

Wood ducks

Get new MDC booklets for spring turkey hunting, fishing, hunting and trapping, and the Wildlife Code

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 22, 2018

Get them where permits are sold or online.

Cover of 2018 Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet

MDC offers a Discover Nature — Girls Camp in Kansas City region June 26-28

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 21, 2018

Free camp will teach outdoor skills to girls ages 11-15

Sign for Discover Nature Girls Camp

MDC invites public to tree-planting workshops in March

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 21, 2018

Free workshops scheduled for Mount Vernon, Joplin, and Lamar.

two people planting a sapling

MDC offers free “loaner” fishing gear at more than 100 locations

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 20, 2018

Rod and Reel Loaner Program includes many libraries and is as easy as checking out a book.

A boy gets his tackle ready to fish.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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