MDC News from 03/2018

BIRDERS: Volunteer to help MDC with breeding bird survey

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 29, 2018

Volunteers needed to help with 2018 North American Breeding Bird Survey May 27 – July 7.

male goldfinch

MDC's free Lake City Rendezvous is April 7 in Jackson County

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 28, 2018

Outdoor skills and tools of the fur trade celebrated at Lake City Shooting Range

1800s settlers

Record setting 3,132 student archers competed at MoNASP state tournament

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 28, 2018

Tenth annual Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament sends hundreds to nationals.

Savannah Sadler with MDC's Eric Edwards

MDC offers free prescribed burn workshop for landowners April 3 in Independence

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 28, 2018

Free workshop will discuss fire as a tool for habitat management

MDC staff conducting a prescribed burn.

Enjoy the arrival of warmer weather, active wildlife at a conservation area near you

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 27, 2018

As March closes, nature showcases the sights, smells and sounds of spring.

Flowers

Peregrine falcon parents once again live on the web in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 27, 2018

MDC and partners provide web links to watch falcon nests

Falcon cam of nest.

Learn about forest management at annual Tree Farm Conference in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Statewide
Mar 26, 2018

MDC co-sponsors event for woodland property owners April 13-14.

Garry Gordon and Elaine De Jovin, will be recognized as Missouri’s Outstanding Tree Farmers of 2017 at the annual Missouri Tree Farm Conference in Kirksville April 13-14.

MDC’s Discover Nature—Fishing classes aim to hook new conservationists in the St. Louis area

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 26, 2018

This free program instills the basics of fishing to youths and families—and hopefully more.

girl fishing from dock

Waterfowl and shorebirds are spring harbingers at wetlands

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 23, 2018

MDC conservation areas are good places to see migrating birds as spring arrives

shorebirds on a wetland

MDC names Richard Remmler as St. Louis Regional Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor of the Year

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 23, 2018

Richard Remmler of Crestwood was selected for the 2017 MDC Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor of the Year award for the St. Louis Region.

Richard Remmler get hunter education award

MDC asks motorists to watch out for turtles as they become active

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 23, 2018

Thousands of turtles are killed each year on roadways, others are taken captive by well-meaning people.

ornate box turtle

MDC to hold native plant sale and workshops April 7 in Springfield

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 22, 2018

Springfield Nature Center event has good information for homeowners.

Attendees peruse native plants at a past Springfield Nature Center native plant sale.

Learn about turkey hunting April 5 at free MDC program

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 22, 2018

Springfield Conservation Nature Center clinic has tips for youths and adults.

Turkey hunter

MDC partners with NWTF to offer JAKES youth seminar near Milan March 31

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 21, 2018

Register youth ages 6-15 for JAKES program at Locust Creek Conservation Area.

Youth practices archery at JAKES event

MDC invites youth to turkey clinic and hunt near Kirksville April 6 - 7

News from the region

Northeast
Mar 21, 2018

Youth participants may be selected for a mentored hunt in April.

Little girl and her turkey harvest

MDC names Larry Lindsey of O’Fallon St. Louis Regional Bowhunter Education Instructor of the Year

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 21, 2018

Lindsey was selected for the 2017 Regional Bowhunter Education Instructor of the Year award.

Larry Lindsey receiving the award

MDC forecasts a more challenging spring turkey season for hunters

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 20, 2018

Poor turkey production in recent years has affected turkey numbers.

Spring Turkey Regulations Booklet

MDC encourages celebrating trees during April Arbor Days

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 20, 2018

Plant native trees and practice proper tree care.

eastern redbud in bloom

MDC names new deputy director

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 20, 2018

Mike Hubbard will fill the role of deputy director-resource management starting June 1.

Mike Hubbard with his two sons Caleb and Carter Kinkead.

MDC awards Conservation Agent Tim Tallent St. Louis Regional Agent Hunter Education Instructor of the Year

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 20, 2018

Agent Tallent was selected for the 2017 Regional Conservation Agent Hunter Education Instructor of the Year award this February.

Headshot of Protection District Supervisor Tim Tallent

MDC's Springfield Nature Center names new manager

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 20, 2018

Martinez's new job caps 20-year climb that began as Springfield Nature Center volunteer.

Headshot of Rudy Martinez

MDC and conservation partners donate archery and fishing gear to Kansas City police youth program

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 19, 2018

Donations benefit Police Athletic League of Kansas City

KC Mayor receiving archery tips.

MDC selects Christine Hibler as Regional Staff Hunter Education Instructor of the Year

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 19, 2018

Christine Hibler of Wildwood was selected for the 2017 Regional MDC Staff Hunter Education Instructor of the Year award.

Christine Hibler  being presented her award.

11-year old angler catches state-record and possibly world-record river redhorse

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 16, 2018

MDC congratulates Maverick Yoakum on breaking the state record by catching a 10-pound, 3-ounce river redhorse on Tavern Creek near St. Elizabeth.

Maverick Yoakum and his father with the state-record Red Riverhorse

Ring in spring with nature programs at MDC’s Cape Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 16, 2018

Reconnect with nature through native flowers, barn owl boxes, geocaching and archery.

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