MDC News from 04/2018

MDC needs your help to solve illegal poaching case in southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 23, 2018

Conservation agent seeks more information on dumping of 163 turtles in Hayti.

pile of dead turtles with truck in background

MDC hosts Kids’ Fishing Day May 19 at Maramec Spring Park

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 23, 2018

Kids ages 15 years and under can discover the fun of trout fishing at free all-day event.

Kid holding his catch.

MDC offers free Discover Nature – Girls Camp in northeast Missouri

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 23, 2018

Girls ages 11-15 will learn outdoor skills and earn hunter education certification this summer during a three-day camp

Girls paddling in a canoe.

MDC offers interactive storybook nature hike through April 27 in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 23, 2018

Free nature hike and family reading experience available at MDC’s Northeast Regional Office 

Storybooks for Nature Hike

MDC encourages motorists to give turtles a brake!

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 23, 2018

Slow down when you see a turtle in the road and try to safely steer around it.

a box turtle crosses a road

MDC offers woodland management workshops for wildlife managers near Hermann

News from the region

Central
Apr 20, 2018

Register for this free opportunity to learn proven strategies to benefit woods and wildlife May 12. 

buck standing in trees

MDC invites women to fishing with trolling motors workshop at Hunnewell Lake Conservation Area

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 20, 2018

Register to attend FREE Discover Nature – Women workshop May 12.   

two people fish from a boat on a lake

MDC donates archery equipment to St. Louis County police for youth archery program

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 19, 2018

Thanks to the donation, St. Louis County Police officers will begin teaching archery to kids this summer.

group of people posed with archery equipment

MDC’s Jay Henges shooting range remains closed for repairs until late summer

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 19, 2018

The rifle/pistol range will remain closed until further notice to complete repair work. Shotgun fields, archery facilities, and education center building remain open.

image of shooting range from shooter box

Join efforts to ‘Bash Trash’ at Cape La Croix Creek this Saturday

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 18, 2018

Volunteers sought to help clean up the creek as part of Friends of the Park Day.

Kids picking up trash

MDC invites veterans to fish for free at Bennett Spring April 21

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 17, 2018

April 21 event will also feature fly tying demos and casting instruction.

rainbow trout in hands

Join MDC for May 16 Wild Webcast on attracting backyard wildlife

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 13, 2018

Join the webcast from a computer or smartphone. Register at short.mdc.mo.gov/ZTh

nesting robin

New CWD positives found locally with help from hunters and landowners

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 13, 2018

New cases of CWD mean MDC plans additional management actions.

MDC Staff donating venison for Share the Harvest

Protecting wildlife habitat, landowners’ crops proves rewarding work for feral hog trappers

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 13, 2018

Feral hog trapping may not be the dream, but it’s a rewarding reality for local conservation employees.

feral hogs in trap

MDC offers grants for conservation projects in urban areas

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 13, 2018

Non-profit groups and government entities are eligible

People working on a conservation area project

MDC offers citizen scientist series at Burr Oak Woods in Blue Springs starting April 28

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 13, 2018

Free programs teach how citizens can serve nature with science

two people net fish in stream

MDC invites people to become citizen scientists at Powder Valley Nature Center Bioblitz May 11-12

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 12, 2018

Bioblitzers will become scientists for a day as they explore the diverse plants and animals around the nature center while providing helpful information to MDC naturalists.

Students discovering nature at the event.

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing classes in central Missouri

News from the region

Central
Apr 11, 2018

Four-part Discover Nature – Fishing courses offered evenings in April and May.

Little girl holding up fish in a net.

MDC invites women to Discover Nature – Women nature jewelry workshop in Kirksville

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 11, 2018

Register to attend FREE crafting course April 21.  

feather earrings

MDC's Lost Valley Hatchery to host free Kid's Fishing Day April 28 at Warsaw

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 11, 2018

Kids learn angling skills while catching fish

boy holding a caught fish

MDC invites preschool teachers to Discover Nature Schools workshop in Kirksville April 21

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 11, 2018

Register for a FREE workshop for early childhood educators to help kids discover nature.  

two kids look at a tree

MDC offers a night hike April 27 at Burr Oak Woods in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 11, 2018

Free Night in the Woods event will feature live owls on display

barred owl

Schools win MDC and MoDOT “No MOre Trash!” can contest

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 11, 2018

Congratulations Willard North Elementary, Logan-Rogersville Elementary, St. Elizabeth R-IV!

students pose with winning trashcan

MDC invites adults to turkey clinic and mentored hunt at Mark Twain Lake May 4 - 5

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 10, 2018

Register to attend this free clinic and hunt for adults who have never harvested a wild turkey. 

two turkey hunters in camo sitting against tree

Young turkey hunters harvest 1,723 birds during youth weekend

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 09, 2018

Top harvest counties were Franklin, Miller, and Maries.

Kendall Sapp with her first harvested turkey.

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