MDC News from 06/2018

MDC requests info on large illegal tire dump at Stringtown Bridge Access in Cole County

News from the region

Central
Jun 29, 2018
Investigation ongoing about 60 tires dumped on public land.
illegal dump of tires at Stringtown Bridge Access

MDC offers fishing float trip program on Big Piney River July 14

News from the region

Central
Jun 29, 2018
Register to attend a day trip on the river and learn kayaking and fishing techniques.
four canoeists and kayakers pose in their watercrafts on the Big Piney River

MDC biologists say don’t feed bears, take precautions when camping

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 28, 2018

Food can make the difference between peaceful co-existence with bears and problematic conflicts.

black bear

MDC offers frog gigging clinic July 13 at BK Leach for both youth and their mentors

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 28, 2018
Youths and mentors can learn this traditional pastime side-by-side at this free MDC program.
two people gig for frogs at night

MDC offers field archery courses near Fredericktown, Jackson, Piedmont

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 28, 2018
Ages 10 and up are welcome to learn archery from MDC experts.
girl shooting bow at target in woods

MDC reminds people to celebrate safely!

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 27, 2018
Be careful with fireworks, campfires, and other sources of fire that could cause a wildfire.
two kids around a campfire

Remarkable beetle continues comeback on Missouri prairie

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 27, 2018
MDC helps Saint Louis Zoo restore endangered American burying beetles
MDC staff person holding burying beetle

MDC hosting Discover Nature Field Day for Boys and Girls Clubs of Kansas City June 25-28

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 27, 2018
Youngsters explore nature and learn outdoor skills at James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area
Kid learns to fish at pond with instructor's help

Cape County Park South Lake to be renovated, MDC invites public to collect fish

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 25, 2018

Crews will enhance fish habitat, construct fishing jetties, add walking trails and more.

Cape County Park South Lake

MDC hosts Discover Nature Schools teacher training workshops in St. Charles this summer

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 25, 2018

Teachers can register to attend free workshops in July.

Teacher training

MDC’s Rockwoods Reservation hosts programs for infants and toddlers this summer

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 25, 2018

These free monthly outdoor learning experiences are designed especially for kids from infancy to age three.

Little girl holding walnuts.

MDC celebrates 50 years of champion trees

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 22, 2018

More than 130 species of champions represent the great diversity of Missouri’s trees.

Bur Oak Tree

MDC hosts youth frog gigging clinic in West Plains July 6

News from the region

Ozark
Jun 22, 2018

Youth will learn about frog biology, regulations, gigging, cleaning and cooking techniques.

Frogs

Discover nature with MDC at FREE Catfish Clinic Aug. 18 in NEMO

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 22, 2018

Learn the basics of catching big catfish on Missouri's rivers and lakes at this free clinic.

Dad and kids with catfish

Fish kill at Schell Lake involves mostly invasive carp species

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 19, 2018
MDC is draining the lake for major renovation and improvements
View from shore of Schell Lake fish kill

MDC accepting applications for next class of conservation agents

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 19, 2018
Apply online from June 25 – Aug. 5 at short.mdc.mo.gov/ZcS
three conservation agents standing

Missouri students take top honors at NASP World Tournament

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 18, 2018

MDC congratulates all student archers who took part in the NASP World Tournament.

Kamryn Twehus holding here trophy.

MDC sets CWD sampling efforts for upcoming deer season

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 18, 2018
Find more information at mdc.mo.gov/cwd and in MDC’s “2018 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information” booklet, available starting in July where permits are sold.
cover of 2018 deer and turkey booklet

MDC bands peregrine falcon young at Kansas City nest

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 15, 2018

Skyscraper window washings pros aid banding effort at Commerce Tower

Peregrine falcon getting banded.

MDC: Nominate citizen conservationists for awards

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 14, 2018
Missouri Conservation Commission is seeking nominations for its Master Conservationist Award and Missouri Conservation Hall of Fame.
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Register now for Cape Nature Center’s outdoor story time Tuesday, June 19

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 13, 2018
Four to six-year old’s are invited to hear a story, then construct their own bird nest.
robin in nest

MDC, USDA still seeking citizen help in feral hog elimination

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 13, 2018
Cooperative efforts producing positive results, but more work still needed.
close up of several feral hogs in a trapping pen.

Discover nature through frogging starting June 30 at sunset

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 13, 2018
Bullfrogs and green frogs are legal game with a daily limit of eight.
two people frogging at night

Apply online starting July 1 for MDC managed deer hunts

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 12, 2018
Apply starting July 1 at mdc.mo.gov/managedhunt.
cover of 2018 deer and turkey booklet

MDC expands deer feeding ban to more counties in response to CWD

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 12, 2018
Placing food or minerals for deer is now prohibited in seven more counties starting July 1 to help limit the spread of chronic wasting disease.
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