MDC News from 07/2018

MDC hosts wildlife habitat workshop in Doniphan

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 31, 2018

Landowners will learn how to improve wildlife habitat on their land.

Doniphan habitat.

MDC hosts Family Day with special free activities at Rockwoods Reservation Aug. 11

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 27, 2018

The entire family is invited for a hike, stream exploration, and live critter connections.

Family discovering nature.

Call for auditions Aug. 11 for Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center’s Nature’s Got Talent Variety Show in September

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 26, 2018

Talented nature lovers can share their creativity with the public during outdoor-themed performances.

Lady playing a guitar.

MDC invites people to get tips on catching catfish

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 26, 2018

Free program includes chance to hook this popular catch at Stockton Lake.

Littler girl and man holding a catfish.

MDC to hold mentored muzzleloader hunt Oct. 22 & 23 at Forest 44 for first-time deer hunters

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 25, 2018

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

Guy hunting with a muzzleloader.

MDC invites youth to dove clinic and hunt at Locust Creek Conservation Area

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 25, 2018
Participants will learn the basics of dove hunting, firearms safety, and shooting skills.
two hunters shoot at doves in field

Discover nature with MDC at Missouri State Fair Aug. 9-19

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 24, 2018
Visit Conservation Building to see fish and other wildlife, get info, explore Kids’ Discovery Room.
two people look at fish in aquarium at State Fair

Emerald ash borer found in Greene, Polk counties

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 23, 2018

Recent discoveries are latest evidence of tree pest in southwest Missouri.

Emerald Ash Borer found in Green and Polk Counties

MDC, MoDOT, Missouri Prairie Foundation collaborate on Invasive Species Strike Team

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 23, 2018

Invasive weeds will no longer have “the right of way” for over 700 miles of Southeast Missouri roads.

Invasive species strike team truck.

MDC offers introduction to bow fishing class in St. Charles July 26 and 28

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 20, 2018

Learn about the popular sport that brings together hunting and fishing at a free two-day class with a hands-on field experience.

Someone bowfishing.

MDC employees work with Fruitland Fire Department, Air Evac Perryville on emergency drill

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 20, 2018

Local conservation employees are now better equipped to respond to emergencies at remote areas.

MDC employees conduct an emergency drill.

Rockwoods Reservation’s main entrance off Highway 109 re-opens

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 19, 2018

MDC crews repaired the road after a sinkhole formed on Glencoe Road near the entrance.

Rockwoods Reservation entrance reopens after sinkhole filled.

Pasture tour Aug. 16 near Windsor highlights grazing and wildlife benefits with native grasses

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 19, 2018

Free tour will discuss cattle weight gains on native forage and management

Cattle grazing a field.

Birch Tree angler catches state-record silver redhorse

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 19, 2018

MDC congratulates Rick Sartin on breaking the state record by catching a 10-pound, 6-ounce silver redhorse on the Current River.

Rick Sartin holding his state-record silver redhorse.

MDC offers free Missouri River float trips at Kansas City on Aug. 25

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 18, 2018
Participants can sign up starting Aug. 1 and must attend orientation on Aug. 14.
Woman in kayak on Missouri River with KC skyline in background

MDC’s new Busch Shooting Range offers shotgun patterning class Aug.14

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 17, 2018
Shotgun hunters can improve their success by learning how to correctly pattern their shotguns at this free class.
two men shoot shotguns at shooting range

Learn shotgun basics at MDC’s new Busch Shooting Range Aug. 14

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 17, 2018
Visitors will have the chance to learn the basics of shotgun shooting at this free class.
woman shooting shotgun

Sarcoxie Middle School eighth grader takes top honors at NASP All-Star Championship

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 16, 2018

MDC congratulates all student archers who took part in the NASP All Star Championship tournament.

Ally Nordell with her awards from the NASP All-Star Championship Tournament.

MDC offers free fishing event July 24 at Fountain Grove Conservation Area

News from the region

Northwest
Jul 16, 2018
Fishing poles, bait, and instructions provided for newcomers to fishing.
boy holding bass

Interested in dove hunting, but have never given it a try? MDC and partners offering mentored dove hunts for first-time hunters.

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 16, 2018
Mentored hunts offered around the state starting Sept. 1
youth hunting doves

MDC offers two-day basic canoeing class, including float on the Meramec River

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 13, 2018
Participants will not only learn the basics, but put them to practical use on a real float.
two people in canoe

Main entrance to Rockwoods Reservation closed due to sinkhole; visitors must use detour to reach the area

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 13, 2018
The popular conservation area in Wildwood will need to be accessed via Manchester Road until road repairs are completed.
A hiker stands on Rockwoods Reservation’s Lime Kiln Trail.

MDC offers kayak clinic at Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Jul 09, 2018
Register to attend a FREE clinic July 24 and gear up for a summer on the water.
group kayaking

MDC to host crossbow seminar at Deer Ridge Conservation Area near Lewistown July 14

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 06, 2018

Register to join FREE outdoor skills day and learn about crossbows.

A person shooting a crossbow

MDC: Help local geese stay healthy by not feeding them

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 06, 2018

Wildlife management biologists find damaged wings, but stable numbers in local Canada geese population

Goose

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