MDC News from 08/2018

MDC holds wingshooting classes in September at Busch and Henges Shooting Ranges

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 31, 2018
Identical classes at each range give hunters two opportunities to improve their upland bird and waterfowl hunting skills.
two female duck hunters in woods with harvested ducks in hand

MDC welcomes mushroom expert Taylor Lockwood to Powder Valley Nature Center Sept. 11

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 31, 2018
Lockwood has travelled the U.S., and the world over, photographing beautiful and exotic mushrooms.
Taylor Lockwood headshot

MDC invites veterans to fish for free at Montauk State Park

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 31, 2018
Veterans can fish for free anywhere in park at Sept. 8 event.
man trout fishing in stream

MDC improvements to Headwaters Access include entrance road, parking, angled boat ramp

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 30, 2018
Construction is expected to take about four months, depending on the weather.
Headwaters Access sign

MDC offers adult basic archery class at East Central College in Union Sept. 18

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 30, 2018
It’s never too late in life to learn the lifetime sport of archery.
woman shooting compound bow at target

MDC co-hosts Monarch Madness Sept. 15 in St. Charles

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 30, 2018
Visitors will enjoy a variety of interactive learning experiences at this pollinator festival, such as monarch butterfly tagging.
monarch butterfly on thistle flower

MDC invites public to native plant sale Sept. 22 in Joplin

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 29, 2018
Event will be 9 a.m.-noon at Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center.
family looks over native plants in pots for sale

MDC hosts women’s free trout fishing event at Maramec Spring Park Sept. 8

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 29, 2018
Women are treated to a free day of fishing at the trout park, which features Missouri’s fifth largest spring.
woman trout fishing

MDC and Shaw Nature Reserve bring pioneer times to life at Prairie Day Sept. 22

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 27, 2018
Discover nature on a 250-acre prairie, complete with a tepee and sod house, during a full day of family fun and entertainment.
sign posted of Prairie Day offerings

MDC holding webcasts Sept. 6 and 12 on waterfowl draw system survey results

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 27, 2018
Get info on hunter opinions, activity, and ask questions during live webcasts Sept. 6 and 12.
a duck hunter in camo in the field

MDC proposes requiring nontoxic shot on 36 dove hunting areas

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 24, 2018
Ongoing efforts help protect habitat and wildlife.
young hunter in field shoots at doves while other hunter watches

Youth dove wing-shooting clinic marks opening day of dove season

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 24, 2018
The free clinic is offered at Maintz Wildlife Preserve in Cape Girardeau County.
female dove hunter hold harvested dove

MDC names two from Winona 2018 Loggers of the Year

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 24, 2018
Congratulations to Robert Neal and Chesley Neal!
MDC Forester Gary Gognat with Loggers of the Year Chesley and Robert Neal of Winona.

MDC hosts Women’s Basic Archery and Crossbow workshop in Rolla

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 22, 2018

This free event requires pre-registration.

Lady bowhunting.

MDC adds six new free 'loaner' fishing gear locations in southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 21, 2018

A rod with a standard spin-cast reel and small tackle box with supplies is included.

Lady helping a little girl catch a fish.

MDC's Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery hits visitor milestone

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 20, 2018

Facility's Conservation Center gets eight millionth visitor in July.

Family pictured at Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery.

MDC to host free private land management workshop Sept. 8 at Big Buffalo Creek Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 20, 2018

Event near Cole Camp will focus on ways to boost forests, wildlife, and streams

Land management workshop

Area hunter education teachers get state honors from MDC

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 17, 2018
Headlee, Underwood, Milligan win state awards, Gray earns regional recognition.
Rick Headlee getting Missouri's Bowhunter Instructor of the Year award

MDC confirms invasive Emerald Ash Borer in 11 new Missouri counties

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 17, 2018

Tree-killing pest has now spread to 53 Missouri counties.

Map of where EAB can found through Missouri

WOW St. Louis outdoor skills day and overnight campout helps families discover the outdoors

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 15, 2018

MDC joins host of partners to offer an affordable way to learn outdoor skills in Forest Park and an overnight campout at Robertsville State Park.

Kid kayaking

MDC and partners invite public to free screening of Hometown Habitat film Aug. 30

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 14, 2018

The documentary featuring stories of bringing nature home will be shown at St. Charles Community College.

Beautiful flowers.

Get to know the mighty Mississippi at MDC’s ‘Day on the River’

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 14, 2018

Join professional river experts on boat rides and get an up-close look at big river fish.

Kid and an agent riding on the Mississippi River

Jay Henges Shooting Range to host open-house 5-stand event Aug. 21

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 14, 2018

This free event will be the perfect introduction to shotgun shooting sports for newcomers.

Shooting at a shooting range.

MDC to host free dove hunting clinic for youths Aug. 26 near Clinton

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 13, 2018

Equipment and tips provided for youths ages 11-15

Kid hunting doves.

Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center hosts CWD Symposium Aug. 20

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 13, 2018

Learn all about the deadly deer disease and its status in Missouri from the experts.

White tail buck

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