MDC News from 09/2018

MDC hosted Family Outdoors Day Sept. 22 at Lee's Summit

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 24, 2018
Visitors learned fishing, archery, duck calling and other outdoor skills
man instructs boy on fishing

MDC awards five TRIM grants for community forest improvements in Central Missouri

News from the region

Central
Sep 21, 2018
TRIM grants offer cost-share funding for government agencies, public schools, and nonprofit groups to manage, improve or conserve trees on public lands.
a cyclist and runner go along path through trees

MDC invites public to meeting on CWD in Kirksville Oct. 16

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 21, 2018

Get information on chronic wasting disease, have questions answered, and learn what people can do to help limit the spread of this deadly deer disease.

CWD deer.

MDC invites public to meeting on CWD in Jefferson City Oct. 18

News from the region

Central
Sep 21, 2018

Get information on chronic wasting disease, have questions answered, and learn what people can do to help limit the spread of this deadly deer disease.

CWD deer

MDC awards 38 TRIM grants for community forest improvements

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 20, 2018
TRIM grants offer cost-share funding for government agencies, public schools, and nonprofit groups to manage, improve or conserve trees on public lands.
two women walk along sidewalk under mature urban trees

MDC to host special Oz event Oct. 6 at Burr Oak Woods

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 20, 2018
Free family event in Blue Springs lets Oz characters explain nature's niches
Dorthy sleeping on log at Oz event

NWTF, MDC to hold youth outdoors event Sept. 29 in Jasper County

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 20, 2018
Kids can try archery, shotgun shooting, and other activities at event in Jasper County.
agent shows deer pelt to onlookers at outdoor presentation

MDC and partners present Forest Stand Improvement Workshop and Tour Sept. 29 in Van Buren

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 20, 2018
This free event will focus on benefits of forest stand improvement and cost-share practices.
young forest

Native grasses produce good cattle forage during drought

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 20, 2018
MDC can help ranchers incorporate warm-season grasses in pasturage
green native grasses in field compared to dry, brown non-native grasses

MDC offers free hunting workshops in the Kansas City area

Sep 18, 2018
Classes and clinics teach hunting skills, ethics, and safety
three women deer hunting in woods in camo.

Help celebrate Springfield Nature Center's 30th anniversary

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 14, 2018

Special programs Oct. 5, 6, 7 at MDC facility highlight weekend of anniversary festivities.

Springfield Conservation Nature Center Sign

MDC invites public to meeting on CWD in Cape Girardeau Oct. 9

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 13, 2018
Get information on chronic wasting disease, have questions answered, and learn what people can do to help limit the spread of this deadly deer disease.
white-tailed buck with signs of chronic wasting disese

MDC invites public to meeting on CWD in Bolivar Oct. 4

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 13, 2018
Get information on what can be done to limit the spread of this deadly deer disease.
white-tailed buck showing signs of chronic wasting disease

MDC offers youth deer hunt for new hunters near Columbia Oct. 27-28

News from the region

Central
Sep 13, 2018

Apply by Sept. 28 for FREE opportunity to harvest your first deer with guidance from MDC staff.

Buck

MDC hosts women's firearms workshop in Kirksville Oct. 2-3

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 12, 2018
Register today for a free opportunity to learn safe handling and shooting techniques.
Woman shooting handgun at Women’s Firearms Workshop

MDC plans state-of-the-art renovations at Roaring River Hatchery

Sep 12, 2018
Sept. 21 ground-breaking event will begin construction at MDC trout hatchery.
Roaring River Hatchery sign with hatchery in background

MDC invites new hunters to hunter education skills session in Green City Oct. 23

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 12, 2018
Class will cover firearm types, safety, and participants will earn hunter education certification.
Instructor show how to handle a shotgun at a hunter education class.

Learn how to squirrel hunt using dogs at upcoming MDC workshop

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 11, 2018
Registration is required for this free event.
People in field squirrel hunting with a dog

MDC invites teachers to sign up for Discover Nature Schools workshops in West Plains

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 11, 2018

Discover Nature Schools programs offer grants, curriculum and free teacher trainings.

Teacher learning about nature and ways to teach it in the classroom.

Jay Henges Rifle/Pistol Range to remain closed as MDC seeks resolution to bullet trap issues

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 11, 2018
MDC’s priority is to seek a safe and lasting solution as soon as possible.
Jay Henges Rifle Pistol Range

MDC co-hosts annual youth deer hunting clinic in Hawk Point Oct. 13

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 10, 2018
Youths, ages 6-15, will learn hunting basics from experienced adults during this free learning opportunity.
group photo of 2017 Youth Deer Hunting Clinic

MDC moves forward with Schell-Osage wetland renovation

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 10, 2018
Project will improve wetlands for wildlife and Schell Lake for fishing
ducks at Schell-Osage wetland

MDC hosts free Family Outdoors Day on Sept. 22

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 10, 2018

Learn about fishing, hunting, and wildlife at James A. Reed Area in Lee's Summit

Kids shooting bows.

MDC holds Archery Basics for Families class at Busch Shooting Range Sept. 17

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 07, 2018
Bring the whole family for this free class that will teach the basics of a lifetime sport.
a woman takes a picture of a girl with an archery target and bulls-eye arrow

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

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 06, 2018

Register today to attend free workshops in October.

Kids learning about nature.

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