MDC News from 02/2019

MDC invites public to State Forest Nursery open house April 6

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 28, 2019
Tour the nursery and learn about Missouri’s native trees and plants.
State Nursery Staff Planting Seedlings

MDC and partners welcome author Larry Weaner during native landscaping events March 29-30 at Danforth Plant Science Center

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 28, 2019
Homeowners can discover the advantages of native landscaping and see a renown native landscaping author.
woman looking at coneflowers

MDC offers free spring turkey hunting classes in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 27, 2019
Participants will learn basics of how to hunt wild turkeys
two tom turkeys

MDC awaits solution from contractor to resolve bullet trap issues at Jay Henges Rifle/Pistol Range

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 27, 2019
The range remains closed pending a satisfactory resolution from the contractor, Action Target.
structural plates of bullet trap on Jay Henges Rifle/Pistol Range

Get new MDC booklets for spring turkey hunting, fishing, hunting and trapping, and the Wildlife Code

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 27, 2019
Get more information on MDC offerings at mdc.mo.gov.
2019 Spring Turkey Booklet Cover

MDC announces regulation change for crappie fishing at Smithville Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 26, 2019
New length and possession regulation is effective March 1
two crappie on measuring board

Learn how to help purple martins at Busch Conservation Area March 2

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 26, 2019
This free program will show participants how they can establish backyard purple martin colonies.
purple martin on martin house

Rifle range portion of MDC's Lake City Shooting Range near Buckner will close March 11 for improvements

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 25, 2019

The pistol, trap, skeet, and archery ranges will remain open at Lake City during the project

Lake City Shooting Range

Neosho angler catches state-record brown trout

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 25, 2019

MDC congratulates Paul Crews on breaking the state record by catching a 34-pound, 10-ounce brown trout on Lake Taneycomo.

Paul Crews' state-record brown trout.

MDC offers free paddlefish snagging clinic at Warsaw April 13

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 25, 2019

Registration for clinic begins on March 5

Paddlefish snagging

Missouri Conservation Commission approves crappie regulation change at Wappapello Lake

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 22, 2019
The new regulation is effective March 1.
two MDC staff in boat each hold two crappie

MDC workshop has tips on caring for trees after ice storm

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 21, 2019
Free workshop is scheduled for March 5 in El Dorado Springs.
trees damaged by ice storms

MDC’s Busch Shooting Range offers class for first time and novice shooters Feb. 26

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 21, 2019
This free class will be an excellent introduction to rifle, handgun and shotgun shooting sports.
man shooting rifle at Busch Range

Interference with feral hog trapping sites costs trappers time, taxpayers money

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 21, 2019
Multi-agency feral hog trapping team reports repeated trespassing, vandalism issues.
hog dogger lifting dog out of feral-hog trap

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in mid-Missouri

News from the region

Central
Feb 20, 2019
Register to attend a free workshop on fire as an important land management method.
staff person doing a prescribed burn

MDC offering four prescribed burn workshops during March in the St. Louis region

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 20, 2019
Participants will learn how to harness this effective land management tool at these free workshops being held in Crawford, Franklin, Lincoln, and Jefferson Counties.
using prescribed fire

MDC hosts beginner fly tying clinic at Mark Twain Lake March 16

News from the region

Northeast
Feb 20, 2019
Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature – Fishing workshop and learn to tie your own flies.
basic fly tying tools

MDC basic baitcaster workshop March 12 in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Feb 20, 2019
Register to attend a free program to learn how to cast and operate baitcaster fishing reels.
female fishing

MDC reschedules ice fishing workshop in Andrew County to March 2

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 20, 2019
Free ice fishing workshop will depend on cooperation from weather
girl ice fishing on pond

MDC reminds snaggers that paddlefish season begins March 15

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 19, 2019
Get more information online at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/fishing/species/paddlefish
paddlefish swimming

MDC provides more rainbow trout for winter fishing in Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 19, 2019
For anglers braving winter weather, a cold-water fishing opportunity awaits
holding a rainbow trout

Cape Nature Center announces March programs

News from the region

Southeast
Feb 15, 2019
Programs include Hiking, Native Plant Seminar, Archery Basics and more.
Kids in Cape Nature Center Play Area

MDC invites public to March 2 program at Springfield Nature Center on purple martins

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 14, 2019
Learn how to provide a nesting site for a colony of these beneficial birds.
purple martin on martin house

MDC seeks information in poaching case of two adult elk

News from the region

Statewide
Ozark
Feb 14, 2019
These are the fourth and fifth elk poaching cases since the restoration in 2011.
Poached Bull Elk

MDC updates MO Hunting app with new layout, improved functions

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 14, 2019
Users will need to update MO Hunting prior to spring turkey hunting for proper telechecking.
MO Hunting app cover image

Pages

Search the News

Stay in Touch with MDC

Stay in Touch with MDC news, newsletters, events, and manage your subscription

Sign up

Our Magazines

Conservationist Magazine

Our monthly publication about conservation in Missouri--free to all residents.

trees in the woods

Xplor Magazine for kids

Xplor helps kids find adventure in their own backyard. Free to residents of Missouri.

Lizard

News Archives