MDC News from 05/2019

MDC Discover Nature Schools wins Governor’s Award for Innovation

News from the region

Statewide
May 07, 2019

Department of Conservation recognized for unique, nature-focused school education program.

MDC Director Sara Parker Pauley poses with Governor Mike Parson and the DNS team after they received the Governor's Award for Innovation.

Missouri spring turkey season ends with 38,777 birds harvested

News from the region

Statewide
May 06, 2019
MDC reports 2,546 birds harvested during spring youth season and 36,231 birds harvested during regular spring turkey season.
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MDC holds Archery Basics for Families class at Henges Shooting Range May 23 and 30

News from the region

St. Louis
May 06, 2019

Bring the whole family to either of these free classes and learn the basics of a lifetime sport.

A little girl poses next to a target while her mother takes her picture.

MDC invites kids to Roaring River's free fishing day

News from the region

Southwest
May 06, 2019

May 18 event will also feature education stations and free lunch.

A young boy casts his line at a Missouri fishing spot.

Get hooked on fishing with MDC free fishing days June 8 and 9

News from the region

Statewide
May 06, 2019
Need free fishing gear or fishing lessons? MDC can help.
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Venison donated to Share the Harvest after Chronic Wasting Disease testing wraps up

News from the region

Southeast
May 06, 2019

More than 1,860 pounds of venison donated to food pantries in Ste. Genevieve and Bloomsdale to feed the hungry.

Paul Arnold with Mississippi Lime Company and Conservation Agent Rob Sulkowski pose with Share the Harvest donations.

Learn how to go fishing with free MDC classes and loaner tackle

News from the region

Kansas City
May 06, 2019

MDC provides free classes and loaner tackle for new anglers

A father and son learn how to fish at a Missouri pond.

MDC transfers Conservation Agent Andrew Mothershead to Scott County

News from the region

Southeast
May 03, 2019

Mothershead is originally from Scott County, which makes him a great fit to serve the county in this role.

Conservation Agent Andrew Mothershead

MDC hosts FREE 3D Archery Family Fun Shoot in Piedmont June 1

News from the region

Southeast
May 03, 2019
Using a 3D target archery course will give beginning archers a more realistic experience for practice.
Woman shooting 3D archery

MDC offers kayak clinic in Columbia May 14

News from the region

Central
May 03, 2019

Register to attend this FREE clinic and gear up for a summer on the water.

Several people kayak on a Missouri lake at sunset.

High water closes parts of Springfield Nature Center trails

News from the region

Southwest
May 02, 2019
Tuesday's rains causes flooding over portions of walking trails.
Flooded Portion of Long Trail at Springfield Nature Center

Columbia Bottom Conservation Area closes due to flooding; World Migratory Bird event is still on this Sunday

News from the region

St. Louis
May 02, 2019
Though most of the area is closed, the event activities will move to the space immediately near the visitor center.
Road closed from flooding at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

Clint Trammel inducted into Missouri Conservation Hall of Fame

News from the region

Statewide
May 02, 2019
The Pioneer Forest manager was honored for his lifelong passion for and career in forestry.
Group pic of MDC leadership and Clint Trammel's family at his induction ceremony

MDC to co-host free Get Outdoors! event May 18 in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
May 01, 2019

Families can enjoy nature lore and learn outdoor skills including fishing and archery

Two girls practice their fishing skills at a Missouri lake.

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