MDC News from 12/2019

Osage County angler sets record for state-record fish

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 05, 2019

Bryant Rackers of Bonnots Mill now holds state records for four fish – more than any other angler.

Bryant Rackers shows off the first state record white perch.

MDC: Some wildlife hibernate, while others need a helping hand as they den up for winter

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 05, 2019

Brush piles, dormant plants and leaf litter provide cover for small wildlife in the colder months.

A groundhog in the brush.

Bass skills, trout cooking, and fish-themed Christmas tree wrap up Year of Fish at Cape Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 05, 2019

A lucky winner of the nature center’s Year of Fish contest will be announced Dec. 21.

The Christmas decor at the Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Visitor Center at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area to close as public contact office Jan. 1

Dec 04, 2019
The conservation area itself will remain open year-round for outdoor use.
Visitor Center at Columbia Bottom

MDC and DFS offer volunteer fire departments help with insurance

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 03, 2019
MDC partnering with Division of Fire Safety on workers compensation grants.
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OGT offering $20,000 reward for help with MDC elk poaching cases

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 02, 2019
MDC and CFM need public’s help to catch poachers in six cases involving illegally killed elk.
Poached Cow Elk

MDC encourages birders to help with Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Dec 02, 2019
Learn more at audubon.org/conservation/join-christmas-bird-count.
short-eared owl

MDC events in Springfield, Joplin invite people to take a break from holiday frenzy

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 02, 2019
Events at Springfield Nature Center and Shoal Creek Conservation Center offer relaxing alternatives to seasonal bustle.
holiday event

MDC reports young hunters checked 1,909 deer during late youth portion

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 02, 2019
Top counties were Osage, Lincoln, and Callaway.
youth with harvested buck and dad and guide

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces December programs

News from the region

Central
Dec 02, 2019

Programs include pellet rifle shooting, wreath making, annual Holiday Happenings event, and more.

A woman teaches a little girl about nature at Runge Nature Center.

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