MDC News from 01/2020

MDC wins multiple awards at Missouri NWTF banquet

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Statewide
Jan 24, 2020
Ohrenberg, Isabelle, MDC Protection Division honored at state banquet
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MDC to host waterfowl season workshop in Columbia Jan. 30

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Central
Jan 24, 2020

Hunters can provide input on future season dates and zones.

An illustration of a mallard in flight

MDC, partners offer youth and mobility impaired upland bird hunt in Cole County Feb. 16

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Central
Jan 23, 2020

Apply by Feb. 2 for this free event giving youth and mobility-impaired hunters access to the outdoors.

MDC employees assist hunters on an upland bird hunt.

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces February programs

News from the region

Central
Jan 23, 2020
Program topics include trout fishing, black bears, eagles, tomahawks, nature jewelry, and more.
young black bear

MDC offers free prescribed fire workshop Feb. 7 in Trenton

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Northwest
Jan 23, 2020

Learn how to use carefully planned fire as a management tool for forage and wildlife habitat

An MDC employee manages a prescribed burn.

MDC to host waterfowl season workshops in the Kansas City region

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Kansas City
Jan 23, 2020
Hunters can provide input on future seasons Jan. 28 in Harrisonville and Jan. 29 in Excelsior Springs
duck hunter setting decoys on ice

Landowners: What to expect when trapping feral hogs

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Statewide
Jan 22, 2020

MDC, USDA technicians will bring traps, teach set up and walk landowners through the whole process.

Feral hogs are shown captured in a large corral trap.

Jay Henges Shooting Range holds antler scoring event Feb. 8

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 22, 2020

Hunters can have racks gathered through harvest or shed collecting officially certified.

An MDC employee inspects an antler for scoring.

MDC requires landowner registration for free and discounted permits

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 21, 2020
Get more info and register online at mdc.mo.gov/landownerpermits or request paper forms from MDC Permit Services.
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MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in mid-Missouri

News from the region

Central
Jan 17, 2020

Register to attend a free workshop on fire as an important land management method.

MDC staff walks around the smoke coming from a prescribed fire.

MDC reports final deer harvest for season more than 285,400

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 17, 2020
Archery deer harvest was 61,209. Archery turkey harvest was 2,406.
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Missouri increases feral hog elimination efforts, adapts strategy for 2020

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Statewide
Jan 17, 2020
Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership to cover thousands of acres in feral hog elimination.
training for feral hog winter operations

MDC photographer Noppadol Paothong program this Friday at Powder Valley Nature Center rescheduled for Feb. 21

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 16, 2020
Program rescheduled for February due to potentially dangerous driving conditions and weather on Friday.
Noppadol Paothong

MDC to host two fly tying clinics in northeast Missouri this winter

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 15, 2020

Register to attend a FREE Discover Nature – Fishing workshop and learn to tie your own flies

A participant of an MDC fly tying workshop shows off his flies.

MDC invites public to learn about and listen for owls at programs in Branson and Springfield Feb. 7

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Southwest
Jan 15, 2020

Events at Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center in Branson and Springfield Conservation Nature Center in Springfield will provide opportunities to learn about owls.

A barred owl rests on a tree branch.

MDC plans Master Naturalist volunteer trainings in central Missouri this spring

News from the region

Central
Jan 15, 2020

Participants must register and attend orientation to join classes in Camdenton, or Columbia.

Participants learning about nature during a naturalist program.

MDC to host ice fishing workshop in Hunnewell Feb. 8

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 15, 2020
Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature – Fishing workshop and learn on-the-ice fishing techniques.
hooked fish during ice fishing

MDC invites duck hunters to meetings in Joplin, Springfield

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Southwest
Jan 15, 2020
Waterfowl workshops Feb. 4 in Joplin and Feb. 5 in Springfield will give hunters chances to offer input.
duck hunter with dog in cattails

MDC invites teachers to Feb. 14 archery instructor training in Republic

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 14, 2020
Feb. 14 class at Republic High School will prep instructors for MoNASP curriculum.
MONASP archers shooting at targets

MDC and partners offer free native warm season grass workshop Jan. 23 in Sedalia

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 14, 2020
Learn about managing native grasses for wildlife habitat and cattle forage
field of grass and flowers

MDC and partners host FREE Landowner Workshop Series in Park Hills throughout February

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Southeast
Jan 14, 2020
Weekly evening courses for landowners will focus on Chronic Wasting Disease, water quality, quail habitat and sustainable forest harvests.
two bucks browsing

Apply online starting Feb. 1 for MDC spring managed turkey hunts

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 13, 2020
Apply during February through the MDC website at mdc.mo.gov/springturkeyhunts
wild turkey in field

MDC to host fly fishing workshops this February in Phelps County

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 13, 2020

Register to attend these FREE Discover Nature – Fishing courses for ages 16+.

MDC staff help participants tie lures as part of a fly fishing workshop.

MDC invites public to Eagle Days at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 10, 2020

Free event on Jan. 18 and Jan. 19 is great way to learn about eagles in Missouri.

A bald eagle in flight.

MDC to host farm legacy workshop in Kirksville Jan. 25

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 10, 2020

Free land stewardship program helps landowners plan for next generation and beyond.

Legacy workshop attendees

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