MDC News from 01/2020

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 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

News from the region

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 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

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.

Powder Valley Nature Center presents an Evening with Raptors program Jan. 31

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 09, 2020
St. Louis Sprout and About will join MDC to help visitors discover an ancient hunting partnership between humans and birds.
man holding a falcon on glove

MDC fishing program wins governor’s award for innovation

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 09, 2020

Roaring River Fish Hatchery staff recognized for providing special “First Hole” fishing experience for new anglers.

MDC Director Sara Parker Pauley poses with Governor Mike Parson and the Roaring River Fish Hatchery staff at the Missouri State Capitol.

MDC reports 12,000 deer taken during alternative-methods portion

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 08, 2020
Top harvest counties: Callaway with 315 deer harvested, Franklin with 297, and Pike with 261.
buck in tall grass

MDC photographer Noppadol Paothong speaking at Powder Valley Nature Center Jan. 17

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 08, 2020

Reservations are now open to see MDC’s award-winning photographer as he shares stunning images of Missouri’s wildlife and landscapes.

MDC photographer Noppadol Paothong poses with his camera in nature.

Attend MDC waterfowl workshops to give input on upcoming seasons

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 07, 2020
MDC workshops in January, February, and March will solicit hunter input about duck season dates and zone boundary locations for the 2021-2025 seasons.
duck hunters in blind

MDC offers women’s basic handgun workshop Jan. 28 in Callaway County

News from the region

Central
Jan 07, 2020

Preregister today to attend this free program for women ages 14 and older.

An MDC agent helps a woman learn to shoot a handgun.

MDC 2019 Notable News

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 06, 2020
Permit changes, possible elk hunting among notable news for the past year.
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MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces January programs

News from the region

Central
Jan 06, 2020
Program topics include fly tying, Canada goose hunting, predators, owls, wildlife in winter, and more.
saw-whet owl

March 6 deadline for MDC Arbor Award of Excellence nominations

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 06, 2020
MDC and MCFC encourage nominations of local tree stewards for award recognition. Nominations are due by March 6.
Arbor Award of Excellence Winners

MDC to host Eagle Days in Clarksville Jan. 25-26

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 06, 2020
Discover nature this winter and witness one of the best opportunities for eagle watching in the country.
Eagle Swooping

MDC offers prescribed burn workshop Jan. 24 in Gasconade County

News from the region

Central
Jan 06, 2020
Register to attend this FREE workshop on fire as an important land-management tool.
managing property with prescribed fire

Cape Nature Center opens 2020 with Bear Paint Pour, Campfire Stories, Field to Freezer programs

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 03, 2020
Programs at the nature center are always FREE, thanks to the conservation state sales tax.
Bear Paint Pour

MDC hosts family intro to firearms class at Busch Shooting Range Jan. 13

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 03, 2020

The free program will be an opportunity for all ages to learn the basics of a wide variety of firearms.

Types of firearms.

MDC invites public to learn about and listen for owls Jan. 10

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 03, 2020

Springfield Nature Center program will feature live owls and evening hikes on trails.

A close-up of a screech owl.

MDC Twin Pines Conservation Education Center to host Eagle Days Jan. 9

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 03, 2020

Guests can get an up-close look at a bald eagle and golden eagle.

Two bald eagles in a nest.

MDC invites public to Eagle Adventure at Runge Nature Center Feb. 1

News from the region

Central
Jan 02, 2020

Discover nature this winter with live eagle presentations, new exhibits in Jefferson City.

Two bald eagles perch on a tree branch.

MDC’s Rockwoods Reservation hosts Winter in the Woods Festival Saturday, Feb. 1

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 02, 2020

Formerly known as the Maple Sugar Festival, this free family event has now expanded to embrace many more aspects of winter.

Visitors gather for Rockwoods Reservation's Winter in the Woods Festival.

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