MDC News from 08/2020

MDC offers CWD sampling and encourages Share the Harvest

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 31, 2020
Learn more from MDC’s 2020 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet, available where permits are sold and online.
2020 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet cover

MDC holds Introduction to Handguns online class Sept. 8

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 28, 2020

This free virtual course will cover all the basics of proper and safe handgun use.

A woman fires a handgun

Teamwork makes the dream work; hydrilla elimination effort by MDC and partners earn collaboration award

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 28, 2020

Southwest Missouri's Hydrilla Working Group wins Invasive Plant Action Award.

SWMO Hydrilla Working Group

MDC Sept. 3 program will combine forestry and fashion

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 28, 2020

Program participants will make a tree pendant they can take home.

Trees with fall color

Hancock excited to begin duties as MDC Conservation Educator in southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 28, 2020

Cape Girardeau native will work with schools in five counties.

Sally Hancock

Learn about wild edibles at Sept. 4 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 28, 2020

Get information about nuts and fruits from the wild that will add flavor to recipes and snacks

A bowl of persimmons

Learn about baby snakes at Sept. 8 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 28, 2020

Learn how snakes are born and quickly adapt to their surroundings.

An Eastern Yellow-Bellied Racer hatches from an egg

MDC's Andy Dalton Shooting Range moves to winter schedule on Sept. 1

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 28, 2020

Facility will have 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. schedule on Tuesday-Sunday.

Andy Dalton Shooting Range Entrance Sign

MDC takes people way down yonder in the pawpaw patch - virtually - on Sept. 3

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 28, 2020

Learn more about these native fruits that can add flavor to your meals

Paw paws in a hat

Have a large evergreen that needs removed? Donate it to MDC for governor’s mansion Christmas tree

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 27, 2020

The tree may be near the end of its life or may need to be removed for other reasons.

A Christmas tree outside the Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City

MDC alters dove hunting procedures for Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area

News from the region

Central
Aug 26, 2020

Procedure changes will help ensure public safety amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Doves perch on sunflowers

Learn about fall edible mushrooms at Sept. 2 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 26, 2020

Get information on fall fungi that can add taste to your table.

Puffball mushroo

MDC partners with Grundy Electric Cooperative for wildlife habitat projects

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 24, 2020

Wires Over Wildlife program benefits wildlife and saves co-op money

Grundy County wildlife habitat

MDC offers Trivia Tuesday nature game at Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 21, 2020

Have fun learning about nature and compete in monthly trivia game

Discovery Center building

MDC connects people with autumn's monarch butterfly migration

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 21, 2020
Burr Oak Woods staff will offer free virtual monarch program online on Sept. 2
tagged monarch butterfly

Learn how to read a river at Aug. 26 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 20, 2020
Learn how to look at waterways and make wise decisions about floating.
two people canoeing on river

MDC invites people to learn about hummingbirds at Aug. 25 virtual program

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 18, 2020
Get information on the long migratory trips these birds take and why now is a good time to keep feeders filled.
ruby-throated hummingbird at feeder

MDC schedules Discover Nature fishing events in upcoming weeks

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 18, 2020

Free classes designed to introduce families to fishing.

MDC staff teach a family how to use a fishing pole.

Learn about toads at Aug. 25 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 18, 2020

Learn about the benefits these amphibians provide to people.

Close up of American toad

MDC to offer online kids' program about butterflies Aug. 22

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 18, 2020

Children ages 6 and under can learn about these interesting insects through a virtual puppet show

Monarch close up

MDC offers target archery ranges for bow hunting tune ups

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 18, 2020

Ranges in northwest and Kansas City regions offer free target archery

Archery range

MDC offers free summer outdoor programs in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 18, 2020

Nature and outdoor skills events are designed with COVID-19 precautions

Black bear walks through the woods

MDC reopens Burr Oak Woods Nature Center building in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 18, 2020
New programs and protocols are in places as precaution against COVID-19
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center Sign

MDC to offer free virtual archery program Aug. 22

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 17, 2020
Online program will cover bow and arrow basics and equipment selection.
bowhunter in treestand

Take a morning hike with an MDC naturalist at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 17, 2020
Public can enjoy 1.5-mile walk at Aug. 21 program
man hiking in field

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