MDC News from 11/2020

MDC to host ‘one-of-a-kind’ holiday gift-making event Dec. 7 in Puxico

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 25, 2020
Learn how to use items such as tree cookies, twigs, pine needles, pinecones, and acorns to make rustic ornaments and other treasures.
six women holding ornaments

MDC offers free winter trout fishing and cooking clinics in the Kansas City area

Nov 25, 2020

Learn how to prepare trout for eating, and youths can learn how to catch trout

A grandfather and his grandson show off a trout they caught.

Join MDC in free citizen science program for winter birds Dec. 5 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 25, 2020
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center will host session on tracking birds with technology
birds at feeder

MDC reports November firearms deer harvest ends with 176,604

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 25, 2020
Top harvest counties were Howell, Franklin, and Texas.
Robert McGrath with harvested buck

MDC suggests tree identification adds fun to winter hikes

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 24, 2020

Trees reveal sculpture-like patterns in winter

Bare trees in skyline

MDC to hold virtual Cooking Wild for the Holidays class Dec. 15

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 24, 2020

Enhance holiday gatherings with delicious dishes sourced from nature.

Crawfish dish

MDC Managed Waterfowl Hunts Going to COVID Level Red Starting Wednesday

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 24, 2020
All managed waterfowl hunts will be designated COVID Red Level effective Wednesday, Nov. 25.
waterfowl hunter in wetland

MDC Cape Nature Center, Southeast Regional Offices to close for Thanksgiving

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 24, 2020
Cape Girardeau Nature Center and Southeast Regional Offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27.
Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Give Holiday Gifts from MDC

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 24, 2020
Visit the MDC online Nature Shop and MDC nature centers for nature-related holiday gifts.
2021 Natural Events Calendar_Cover

MDC reminds hunters of fall, winter safety measures

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 24, 2020
Wear hunter orange when applicable, check your equipment, have permission to hunt an area and follow that area’s regulations.
hunter aiming rifle

MDC connects kitchens with virtual venison program Dec. 3

News from the region

Central
Nov 24, 2020
Learn how to prepare pan-fried, roasted venison with this FREE online program.
preparing venison

Nov. 25 MDC online program offers tips on frying fish

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 23, 2020

Get information on types of oil, seasonings, and methods at this free event.

Fried crappie filets

Natural Events calendars available at MDC offices in Springfield and Joplin

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 23, 2020

MDC Springfield Nature Center and Southwest Regional Office have reopened to public.

2021 Natural Events calendar

MDC invites people to walk off that turkey with a nature hike on Nov. 28

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 23, 2020

Hike along scenic Lake Taneycomo for some exercise and nature viewing.

Lake Taneycomo

MDC to host free 2-day women-only duck hunt clinic in in Puxico in December

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 23, 2020
Ammunition will be provided and participants will need to have completed hunter education.
five female duck hunters

Powder Valley Nature Center closes to comply with St. Louis Co. COVID-19 guidelines, offers Nature Shop pickups

Nov 23, 2020
The public can phone in orders for MDC Natural Events calendars and other items for contact-less pickup at the nature center.
Powder Valley Nature Center Sign

MDC says make eagle spotting a winter activity

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 23, 2020

Migrating bald eagles appear near rivers and lakes in winter months

A bald eagle perched on a tree branch.

MDC thanks deer hunters for help with CWD sampling

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 20, 2020
Nearly 3,000 hunters visited CWD sampling stations opening weekend after COVID changes.
lymph node from CWD sampling

Discover nature this Thanksgiving break with MDC

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 20, 2020

Upcoming MDC events include holiday hikes, crafts, and more.

A couple takes a nature walk in St. Joseph.

MDC holds Introduction to Handguns online class Dec. 7

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 19, 2020

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

A woman shoots a handgun at a shooting range.

Jay Henges rifle/pistol range now open to the public

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 18, 2020
Shooters can take advantage of 20 shooting booths, all offering targets up to 100 yards.
man shooting rifle at Henges range

MDC reminds deer hunters to follow safe firearms practices at all times

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 17, 2020
Self-inflicted mishaps on opening weekend drive home the importance of firearms safety
MDC color logo

MDC reports 80,525 deer harvested during firearms opening weekend

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 16, 2020
Top harvest counties for opening weekend were Howell, Bollinger, and Franklin.
harvested buck and gun

Discover how and why birds migrate with free MDC virtual program Nov. 23

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 16, 2020

The Birds on the Move program will explore this fascinating phenomenon during this online event.

A flock of purple martins migrate through Missouri.

MDC reminds deer, turkey hunters of baiting guidelines

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 12, 2020

The use of bait while hunting an area -- including grain or other feed placed or scattered to attract deer or turkey -- is prohibited.

2020 Fall Deer & Turkey booklet

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