MDC News from 01/2021

Groundhogs highlight Springfield Nature Center's February schedule

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 29, 2021

Virtual program highlights this animal that becomes prominent each February.

Groundhog in grass

MDC reminds anglers catch and keep trout starts Feb. 1 in St. Louis area lakes

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 28, 2021

Anglers can make use of this great food source as long as the rainbows last in urban fishing lakes.

A trout angler shows off his catch

MDC to reopen Runge Nature Center and Headquarters in Jefferson City Feb. 1

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 27, 2021
Masks and social distancing will be required in buildings at both locations.
Runge Nature Center sign

MDC virtual program on Feb. 4 to focus on owls

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 27, 2021

Event will discuss how to identify some common owl species by their call.

Eastern screech owl

Popular hiking trails will be focus of Feb. 3 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 27, 2021
Program will highlight top 10 places to hike in southwest Missouri.
man on winter hike in woods

Renovation completed at MDC's Roaring River Hatchery

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 26, 2021

Updates will increase production and improve health of fish at this popular angling site.

Roaring River Hatchery entrance

MDC: Trout harvest to begin in Jackson, Farmington, Perryville on Feb. 1

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 26, 2021

All anglers between the ages of 16 and 64 must have a valid Missouri fishing permit and any angler harvesting trout must also possess a trout permit.

Rainbow trout

Busch Shooting Range staff holds virtual Introduction to Shotgun program Feb. 2

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 25, 2021
This free program covers all the important things beginners need to get a safe start with shotguns.
man teaches young man shotgun shooting

MDC virtual program to focus on winter bird feeding

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 25, 2021
Jan. 30 event will discuss details of winter bird feeding.
red-bellied woodpecker

MDC offers free virtual class Feb. 6 on the mysteries of owls

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 25, 2021

Owls big and small prowl the night

Barred owl owlets in tree

Catch-and-keep trout fishing begins Feb. 1 at Sedalia park

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 25, 2021
MDC's winter trout program connects people with nature
trout in hand

Anglers can catch and keep trout Feb. 1 at two St. Joseph lakes stocked by MDC

News from the region

Northwest
Jan 25, 2021

Head outdoors for fresh air and winter fishing

Angler holds rainbow trout

Learn how trout are raised in hatcheries at MDC virtual programs

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 25, 2021

Online events on Jan. 30 and Feb. 4 will show how trout are raised at Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery.

Trout eggs

MDC proposes regulation changes for more uses of grass carp and common carp, including as live bait

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 22, 2021
New regulations follow public requests to catch and use common and grass carp as live bait.
common carp

MDC proposes allowing bicycle use on conservation area service roads

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 22, 2021
Proposal would allow expanded bicycle use on many areas while restricting access that could be unsafe or cause damage.
MDC color logo

Successful recovery efforts prompt MDC to remove peregrine falcons from state endangered species list

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 22, 2021
Peregrine falcons were removed from the federal endangered species list in 1999.
peregrine_falcon_closeup

MDC, Dickerson Park Zoo to host first-ever virtual Eagle Days

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 22, 2021
Free events on Jan. 23 and Feb. 6 will focus on our national bird, the bald eagle.
perched eagle on branch

MDC offers free Native Landscape Chat on Feb. 5 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 21, 2021

Monthly chats help gardeners with native plant questions

Prairie coneflowers

MDC offers ice globes class Jan. 30 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 21, 2021

Learn how to craft winter luminaries with ice and natural materials

Ice candle holders

Learn benefits of native warm-season grasses for grazing with MDC Feb. 18

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 20, 2021
Register now for this informative online offering from MDC, MFA, and NRCS.
cattle in field

MDC reports final deer harvest for season more than 296,500

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 20, 2021
Archery deer harvest was 67,180. Archery turkey harvest was 2,905.
buck in grass

MDC offers hunter education opportunities in near future

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 19, 2021

Individuals needing hunter education have classroom and online options.

Hunter education firearms training

MDC reminds shooters steel core and bi-metal jacket ammunition are not permitted at St. Louis region staffed shooting ranges

Jan 19, 2021

Ammunition with projectiles containing any steel is prohibited on the rifle/pistol ranges due to safety considerations and potential damage to range structures.

Target practice at outdoor shooting range

MDC’s Busch Shooting Range holds beginning pheasant clinics and hunt in February

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 19, 2021

Both youth and adult first-timers looking to get a supportive start in the sport of upland bird hunting have an ideal opportunity.

A youth hunter and mentor bird hunting

MDC offers free virtual field to freezer sausage making class Jan. 19

Jan 15, 2021
Learn how to turn wild game such as venison into sausage
sausage

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