MDC News from 03/2021

MDC virtual program to focus on plants that attract butterflies

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 31, 2021

April 7 event will discuss butterfly-friendly designs that fit parks, schools, and backyards.

Swallowtail on butterfly milkweed

MDC and A.T Still University ask Missourians to send ticks for research study

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 31, 2021
MDC and A.T. Still University are asking Missourians to save ticks they find and send them to the University for scientific research to learn more about ticks and pathogens they may carry.
American_Dog_Tick_Male

August A. Busch and Jay Henges Shooting Ranges begin summer hours April 1

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 31, 2021

New seasonal schedule includes evening shooting hours during the week at both ranges.

Woman target shooting

MDC's Lake City and Parma Woods shooting ranges shift to summer hours April 1

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 31, 2021

Staffed ranges in Kansas City area offer opportunities for firearm target practice

Four men trap shoot at Lake City range

MDC to host Pollinator Powerhouses event April 8 at Jefferson City golf course

News from the region

Central
Mar 30, 2021

Register for a free, fun, family-friendly learning opportunity about pollinators and creating native wildlife habitat.

Monarch on native flower

MDC says hunters could see more young turkeys this spring

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 30, 2021
The spring turkey hunting youth portion will be April 10 and 11 with the regular spring season running April 19 through May 9.
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MDC encourages public to support hummingbirds during spring migration

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 29, 2021

Ruby-throated hummingbirds travel hundreds of miles back to the U.S. after spending the winter in the south.

Ruby-throated hummingbird at feeder

Learn about spring wildflowers at MDC virtual program on April 7

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 29, 2021

Online event will help identify flowers you see in the outdoors at this time of year.

Dutchman's breeches

MDC and partners offer free native warm season grass workshop April 22 in Harrisonville

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 29, 2021

Learn how native forage can benefit ranching and wildlife

Native warm season grasses

Turkeys will come when you learn to call at MDC virtual wild turkey calling program April 8

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 26, 2021

Discover they key to turkey communication during this free online class.

Turkey box call

Learn the basics of safe hunting with free MDC online program April 8

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 26, 2021

This free virtual class will introduce new hunters to important safety aspects of firearms and hunting.

Turkey hunter with son

MDC announces first black-bear season for Missouri to run this fall

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 26, 2021
The 2021 bear-hunting season will be Oct. 18 – 27 and limited to areas of southern Missouri.
black bear

MDC sets migratory game bird and waterfowl hunting seasons

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 26, 2021
For more information on hunting in Missouri, visit MDC online at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/
dove hunt

MDC will offer five permits for 2021 elk-hunting season

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 26, 2021
Apply during May with permit selection by July 1 to hunt elk in October and December.
Benthall Elk

MDC offers free Birds and Blooms program April 3 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 25, 2021

Visit Gorman Discovery Center's garden to learn about birding and wildflowers

Flowering dogwood

MDC virtual program on March 30 will provide update on Trans Ozark Trail System project

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 25, 2021

When complete, this trail will stretch from St. Louis to northern Arkansas.

Hiker on rocky trail

MDC offers free hunter education skills classes in Chillicothe and Cameron

News from the region

Northwest
Mar 25, 2021

Chillicothe class will be April 8 and Cameron class April 13

Hunter ed instructor with youth

MDC reopens road, fishing dock, and boat ramp at Maple Leaf Lake Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Mar 25, 2021

Project improving main access road is complete for area in Lafayette County

Maple Leaf Lake entrance

Jefferson County Conservation Agent Ben Bardot looks forward to spring in the outdoors

News from the region

St. Louis
Mar 25, 2021

Agent Bardot joins Corporal Lexis Riter as the county’s new conservation agent.

Ben Bardot

MDC invites public to online reloading clinic on March 27

News from the region

Southwest
Mar 25, 2021

Free clinic at Andy Dalton Range will have tips for reloading shotgun, rifle, and pistol ammunition.

Ammunition tools

MDC and TNC offer free virtual prairie-chicken webinar April 9

News from the region

Northwest
Mar 24, 2021
Watch them dance via TNC's livestream webcast from the lek
prairie chicken male and female

Volunteers needed to help with Bashin’ Trash community event at Cape LaCroix Creek on April 24

News from the region

Southeast
Mar 24, 2021

Participants will need to register by April 8 to receive a free lunch and t-shirt.

Trash Bash volunteers

Celebrate Missouri trees with MDC through Arbor Days in April

News from the region

Statewide
Mar 24, 2021
Celebrate the value of Missouri trees and forests during Arbor Days in April by planting native trees and practicing proper tree care.
flowering-dogwood-flower

MDC hosts native preorder plant sale at Runge Nature Center March 27

News from the region

Central
Mar 24, 2021
This year’s native plant sale will be preorder-only to ensure public safety.
Runge Nature Center’s annual native plant sale

MDC, partners offer “buy-back” program to replace invasive pear trees April 20

News from the region

Central
Mar 24, 2021

Register and provide photo-proof of removal before April 19 to receive a free native-tree replacement.

Callery Pear trees in field

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