MDC News from 04/2021

MDC to offer workshops in northeast Missouri on morel mushrooms April 13, 15

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 09, 2021
Register to attend in-person or virtual offerings.
black morel

MDC receives donation of 250 birdhouses from family of Chaffee native

Apr 09, 2021
Donation helps share lifelong love of the outdoors by extending nature outreach statewide.
birdhouses from Seyer family

MDC suspends current river gauge requirements impacting spring turkey hunting in portions of southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 09, 2021
Recently approved changes raise the Mississippi River levels that will trigger closing the spring turkey and fall deer and turkey hunting seasons by two feet.
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New handgun shooters—Join MDC for virtual Beginning Handgun class April 19

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 08, 2021

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

Woman aims handgun

MDC encourages public to leave wildlife wild this spring

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 08, 2021

Interfering with wild animals oftentimes does more harm than good.

Young fawn in grass

MDC recommends early blooming native trees for spring landscaping

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 07, 2021

Many non-native trees with early white blooms do little for butterflies or songbirds

Field of Callery pear trees

MDC urges drivers to slow down and give turtles a brake!

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 07, 2021

Watch out for turtles on Missouri roads this spring as they look for food and a mate.

Turtle crossing the road

MDC invites families to learn the basics of archery on April 25

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 07, 2021

Free clinic at Andy Dalton Range will show how archery can be a family activity.

Dad and daughter archery

Henges and Busch Shooting Ranges now offering 5-stand shooting

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 07, 2021
Shotgun shooters and gamebird hunters will have a chance to hone their skills at both ranges.
5-stand shotgun shooting

Learn about squirrel hunting at April 27 MDC program

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 07, 2021

Free event at MDC's Andy Dalton Range will have tips on hunting strategies and game care.

Father and daughter squirrel hunting

MDC encourages you to enjoy Missouri’s flowering trees and shrubs!

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 06, 2021

Take a moment to enjoy the therapeutic beauty of springtime in Missouri.

Serviceberry, spicebush, redbud, and wild plum

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces April programs

News from the region

Central
Apr 06, 2021

FREE public programs include outdoor and virtual events to ensure public safety.

Group kayaking in Como

Learn the basics of shotguns at April 24 MDC program

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 06, 2021

Free clinic at Andy Dalton Range will feature opportunities to test shooting skills.

Hunter aims shotgun

MDC invites families to learn about fishing fundamentals on April 17

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 05, 2021
Free clinics at Walter Woods Conservation Area will feature catch-and-release fishing opportunities.
kids with fish

Learn how to shoot Five Stand at MDC's Andy Dalton Range

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 05, 2021
Free April 10 program offers tips about Dalton Range's new shotgun activity.
Five Stand shotgun activity

MDC announces new manager for Burr Oak Woods Nature Center

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 05, 2021
Sam McCloskey will oversee conservation programs at nature center in Blue Springs
Sam McCloskey

Join MDC online April 21 to learn about mushroom hunting

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 05, 2021
Register online in advance and then join the free MDC Wild Webcast live at noon.
common morels

Celebrate spring with MDC Cape Nature Center’s free April programs

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 01, 2021

Be sure to register online for in-person and virtual nature events this month.

Man bowfishing

Discover who’s passing through at MDC’s Virtual Spring Warbler ID program April 13

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 01, 2021
Participants will learn to identify neotropical birds migrating through Missouri this spring.
prothonotary warbler

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