Join MDC for upcoming Wild Webcasts and Facebook Live

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Join the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for its upcoming 2018 Wild Webcasts on feral hogs, backyard wildlife, and bald eagles -- along with special Facebook Live sessions with MDC Director Sara Parker Pauley and conservation agents.

Join the webcasts from a computer or smartphone by registering through the provided links. Registrants will then get email reminders and links to join the live webcasts.

For the Facebook Live sessions, simply go to the MDC Facebook page ( at the time of the sessions to watch. Ask questions by posting them in the comments section.

MDC Wild Webcast: Feral Hog Update -- March 21 from noon to 1 p.m.

Join MDC Feral Hog Elimination Team Leader Mark McLain and State Feral Hog Coordinator for MDC Alan Leary for an update on what MDC and partners are doing to combat feral hogs in Missouri, along with background on what they are and why they are such a destructive problem for landowners, MDC, and others. Register at

MDC Wild Webcast: Attracting Backyard Wildlife -- May 16 from noon to 1 p.m.

Join MDC State Ornithologist Sarah Kendrick, Community Conservationist for the City of Columbia Danielle Fox, and MDC Habitat Management Coordinator Nate Muenks to learn about attracting birds and other wildlife to backyards large and small through bird feeding, native plantings for wildlife food and shelter, and other habitat help. Register at

MDC Facebook Live: Ask the Director -- July 18 from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Join MDC Director Sara Parker Pauley to ask her questions on a variety of MDC topics. Join the conversation at

MDC Facebook Live: Ask the Agent: Oct. 31 from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Join MDC conservation agents to ask questions and get answers on hunting, fishing, trapping, and other MDC regulations. Join the conversation at

MDC Wild Webcast: Bald Eagles and Eagle Days -- Dec. 5 from noon to 1 p.m.

Join MDC Resource Scientist and Eagle Expert Janet Haslerig and MDC Eagle Days Veteran Dan Zarlenga to learn about bald eagles in Missouri and the perennially popular MDC Eagle Days events around the state. Register at

Watch previous MDC Wild Webcasts at to learn about invasive species, mountain lions, birding, fishing, chronic wasting disease, black bears, pollinators, and feral hogs.