MDC invites public to March 14 crappie seminar for beginners

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – In Missouri, crappie fishing is an activity that’s as near and dear to many anglers as any other outdoors pastime in the state. Angler surveys show crappie are among the most fished-for sportfish in the state.

People can learn more about how to hook this popular fish at the free Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) program “Crappie Fishing For Beginners” on March 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at MDC’s Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way.

MDC Fisheries Biologist Shane Bush, Naturalist Alan Reed and Outdoor Skills Specialist Greg Collier will discuss crappie characteristics, lure options and fishing techniques for different seasons of the year. The program is for ages 7-adult. Registration begins March 1. Call 417-888-4237 to register.

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