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MDC offers FREE Beginner Fur Trapping Workshop Oct. 19 at Twin Pines

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 17, 2019

Participants will learn how to set traps, regulations, ethics and trap preparation.

A man holds a conibear trap for fur trapping.

MDC offers Women’s Handgun workshop in Houston Oct. 6

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 17, 2019

Participants must be 16 years of age or older to participate in the program.

A conservation agent supervises a group of women during a handgun workshop.

MDC offers Women’s Handgun workshop in Houston Sept. 1

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 02, 2019
The workshop will include safety, operation and techniques of shooting semi-auto and revolver handguns
agent teaching woman to shoot handgun

Twin Pines Conservation Education Center hosts Family Fish Day Aug. 24

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 01, 2019
Sit under the pines while the kids fish for the big one.
Family Fishing at Twin Pines Pond

MDC hosts FREE Back to School Fishing event at Bray CA

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 26, 2019
School supplies will also be given to school aged children who attend.
close up of stream at Bray Conservation Area

MDC hosts free women’s Archery and Crossbow Workshop at Twin Pines July 20

News from the region

Ozark
Jun 11, 2019

Women will learn bow and crossbow techniques, safety and maintenance.

A woman sitting against a tree with a bow.

MDC: 2019 Free fishing days are this weekend

News from the region

Ozark
Jun 04, 2019
Anyone can fish without a permit in state waters June 8 and 9.
bass caught on fishing lure

MDC seeks public input for Texas County L-A-D Foundation Lands

News from the region

Ozark
Jun 03, 2019

This includes Horseshoe Bend, Piney River Narrows, and Dripping Springs natural areas.

Texas County LAD Foundation Lands

MDC will host free fishing lessons at Bray CA May 30, June 1

News from the region

Ozark
May 22, 2019

Parents can register children ages 7 to 15 and their family members for these basic fishing courses.

A little girl shows off a fish she caught in her net.

MDC will host free fishing lessons at Twin Pines June 6 & 8

News from the region

Ozark
May 22, 2019

Parents can register children ages 7 to 15 and their family members for these basic fishing courses.

A young angler poses with a fish he caught at a Missouri pond.

MDC hosts Landowner Field Day at Gist Ranch Conservation Area May 21

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 30, 2019

Learn about woodland, glade and forest management benefits to wildlife.

A closeup shot of a pink Glade coneflower.

MDC, NWTF host Timber Stand Improvement workshop in Van Buren May 10

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 29, 2019

Learn how to identify timber management goals and meet cost-share specifications.

A woodland area that's been restored with timber stand improvement and prescribed burning.

Twin Pines Conservation Education Center announces May programs

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 23, 2019
Discover nature through Pine Needlers and Cooking Wild Edibles.
Twin Pines Conservation Education Center mailbox with building behind

MDC: Twin Pines CEC reopens April 2, hosts annual Heritage Day April 13

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 19, 2019

Heritage Day features fish fry, kid’s fishing and many demonstrations.

Twin Pines

MDC offers Hunter Education skills sessions at Twin Pines March 9 and 21

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 01, 2019
Attendees must complete the knowledge portion in advance.
woman shows girl how to shoot

Twin Pines hosts birding expert Cindy Bridges at Greer Crossing April 6

News from the region

Ozark
Mar 01, 2019
Hike and learn bird identification tips along the Eleven Point River from 9 to 11 a.m.
Kentucky warbler

MDC seeks information in poaching case of two adult elk

News from the region

Statewide
Ozark
Feb 14, 2019
These are the fourth and fifth elk poaching cases since the restoration in 2011.
Poached Bull Elk

Learn how to be Bear-Aware with MDC at Willow Springs Star Theatre March 1

News from the region

Ozark
Feb 13, 2019
The Bear Aware program will feature natural history and current MDC management of bears.
black bear side view

There's still time to register for Ozark region prescribed fire workshops

News from the region

Ozark
Feb 07, 2019
Prescribed fire is a useful tool for land and wildlife management.
MDC staff person using prescribed fire for land management

MDC will host prescribed fire workshops throughout Ozark region

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 14, 2019

Prescribed fire is a useful tool for land and wildlife management.

Prescribed fire workshops in the Ozark region

MDC Workshops in Eminence, Salem teach prescribed fire for land, wildlife management tool

News from the region

Ozark
Dec 19, 2018
Landowners should preregister for their desired workshop.
MDC staff demonstrates a prescribed burn during a workshop

Landowners are invited to learn about invasive weeds from MDC, MU Extension, TNC

News from the region

Ozark
Dec 19, 2018
These organizations and others hope to work with the public to tackle invasive weed problems.
musk thistle

MDC honors former director with renaming of Twin Pines education building

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 29, 2018

Director Jerry Presley guided MDC after the Design for Conservation period.

Jerry Presley

Texas County man receives Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor award

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 23, 2018

MDC recognizes Michael Kane’s long-standing volunteer service to the region.

Michael Kane receiving his award.

MDC presents ‘Gigs and Ghosts’ at Round Spring Oct. 20

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 11, 2018

Learn about the time-honored tradition of gigging on the Current River.

People in a boat gigging.

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