MDC News from 01/2020

MDC invites public to search for short-eared owls on Feb. 8

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 31, 2020
Owls found on prairies will be the focus of hike at Shawnee Trail Conservation Area.
short-eared owl

MDC invites public to learn how to build bluebird boxes on Feb. 15

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 31, 2020

Families will build nest boxes at free workshop at Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center.

A bluebird flies into a nesting box.

MDC invites public to predator hunting clinic

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 30, 2020

Free Feb. 8 class at MDC's Andy Dalton Range will cover calling and other basics.

A coyote stands in a grass field.

MDC helps Long Shoal Marina improve pump station at Truman Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 29, 2020

Funds from federal program designed to keep healthy waters clean

Laura Ruman presents Mike Eckers with a cost-share grant check for upgrades to a pump station at Long Shoal Marina.

MDC now requires landowner registration for free and discounted permits

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 28, 2020
Get more info and register online at mdc.mo.gov/landownerpermits or request paper forms from MDC Permit Services.
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MDC to host free birding workshops and activities in February at Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 28, 2020

Burr Oak Woods Nature Center staff will teach about owls, bird banding, and bluebirds

A barred owl perches on a post.

MDC to host waterfowl season workshop in Kirksville Feb. 20

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 28, 2020

Hunters can provide input on future season dates and zones.

Waterfowl hunters at dawn.

MDC: Trout harvest begins February 1

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 28, 2020

Jackson’s Rotary Lake, Farmington’s Giessing Lake and Perryville’s Legion Lake are stocked and ready.

A man holds a rainbow trout.

Catch-and-keep trout fishing begins Feb. 1 in Sedalia and St. Joseph

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 27, 2020

MDC stocks trout for winter fishing opportunities for anglers

A man holds a rainbow trout.

MDC wins multiple awards at Missouri NWTF banquet

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 24, 2020
Ohrenberg, Isabelle, MDC Protection Division honored at state banquet
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MDC to host waterfowl season workshop in Columbia Jan. 30

News from the region

Central
Jan 24, 2020

Hunters can provide input on future season dates and zones.

An illustration of a mallard in flight

MDC, partners offer youth and mobility impaired upland bird hunt in Cole County Feb. 16

News from the region

Central
Jan 23, 2020

Apply by Feb. 2 for this free event giving youth and mobility-impaired hunters access to the outdoors.

MDC employees assist hunters on an upland bird hunt.

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces February programs

News from the region

Central
Jan 23, 2020
Program topics include trout fishing, black bears, eagles, tomahawks, nature jewelry, and more.
young black bear

MDC offers free prescribed fire workshop Feb. 7 in Trenton

News from the region

Northwest
Jan 23, 2020

Learn how to use carefully planned fire as a management tool for forage and wildlife habitat

An MDC employee manages a prescribed burn.

MDC to host waterfowl season workshops in the Kansas City region

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 23, 2020
Hunters can provide input on future seasons Jan. 28 in Harrisonville and Jan. 29 in Excelsior Springs
duck hunter setting decoys on ice

Landowners: What to expect when trapping feral hogs

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 22, 2020

MDC, USDA technicians will bring traps, teach set up and walk landowners through the whole process.

Feral hogs are shown captured in a large corral trap.

Jay Henges Shooting Range holds antler scoring event Feb. 8

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 22, 2020

Hunters can have racks gathered through harvest or shed collecting officially certified.

An MDC employee inspects an antler for scoring.

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in mid-Missouri

News from the region

Central
Jan 17, 2020

Register to attend a free workshop on fire as an important land management method.

MDC staff walks around the smoke coming from a prescribed fire.

MDC reports final deer harvest for season more than 285,400

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 17, 2020
Archery deer harvest was 61,209. Archery turkey harvest was 2,406.
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Missouri increases feral hog elimination efforts, adapts strategy for 2020

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 17, 2020
Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership to cover thousands of acres in feral hog elimination.
training for feral hog winter operations

MDC photographer Noppadol Paothong program this Friday at Powder Valley Nature Center rescheduled for Feb. 21

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 16, 2020
Program rescheduled for February due to potentially dangerous driving conditions and weather on Friday.
Noppadol Paothong

MDC invites duck hunters to meetings in Joplin, Springfield

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 15, 2020
Waterfowl workshops Feb. 4 in Joplin and Feb. 5 in Springfield will give hunters chances to offer input.
duck hunter with dog in cattails

MDC to host ice fishing workshop in Hunnewell Feb. 8

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 15, 2020
Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature – Fishing workshop and learn on-the-ice fishing techniques.
hooked fish during ice fishing

MDC invites public to learn about and listen for owls at programs in Branson and Springfield Feb. 7

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 15, 2020

Events at Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center in Branson and Springfield Conservation Nature Center in Springfield will provide opportunities to learn about owls.

A barred owl rests on a tree branch.

MDC plans Master Naturalist volunteer trainings in central Missouri this spring

News from the region

Central
Jan 15, 2020

Participants must register and attend orientation to join classes in Camdenton, or Columbia.

Participants learning about nature during a naturalist program.

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