MDC News from 02/2020

MDC invites people to enjoy a hike March 14 while learning about Ozark habitats

News from the region

Ozark
Feb 28, 2020
Free hike will cover section of Ozark trail between Peck Ranch and Klepzig Mill.
Man hiking a wooded trail.

MDC to host 25th anniversary celebration of Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area March 14

News from the region

Central
Feb 27, 2020

FREE open house will include live-bird presentations, a documentary screening, and more.

The sun hovers over the horizon at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area.

MDC congratulates former commissioner on induction into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 27, 2020
Former Conservation Commissioner Chip McGeehan was honored for his conservation work.
Former Missouri Conservation Commissioner Chip McGeehan

MDC honors DuckHorn Outdoors Adventures for outstanding partnership

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 27, 2020

Non-profit hosts many conservation programs for youths and adults

MDC staff presents Duckhorn Outdoors Adventures with the Outreach and Education Partnership Award.

Get new MDC booklets for spring turkey hunting, fishing, hunting and trapping, and the Wildlife Code

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 27, 2020
Get more information on MDC offerings at mdc.mo.gov.
Spring turkey booklet cover

Jay Henges Shooting Range welcomes champion caller Keith Wahlig for Beginning Turkey Hunting seminar March 5

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 27, 2020
Novice and advanced turkey hunters both can learn tips and tricks to get the most out of spring turkey season.
man and boy walking in woods with turkey decoy

MDC to hold prescribed burn workshop in Warrenton March 6

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 26, 2020

Landowners can learn how using prescribed fire can improve their land at a free workshop.

A prescribed burn

Support Missouri student archers at MoNASP state tournament March 19-21 in Branson

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 26, 2020
More than 4,000 student archers will compete at the Branson Convention Center.
MONASP ST 2020

MDC congratulates Francis Skalicky on induction into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 26, 2020
The MDC media specialist from Springfield was recently honored for his career in sports and conservation-related writing.
Francis Skalicky induction into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

MDC to host free youth turkey hunting clinic March 28 at Warrensburg

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 25, 2020

Participants will learn about shooting, fishing, and other outdoor skills

Two male turkeys in a wooded area.

MDC Urban Woodsman event held on Feb. 22 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 25, 2020

Visitors tasted homemade maple syrup, learned woodcraft and outdoor lore

Walnut and sugar maple syrup jars

Powder Valley Nature Center announces winners of its nature photo contest

News from the region

St. Louis
Feb 25, 2020

The winning photographs were selected in eight categories from 100 entries.

A photo of a Carolina wren sitting on a log.

Prairie-chicken viewing offered this spring at Dunn Ranch Prairie

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 24, 2020
UPDATE: MDC HAS CANCELLED THIS PROGRAM TO HELP PROTECT THE PUBLIC AMID ONGOING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONCERNS.
three prairie chickens in cornfield

MDC offers free paddlefish snagging clinic April 11 at Warsaw

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 24, 2020
Learn about paddlefish conservation and snagging techniques
man and boy on boat with two paddlefish

MDC says registration is open for landowners seeking free and discounted permits

News from the region

Kansas City
Feb 24, 2020
Register online or contact MDC offices for applications for landowner deer and turkey hunting permits
two tom turkeys in woods

MDC reminds snaggers that paddlefish season begins March 15

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 24, 2020
Paddlefish snagging waters include Lake of the Ozarks, Truman Lake, and Table Rock Lake.
three snaggers on boat with one paddlefish

MDC and CFM thank deer hunters, processors, and sponsors for sharing the harvest

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 24, 2020
This season’s donations of 348,535 pounds take overall total to more than 4.3 million pounds.
Venison donations in back of car

Time to buy 2020 MDC annual hunting and fishing permits

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 21, 2020
Buy permits from vendors, online, or through MDC’s free MO Hunting and MO Fishing apps.
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MDC partners with Missouri Western on a prairie restoration in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Feb 21, 2020
Project will provide a native grassland habitat for research, enjoyment, and education
grassland restoration

MDC encourages public to Be Bear Aware this spring

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 18, 2020
MDC reminds people that a “fed bear is a dead bear.”
two black bears in the green woods

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in northeast Missouri

News from the region

Northeast
Feb 18, 2020

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

Two technicians manage a prescribed burn.

MDC encourages anglers to get hooked on Missouri trout fishing

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 14, 2020
March 1 marks opening of catch-and-keep trout fishing at the state’s four trout parks.
rainbow trout in hands

MDC offers timber harvest workshop March 7 in Gasconade County

News from the region

Central
Feb 13, 2020

Free clinic will help landowners understand process and benefits of forest management.

A wooded area.

Find places for outdoor fun with MDC’s “MO Outdoors” app

News from the region

Statewide
Feb 13, 2020
Download the free MO Outdoors app through Google Play or the App Store.
MO Outdoors app main screen

MDC invites public to Feb. 29 Vulture Venture near Branson

News from the region

Southwest
Feb 13, 2020

Free program highlights benefits of these misunderstood birds.

A turkey vulture stands in a grass field.

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