MDC News from 10/2020

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces temporary trail closures Nov. 6–8

News from the region

Central
Oct 30, 2020
Trails will close for three days to accommodate a managed archery hunt on Runge property.
archery equipment

MDC stocking rainbow trout in St. Louis area lakes starting in November

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 29, 2020

Great trout fishing opportunities are just minutes away for many St. Louis area residents this winter, including a shot at 10lb lunkers.

Rainbow trout stocking at a St. Louis lake

MDC shares important information for deer hunting

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 29, 2020
Learn about deer numbers, seasons, landowner permits, sampling and testing for chronic wasting disease, Share The Harvest, and more.
2020 Fall Deer and Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet cover

MDC and Trenton High School students partner for pollinators

News from the region

Northwest
Oct 29, 2020

Native wildflowers and grasses planted at the high school

Trenton High School students plant wildflowers for pollinators

MDC provides drop-off sites in Southeast region to aid hunters in voluntary CWD testing

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 29, 2020

Deer drop-off locations are in Perry, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, and Jefferson counties.

CWD testing drop-off

MDC finds first case of CWD in Pulaski County

News from the region

Ozark
Oct 28, 2020
MDC is offering statewide voluntary CWD sampling and testing of harvested deer during the entire deer season at locations throughout the state.
MDC color logo

MDC reminds young hunters early youth deer firearms season begins Oct. 31

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 28, 2020

The early portion of youth firearms deer season runs Oct. 31 through Nov. 1

Troy Fox with Meredithe Greene and Troy Pollard

MDC warns against baiting deer in St. Louis region

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 28, 2020
Spreading feed to attract deer for hunting violates the law, ethics, and increases the risk of disease among deer.
doe eating from baited corn pile

MDC to offer virtual tree pruning workshop on Nov. 12

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 28, 2020

Free program will provide tips on the proper techniques and tools to use.

Pruning shears

MDC to stock nearly 7,000 rainbow trout during first week of Nov.

News from the region

Southeast
Oct 28, 2020

Mark your calendar for this year’s winter trout fishing program.

Stocked rainbow trout

MDC offers autumn tips for native plant gardens

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 27, 2020
Prepare for next spring and help beneficial insects this winter
two women in native plant garden

MDC supports youth trapshooting program based at Adrian

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 26, 2020

Competition tests shotgun skills for FFA, 4-H, and homeschool students

Archie High School FFA trapshooting team

MDC Lebanon office to be reclassified as a field office

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 26, 2020

Public will still be able to connect with appropriate MDC staff.

Entrance sign to MDC's Lebanon office

Tom and Cathy Aley receive MDC Master Conservationist award

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 26, 2020
MDC thanks the Taney County couple for their decades of cave and karst conservation.
Cathy and Tom Aley holding MDC Master Conservationist award

MDC reminds hunters of baiting regulations during deer and turkey seasons

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 26, 2020

The use of bait, including grain or other feed to attract deer or turkeys, while hunting is prohibited.

2020 Fall Deer & Turkey booklet

Join citizen science at MDC's Burr Oak Woods FeederWatch kickoff Nov. 14 in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 23, 2020
Winter counts at feeders help scientists track bird populations
birds at feeder

MDC continues repairs at Bob Brown Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Oct 22, 2020
Popular wetland area in Holt County was heavily damaged by 2019 flooding
Bob Brown Conservation Area wooden walkway

MDC to host beginner fly fishing workshop in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Oct 22, 2020
Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature – Fishing course for ages 13+.
person fly fishing

MDC offers Field to Freezer workshop in Kirksville Nov. 2

News from the region

Northeast
Oct 21, 2020
Participants will learn simple steps to field dress and process wild game into cuts for the kitchen.
deer processing

Rockwoods Reservation holds Trail or Treat Halloween-themed event Oct. 30

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 20, 2020

Experience a nature twist on this free celebration of everyone’s favorite spooky holiday.

eastern screech owl

Oct. 29 MDC virtual program to provide deer processing tips

News from the region

Southwest
Oct 20, 2020

Online "Field to Freezer" program will discuss the steps needed to transform a harvested deer into packaged venison

Hunter cutting venison meat

MDC maintains sustainable forestry certification

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 20, 2020
More than 658,300 acres of MDC state land are certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®.
Gladden Creek

MDC naturalists lead 14.5-mile challenge hike on Green Rock Trail Oct. 23

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 20, 2020

For anyone up to the adventure, the chance to hike this linear trail will include return transportation.

Two hikers on the Green Rock Trail

MDC brood survey shows slight improvement in turkey production

News from the region

Statewide
Oct 19, 2020
2020 brought better turkey production to north Missouri while southwest turkey production remains poor.
turkey brood survey results 2020

MDC provides drop-off sites in St. Louis region to aid hunters in voluntary CWD testing

News from the region

St. Louis
Oct 19, 2020
Deer head drop-off sites are located in Crawford, Franklin, St. Charles, Warren, Jefferson, and Washington counties.
CWD drop-off box

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