MDC News from 04/2021

Join MDC for May 14 guided hike at Henning Conservation Area's Homesteaders Trail

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 30, 2021
Learn about nature and Ozarks' history on this 3.7-mile hike.
Homesteaders Trail at Henning Conservation Area

Apply during May for MDC fall elk-hunting permits

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 30, 2021
MDC is offering five elk-hunting permits. Apply online during May at mdc.mo.gov/buypermits.
Elk Hunting Digest 2021_cover

MDC offering permit applications during May for fall bear hunting

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Statewide
Apr 30, 2021
Apply online May 1-31 at mdc.mo.gov/buypermits for a chance at one of 400 bear permits.
Black Bear Hunting Digest 2021_cover

MDC requests information about recent mower theft at Magnolia Hollow Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 30, 2021

The John Deere CX15 rotary mower was stolen around April 22.

John Deere rotary mower

MDC Twin Pines CEC to close for Truman Day

News from the region

Ozark
Apr 30, 2021
Twin Pines Conservation Education Center (CEC) will be closed Friday, May. 7.
Twin Pines sign

MDC Cape Nature Center, Southeast Regional Office to close for Truman Day

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 30, 2021
Cape Girardeau Nature Center and Southeast Regional Office will be closed Friday, May 7.
Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Missouri Stream Teams pitch in on collaborative effort to track plastics through the Mississippi River

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 30, 2021
St. Louis is part of a unique, multi-city effort to raise awareness of plastic trash, and use citizen data to help find solutions.
GPS transmitter-tagged plastic bottle adrift

MDC offers free guided nature hike May 18 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Apr 29, 2021

Hike will be in historic Columbus Park and City Market neighborhoods

Robin on redbud

Missouri angler swipes state record for longnose gar

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 29, 2021

Anthony Schnur, Jr. caught a 32-pound, 10-ounce fish from Table Rock Lake April 7.

Anthony Schnur, Jr. holds longnose gar

MDC Places to Go: Engelmann Woods Natural Area provides a palette of spring wildflowers

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 29, 2021
Take the short hiking trail to fully explore this forest oasis in Franklin County.
Engelmann Woods Natural Area

Flooding forces temporary closure of parts of MDC's Busiek Area

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 29, 2021

High water causes damage to shooting range, camping sites, and main parking area.

Busiek State Forest sign

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing clinics in Moberly

News from the region

Northeast
Apr 29, 2021
Register to attend free Discover Nature – Fishing courses in May.
agent helping girl fish

Roaring River State Park heavily impacted by flooding, camping and angling opportunities temporarily impacted

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 29, 2021
Flooding forces evacuation of park's campgrounds and restricts access to some fishing areas.
Roaring River Hatchery Sign

MDC encourages volunteers to help bring St. Louis County parks back to nature with new events in May

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 28, 2021

Volunteers can improve pollinator gardens and remove invasive plants during three workdays at St. Louis County Parks.

Volunteer removes bush honeysuckle

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces temporary trail closures May 1–2

News from the region

Central
Apr 27, 2021

Weekend trail closures will accommodate a mentored archery hunt on Runge grounds.

Runge Nature Center sign

MO Hunting users will need to update MDC app

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 27, 2021
Android and iOS users of MDC MO Hunting app will need to update it for continued use.
MO Hunting app

Join MDC for a guided birding hike at Springfield Nature Center on May 13

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 27, 2021

Now is good time to see a variety of resident and migrant species.

Indigo bunting on branch

MDC collaborates with University of Illinois for ongoing crayfish study

News from the region

Southeast
Apr 26, 2021
The project examines the primary burrowing species in southeast Missouri, which has a gap in sampling records.
searching for burrowing crayfish

Conservation Agent Nick Bommarito ready to explore the diversity of Lincoln County

News from the region

St. Louis
Apr 26, 2021

Agent Bommarito will join Corporal Tim McDaniel as Lincoln County’s new conservation agent.

MDC Agent Nick Bommarito holds rescued bald eagle

MDC reports final CWD results for 2020-2021 season

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 26, 2021
CWD testing efforts continued despite COVID-19 challenges with MDC confirming 44 new cases of the deadly deer disease. Learn more at mdc.mo.gov/CWD.
Deer with CWD

Learn about frogs at MDC May 11 virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 23, 2021
Learn about these interesting amphibians
bullfrog

Learn about nature at MDC "escape room" challenge May 8 at Shoal Creek Center in Joplin

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 23, 2021
Groups will race the clock to solve nature-themed puzzles at MDC's Shoal Creek Center in Joplin.
escape room case

Cassville man's paddlefish catch has historical angle for MDC

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 23, 2021
Snagger lands fish that was stocked at Table Rock in 1970s.
Joe Richter

MDC virtual program to focus on native plants for landscaping

News from the region

Southwest
Apr 22, 2021
Program will highlight plants that have habitat and landscaping benefits.
purple coneflower

MDC nature centers, staffed ranges, other staffed facilities closed May 7 for Truman Day

News from the region

Statewide
Apr 22, 2021
All facilities will resume normal operating days starting May 8.
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