MDC News from 08/2014

MDC names Warren Gerlt Central Regional Logger of the Year

News from the region

Central
Aug 28, 2014

A third generation logger, Gerlt of Fayette has been logging and buying timber for more than 30 years.

Central Regional Logger of the Year for 2014

MDC hosts women’s trout fishing event at Maramec Spring Park

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 28, 2014

Women of all ages will have a chance to trout fish for one day free at Maramec Spring Park.

Female Trout Angler

MDC provides Columbia high schools with outdoor equipment

News from the region

Central
Aug 28, 2014

The equipment will help provide high school students hands-on experiences in nature.

MDC provides Columbia high schools with outdoor equipment

MDC celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day with special river event

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 27, 2014

Visitors will celebrate the day where North America’s two largest rivers come together.

A Day on the Confluence Boat Ride

MDC workshop in Cape Girardeau will show prescribed fire as land and wildlife management tool

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 22, 2014

The Aug. 28 workshop in Cape Girardeau will be given two different times to provide landowners a better opportunity to attend.

burn boss with drip torch in front of fire

MDC Youth Dove Clinic and Hunt in Cape Girardeau marks opening day of dove season

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 22, 2014

This free clinic and hunt will be offered to the first 20 applicants that meet requirements. Preregistration is required.

Youth Dove Hunting

Fall Rendezvous planned at MDC Lake City Shooting Range

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 21, 2014

Enjoy black powder shooting and displays.

Muzzleloading Shotguns and Rifles

Missouri waterfowl seasons set

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 21, 2014

Duck hunters will have a 60-day season again this year.

A hunter accepts a duck from a retriever.

Operation Roadhouse -- Colorado man pleads guilty to illegally trafficking in paddlefish

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 21, 2014

MDC is sharing this information as a partner courtesy to the Office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

Harvested Paddlefish in Boat

Prairie Day comes to Shaw Nature Reserve Sept. 20

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 20, 2014

Visitors can relive the days of "Little House On The Prairie" when more than one third of Missouri was tallgrass prairie.

Prairie Day at Shaw Nature Reserve

Woodland and Glade Restoration Workshop to be held Aug. 21 near Sullivan

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 20, 2014

Landowners will learn practical ways to restore these valuable natural systems to their land. Advanced registration is required by calling 636-399-8733.

Glade Wildflowers

MDC names Birch Tree man as Logger of the Year

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 15, 2014

Congratulations to Scott 'Greg' Stark of Birch Tree and owner of Stark Logging on being named 2014 State Logger of the Year.

MDC names Birch Tree man as 2014 Logger of the Year

MDC offering Hunter Education skills session on MU campus

News from the region

Central
Aug 14, 2014

Avoid the fall rush and sign-up to take your hunter education skills session now.

Hunter Education

Malden receives Community Archery Grant from Conservation Department

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 14, 2014

Managed fields ready for dove opener

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 14, 2014

Conditions vary, so call area managers and scout fields ahead of time.

A hunter and his dog scan the sky for doves.

August 2014 Conservation Commission Meeting Agenda

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 14, 2014

Dove season opener likely to draw crowds

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 14, 2014

This year's Labor Day opener makes safety consciousness imperative.

A hunter and his dog scan the sky for doves.

Conservation Department continues alligator gar restoration

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 14, 2014

The project is part of the Department’s mission to protect and manage a valuable fishery in the state.

Alligator Gar

MDC stocks larger brown trout in Meramec River

News from the region

St. Louis
Southeast
Aug 13, 2014

Trout anglers who pursue browns may be finding some pleasant surprises on the ends of their lines.

Brown Trout

MDC hosts Effective Wing Shooting Clinic in West Plains

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 13, 2014

Registration for the Aug. 30 clinic is required by Aug. 27.

MDC will hold open house Aug. 28 to reveal details of new Busch Shooting Range

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 13, 2014

Visitors can see architectural drawings and talk to MDC staff about the new range.

Busch Shooting Range

Overnight campout event in Forest Park helps families discover the outdoors

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 11, 2014

WOW St. Louis offers affordable family fun in St. Louis’ most famous park.

A field full of tents at sunset in Forest Park.

Wanted: Christmas tree for Governor’s Mansion

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 08, 2014

Candidate trees must be nominated by Sept. 30.

MDC seeks public input for Ranacker Conservation Area management plan

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 08, 2014

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is in the multi-year process of updating Conservation Area Management Plans and is seeking public input on how conservation areas are important to Missourians. A draft plan for the Ranacker Conservation Area (CA) is available for public review from Aug. 1 to Aug. 31.

Refuge at Peck Ranch Conservation Area to reopen

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 08, 2014

A little more than a month after flood damage forced a temporary closure, the refuge portion of the Peck Ranch Conservation Area is set to reopen to the public on August 15.

Bull and cow elk at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

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