MDC News from 01/2019

MDC offers free conservation management workshop for small acreages Feb. 13 in Independence

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Kansas City
Jan 31, 2019
Experts will discuss managing habitat to benefit fish and wildlife
four wild turkeys in green field

MDC offers grants for high school fishing clubs

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Statewide
Jan 31, 2019

Grants can be used to help with travel, equipment, and other club needs.

Bass

MDC hosts beginner fly tying clinic near Macon Feb. 23

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Northeast
Jan 30, 2019
Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature – Fishing workshop and learn to tie your own flies.
man tying a fly

MDC invites public to learn about and listen for owls

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Southwest
Jan 28, 2019
Events to be Feb. 8 at Springfield Nature Center, Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery.
Screech Owl

MDC offers Urban Woodsman event Feb. 16 in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 28, 2019
Free event for all ages features maple syrup, woodturning art, and outdoor lore
kids collecting maple sap

Powder Valley Nature Center announces winners of its 2018 photo contest

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St. Louis
Jan 28, 2019
Winning photographers will have their photos displayed at the nature center throughout the month of February.
Kate Sprague’s photo of a whitetail buck

MORE THAN 9,300 FERAL HOGS ELIMINATED FROM MISSOURI IN 2018

News from the region

Statewide
Jan 25, 2019
Partners and public support is key to eliminating this invasive species from Missouri.
feral hogs in corral trap

MDC: Trout harvest begins Feb. 1

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Southeast
Jan 25, 2019
Trout lakes in Jackson, Farmington and Perryville are stocked and ready.
holding a rainbow trout

MDC reminds anglers to properly discard used fishing line

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 25, 2019
Fishing line left on the bank or in the water can entangle wildlife.
hawk tangled in used fishing line

Eagle Days event near Puxico is canceled, but eagles can still be viewed independently

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Southeast
Jan 25, 2019
Bald eagles are starting to nest across southeast Missouri and can be seen along area waterways.
bald eagle perched in tree

Learn about caring for woods at Tree Farm Celebration in Columbia

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Statewide
Jan 22, 2019
FWAM and MDC host Missouri Tree Farm 70th Anniversary Celebration in Columbia March 1-2.
Man getting award from MDC forester for 50 Years in the Tree Farm System

MDC hosts training for teachers Feb. 14 in West Plains

Jan 18, 2019
Teachers of grades kindergarten through 5th will learn how to bring nature to the classroom.
two boys discovering nature

RESCHEDULED: MDC’s beginner fly tying clinic in Kirksville moved to March 2

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 18, 2019
Register to attend this FREE Discover Nature – Fishing workshop and learn to tie your own flies.
people at fly tying workshop

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts tree tapping and maple sugaring programs

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Southeast
Jan 18, 2019
Tis’ the season for maple sugaring and sap collecting.
people tapping a maple tree

Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge Festival delays start Saturday due to weather

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 18, 2019
The event will start at noon due to a winter advisory Friday night into Saturday morning.
bald eagle up close

MDC invites public to Feb. 2 program on raptor identification

News from the region

Southwest
Jan 18, 2019
Free Springfield Nature Center program will give tips on identifying Missouri's birds of prey.
Cooper's Hawk in Tree

Cape Nature Center: Wolves, Predators of the Past and Present

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 18, 2019
It’s more likely that track belongs to a coyote or other mammal, instead of a wolf.
drawing of wolf

MDC test results reveal more deer with deadly CWD

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Statewide
Jan 17, 2019
28 new cases of deadly deer disease found from 11 counties. Learn more at mdc.mo.gov/cwd.
CWD Sampling Staff Image

MDC Celebrates 50th anniversary of Urban Fishing Program in St. Louis

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 16, 2019
Close-to-home fishing program has brought five decades of opportunity to metro anglers.
Images of Urban Fishing Program

MDC invites public to Eagle Adventure at Runge Nature Center Jan. 26

News from the region

Central
Jan 16, 2019
Discover nature this winter with live eagle presentations, new exhibits in Jefferson City.
bald eagle perched in tree

MDC reports final deer harvest for season more than 290,300

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Statewide
Jan 16, 2019
Archery turkey harvest ended season with 2,095.
mature buck in woods

MDC to host Eagle Days in Clarksville Jan. 26

News from the region

Northeast
Jan 16, 2019

Discover nature this winter and witness one of the best opportunities for eagle watching in the country.

Bald Eagle

MDC closes interior roads within Busch Conservation Area due to icy conditions

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 15, 2019
The MDC St. Louis Regional Office located near the entrance of the area will remain open.
Busch Road Closure Sign

Apply online for MDC spring managed turkey hunts starting Feb. 1

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Statewide
Jan 15, 2019
Apply Feb. 1 - 28 through the MDC website at www.mdc.mo.gov/springturkeyhunts.
two wild turkey toms on display

Cape Nature Center kicks off “Year of the Fish” Jan. 26

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 15, 2019
Celebrate a year full of learning about fish with games, programs, crafts, snacks and more.
bass fishing

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