MDC News from 08/2019

MDC to host family fishing clinic in Columbia Sept. 11

News from the region

Central
Aug 30, 2019
FREE fishing clinic includes instruction and hands-on fishing opportunities.
kids fishing from dock

MDC offers new “Auto-Renewal” for easy online permit renewals

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 30, 2019
New MDC “Auto-Renewal” offering makes renewing hunting, fishing, and trapping permits easy and convenient.
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MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces September programs

News from the region

Central
Aug 30, 2019
Programs include whitetail scouting, monarch migration, lake sturgeon, and more.
girl holding tagged monarch butterfly

Reallocated Upper Mississippi waterfowl blind sites available; drawing open Sept. 8-15

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 30, 2019

An online reallocation drawing will be held to assign three relinquished blind sites.

Two hunters with their bird dogs in a waterfowl blind.

MDC offers chainsaw safety training in mid-Missouri for woodland owners

News from the region

Central
Aug 30, 2019

Free workshop will help landowners avoid hazards of chainsaw use while performing habitat management.

An MDC instructor teaches a class the proper technique for using a chainsaw.

MDC re-opens Columbia Bottom Conservation Area to limited access

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 29, 2019

After extensive flooding MDC work crews have enabled public access on a primarily walk-in basis.

Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

MDC offers free monarch butterfly programs in the Kansas City area in September

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 29, 2019

A variety of science and fun activities planned at Gorman Discovery Center and Burr Oak Woods Nature Center

A grouping of three monarch butterflies on native flowers.

MDC hosts women’s free trout fishing event at Maramec Spring Park Sept. 14

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 28, 2019

Women are treated to a free day of fishing at the trout park, which features Missouri’s fifth largest spring.

A woman trout fishing at Maramec Spring Park

MDC, partners to host MoNASP archery tournament at Mark Twain Lake Oct. 5

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 28, 2019

Registration open now for tournament at new, state-of-the-art archery park.

A man shoots archery at Frank Russell Recreation Area.

MDC's Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center draws closer to Sept. 6 open house celebration

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 27, 2019

MDC staff and partners to speak at 10:30 a.m. at open house.

The building of Shoal Creek Education Center

MDC Community Forester Ann Koenig earns international forestry award

News from the region

Central
Aug 27, 2019

International Society of Arboriculture spotlights successes in community forestry.

Paul Johnson with Ann Koenig and Lauren Lanphear.

MDC to increase prices for nonresident permits starting in 2020

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 26, 2019
Prices not raised in over a decade, adjustments needed to keep up with increasing costs.
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MDC changes some requirements for landowner permits

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 26, 2019
Changes will become effective in 2020, require 20 acres for free deer and turkey permits, stay at five acres for other uses, add discounted permits for nonresident landowners, and add registry.
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MDC will raise trout permits and tags starting in 2020, start pilot

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 26, 2019
New pilot program at Maramec Spring Park will increase limit to five trout for $5.
rainbow trout in hand

MDC has new rules for 2020 for deer carcasses in ongoing fight against CWD

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 26, 2019
New regulations on deer-carcass movement and disposal will take effect February 2020.
two hunters drag a harvested deer

MDC extends fall fish gigging season

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 26, 2019
Missouri’s fish gigging season will be extended by 15 days to now end Feb. 15, 2020.
people gig for fish from a boat at night

MDC pre-season waterfowl reservations open Sept. 1

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 22, 2019
Changes to reservation system for managed waterfowl hunts start this hunting season.
camouflaged male duck hunter in duck blind

MDC's Rath wins Firebird Award for quail efforts

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 19, 2019

Private Land Conservationist receives honor for work with landowners in Cedar, Dade, and Lawrence counties.

Rick Rath poses with his Firebird Award for quail efforts.

MDC and Recreation Council of St. Louis hold bike, wheelchair, and scooter “Roll and Stroll” event Aug. 24 on the Busch Greenway in St. Charles

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 16, 2019

This unique way of discovering nature is open to wheelers and walkers of all level of mobilities and abilities.

A man in an outdoor wheelchair hiking through the forest.

Seats still available for beginning duck hunting class at Busch Shooting Range Aug. 20

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 16, 2019

Learn the basics of this fast-paced sport from experienced instructors at a free class.

A brother and sister with their dog on a duck hunting trip.

Missouri archers win big at NASP/IBO Outdoor World 3D Challenge

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 15, 2019

MDC congratulates Ivy Walton and Jeremiah Jones of Carl Junction High School on their outstanding scores at the last NASP tournament of the year.

Ivy Walton and Jeremiah Jones pose with their trophies during the NASP/IBO Outdoor World Championship.

Flooding delays wetland and lake restoration project at MDC's Schell-Osage Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 14, 2019

Some waterfowl hunting will be available on the area during the 2019-2020 seasons.

Ducks flying and swimming on a conservation area.

MDC hosts Discover Nature Schools Nature Unhooked teacher workshop Sept. 6 at Powder Valley Nature Center

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 13, 2019

Teachers will learn about this free program which provides grant funding for middle school life science units.

A young student shows off an insect that landed on her hand.

MDC requires nontoxic shot on many public hunting areas

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 13, 2019

New regulations will reduce toxic lead use to protect wildlife and the environment.

 A dove hunter loads his shotgun in a sunflower field.

MDC honors Racine logger with state forestry award

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 12, 2019

Anthony Gruver named Southwest Regional Logger of the Year.

Anthony Gruver holds his MDC Southwest Regional Logger of the Year Award.

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