MDC News from 07/2020

MDC invites people to learn about bumblebees at Aug. 1 online program

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 22, 2020

People can learn why bumblebee populations are declining and what we can do to reverse that trend

Bumblebee on flower

MDC's Gorman Discovery Center offering outdoor summer programs in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 21, 2020

With social distancing, participants will learn about nature and outdoor skills

Male ruby throated hummingbird

Cottontails are focus of MDC online program for kids Aug. 7

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 20, 2020
Children can learn adaptations these animals use to survive in a predator-heavy world.
cottontail rabbit

MDC offers online program that puts special spin on trout fishing

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 20, 2020

July 31 virtual program will focus on spin fishing for trout.

Rainbow trout

MDC offers online firearms class for beginners July 29

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 20, 2020

Participants will learn the basics and proper loading of firearms with multiple types of actions during this free virtual program.

Firearms display

MDC to offer online kids' program about beavers July 31

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 20, 2020

Children can learn about these interesting mammals through a virtual puppet show.

Beaver in den

MDC offers free virtual handcrafted crankbaits class Aug. 18

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 20, 2020

Participants will build a balsa wood crankbait to catch fish such as bass

Balsa wood crankbait

MDC to hold several Discover Nature Fishing events in August

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 17, 2020

Free classes designed to introduce families to fishing.

MDC staff teach a family how to use a fishing pole.

MDC to offer virtual program on cottonmouths July 30

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 17, 2020

Learn how to identify this venomous snake from other snakes.

Cottonmouth snake

MDC to offer virtual program on how snakes eat July 29

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 17, 2020

Learn interesting facts about how snakes consume their food and see a two-headed snake eat.

Two-headed western ratsnake

MDC to hold online program about St. Louis urban fishing opportunities on July 20

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 14, 2020

Learn what, when and where to fish for in the many fishing lakes in the St. Louis Urban Fishing program during this free presentation.

A boy shows off a bluegill he caught at a St. Louis lake

MDC announces additions to Linscomb Wildlife Area in St. Clair County to boost native grasslands

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 14, 2020

New tracts will be added with help from donors and conservation partners

Linscomb Wildlife Area

MDC to offer free virtual hummingbird program July 21

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 14, 2020
Springfield Nature Center staff will host online program on these fascinating birds.
hummingbird

MDC to offer free virtual archery program July 25

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 14, 2020

Andy Dalton Shooting Range staff will host online program on the basics of archery.

Archer in woods

Need hunter education? MDC offers options.

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 13, 2020
Take MDC hunter ed conveniently and safely online, in a classroom, or through self-study.
young dove hunter shooting

MDC to offer virtual clinic on bowfishing July 28

News from the region

Northeast
Jul 10, 2020

Register to attend this free clinic, recommended for ages 11-years and older.

Bowfisherman shoots into river

MDC's Ozark Regional Office to re-open July 13

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 09, 2020

Some restrictions will be in place as MDC office makes gradual transition back to normalcy.

The entrance to the Ozark Regional Office

MDC to offer free virtual wingshooting program July 11

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 08, 2020

Andy Dalton Shooting Range staff will host online program on how to improve shotgun skills.

A woman aims her shotgun during target practice

MDC says watch cavities in trees to spot wildlife

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 08, 2020

Interesting creatures may be making a hollow a home

A locust limb with a hole carved by a woodpecker

MDC public facilities now open in St. Louis Region

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 08, 2020

MDC has reopened Powder Valley Nature Center, Henges and Busch Shooting Ranges and the St. Louis Regional Office within public health guidelines after COVID-19 shutdown.

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Want to be a conservation agent? MDC taking applications for next agent training academy

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 07, 2020
Learn more at jobs.mdc.mo.gov/job/Conservation-Agent-Trainee-MO/656440900/
three agents posing for pic

Bear named “Bruno” by social media sedated and transported to safety on Sunday by MDC staff

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 06, 2020

The roving bear that is suspected to have traveled several states has been released safely outside the urban area.

MDC state vet with sedated black bear.

MDC plants sunflowers at Columbia Bottom for viewing and photo opportunities

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 06, 2020

Visitors should be able to enjoy impressive golden displays continuously through mid-August.

Sunflowers at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

MDC announces new hours for visitor center at Lost Valley Fish Hatchery

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 02, 2020

Visitor center scheduled to reopen on July 9 at Warsaw

Largemouth bass at Lost Valley

New MDC migratory bird and waterfowl hunting digest now available

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 02, 2020
Get it online at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/waterfowl
2020 Migratory Bird and Waterfowl Digest

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