MDC News from 12/2020

Donate Christmas trees to wildlife at MDC Central Regional Office drop-off site

News from the region

Central
Dec 31, 2020
Recycling Christmas trees can help improve fish and wildlife habitat in central Missouri.
recycled Christmas trees

MDC to host winter bird ID webinar with Missouri River Bird Observatory

News from the region

Central
Dec 31, 2020
Register to attend FREE webinar and get the most out of your birding experience this winter.
short-eared owl

Learn about white bass fishing at Jan. 12 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 29, 2020
Get tips on how to hook this popular sportfish at this online event.
white bass

MDC, City of Dexter provide new well at Dexter City Lake

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 29, 2020
Without replacing the well, water levels would have dropped, possibly resulting in fish die-off.
new well at the north end of Dexter City Lake

MDC reminds public to pick up trash, not litter when visiting conservation areas

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 28, 2020
Conservation area visitors are asked to please take trash bags for picking up litter and properly disposing of it.
freeing a ruddy duck from fishing line

Learn about barred owls at Dec. 29 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 22, 2020
Get tips on how to look and listen for this nocturnal bird at this online event.
barred owl

MDC reports elk hunters go five for five in inaugural elk hunt

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 22, 2020
MDC congratulates five hunters who each harvested a bull elk during the inaugural season!
Guilkey with harvested Elk

Trail renovations planned at MDC's Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 22, 2020
Beginning Jan. 5, portions of trails will be closed while work is underway.
Springfield Nature Center Boardwalk Trail Sign

MDC foresters suggest ways to recycle live Christmas trees after the holidays

News from the region

St. Louis
Dec 21, 2020
You can repurpose a natural Christmas tree in a variety of ways to benefit, wildlife, plants and people.
Sinking used Christmas trees in ponds to create fish habitat

December's flowers that are icy white

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 21, 2020

MDC suggests plants that produce frost flowers for native gardens

Ice flower

MDC to close Cape Nature Center, Southeast Regional Offices to public amid rising COVID-19 concerns

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 18, 2020

MDC Southeast Regional Offices and Cape Girardeau Nature Center will close to the public beginning Dec. 21.

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MDC offers sequel to popular Birds on the Move virtual program Jan. 13

News from the region

St. Louis
Dec 18, 2020

Birds on the Move Part Two program will dive deeper into bird migrations during this free online program.

A flock of purple martins migrate through Missouri.

MDC restricting access to offices in the Kansas City region on Dec. 22 due to COVID-19 concerns

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 17, 2020

Services remain available by phone or internet, Lake City and Parma Woods ranges will remain open

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Cpl. Aaron Post named Outstanding Missouri Conservation Agent

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 16, 2020
Agent Post honored for his service in Platte County
Cpl. Aaron Post

MDC extends MRAP landowner enrollment deadline to Jan. 15

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 16, 2020
Program offers landowner incentives while increasing public access opportunities.
Hunter at MRAP site

MDC closes St. Joseph and Chillicothe offices to the public due to rising COVID-19 concerns

News from the region

Northwest
Dec 15, 2020

Staff can still answer phone calls and do no-contact sales of Nature Events Calendars

St. Joseph Regional Headquarters sign

MDC closes offices in Northeast Region amid rise in COVID-19 cases

News from the region

Northeast
Dec 15, 2020

Offices will remain staffed, but closed to visitors until health conditions warrant reopening.

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Powder Valley Nature Center joins Audubon Center at Riverlands’ Bows for Birds Challenge

News from the region

St. Louis
Dec 14, 2020

The nature center will host a Bows for Birds station throughout the St. Louis area challenge, which runs from Dec. 12-Feb. 6, 2021.

Bows for Birds Challenge

MDC to temporarily close several southwest Missouri offices to public due to rising COVID-19 concerns

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 11, 2020
Affected MDC offices will be closed to public beginning Dec. 14.
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Conservation Commission approves MDC bear-hunting framework

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 11, 2020
MDC will recommend harvest, permit quotas in spring with possible first season in October.
black bear

MDC sets deer and turkey hunting dates for upcoming seasons

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 11, 2020
Firearms deer antlerless portion increasing from three days to nine.
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MDC to close Commission Headquarters, Runge Nature Center to public amid rising COVID-19 concerns

News from the region

Statewide
Dec 11, 2020

MDC Headquarters and Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City will close to the public beginning Dec. 14.

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MDC’s Prucinsky ‘incredibly excited’ to be named Cape Nature Center manager

News from the region

Southeast
Dec 10, 2020

Prucinsky said she’s excited to discover more about the unique natural history of Missouri.

Laci Prucinsky

New Dallas County conservation agent is not new to area

News from the region

Southwest
Dec 09, 2020

Derick Childers grew up in nearby Laclede County community of Conway.

Derick Childers

MDC offers free muzzleloading rifle clinic Dec. 12 at Parkville

News from the region

Kansas City
Dec 08, 2020
Learn about historic and modern muzzleloaders
man shooting muzzleloader at Parma Woods Shooting Range

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