MDC News from 01/2013

BMP cost-share funds available for loggers and landowners

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Statewide
Jan 30, 2013

Both can benefit from MDC cost-share incentive for best management practices.

Timber

Runge Nature Center hosting Aquatic Relatives of the Dinosaurs

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Central
Jan 29, 2013

Learn about the pallid sturgeon and its incredible journey from a path of extinction to increasing abundance in Missouri's large rivers.

pallid sturgeon

Powder Valley Nature Center offers up chilling secrets on how animals survive winter

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St. Louis
Jan 29, 2013

Discover unique behaviors and adaptations creatures use to survive winter at free Friday Night Live: Winter Wrap Up.

MDC offers landowner pond workshops in Boone and Callaway counties

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Central
Jan 28, 2013

Prescribed fire workshop planned at Lake Paho Conservation Area

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Northeast
Northwest
Jan 28, 2013

Learn how to use prescribed fire to boost wildlife habitat and reduce less desirable plant species.

Help improve MDC website

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Statewide
Jan 24, 2013

Volunteers are needed to help test website improvements and provide suggestions.

Archery deer, turkey harvests up from last year

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Statewide
Jan 24, 2013

Scarce acorns helped deer hunters, while Missouri’s turkey flock continues to rebound from several years of poor nesting success.

Large whitetail buck and a rifle.

Latest CWD testing shows one deer positive for disease

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Statewide
Jan 23, 2013

Latest positive was first reported in December and brings total to six found in free-ranging deer, all from northwest Macon County.

Trout harvest begins Feb. 1 at Rotary Lake

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Southeast
Jan 22, 2013

The limit is four trout and any lure or bait is allowed.

rainbow trout

Dent County man honored as MDC Conservation Agent of the Year

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Statewide
Jan 18, 2013

Congratulations to Dent County Conservation Agent Jason Midyett!

Jason Midyett named 2012 Conservation Agent of the Year

Enjoy nature’s sweetest treat at Cape Girardeau Nature Center

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Southeast
Jan 17, 2013

Visitors of all ages will enjoy learning about the history, equipment and process of making maple syrup and sugar.

Tapping supplies for maple sugaring: drill, hammer, tap and container

MDC stocks rainbow trout in two KC area lakes for winter fishing

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 17, 2013

Statewide trout fishing regulations apply.

rainbow trout

Powder Valley hosts workshop to introduce homeowners to benefits of native plants

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St. Louis
Jan 17, 2013

Learn how to beautify a landscape, lower costs of maintaining it, and help wildlife in the process.

blackeyed susan

Managed turkey hunt application deadline is Feb. 28

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Statewide
Jan 16, 2013

MDC’s spring 2013 managed turkey hunts include ones for youth and people with disabilities.

Wild Turkeys

MDC working with local landowners to limit CWD spread

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Northeast
Jan 15, 2013

Deer-reduction effort limited to area in Linn and Macon counties where CWD has been found.

CWD Core Area Map

MDC offers women’s rabbit hunting clinic Feb. 9

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Southeast
Jan 15, 2013
Eastern cottontail rabbit in grassy field

Eagles Days set for Mingo NWR and MDC Duck Creek CA

News from the region

Southeast
Jan 11, 2013

Feb. 2 eagle viewing event provides chance to discover nature.

American Bald Eagle

MDC's Powder Valley Nature Center features night with falconers and birds of prey

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St. Louis
Jan 10, 2013

Learn about falconry, see live raptors close up, enjoy a kids' craft station and bird discovery table — all for free!

falconry bird

MDC confirms photo of mountain lion in Warren County

News from the region

St. Louis
Jan 07, 2013

Widely scattered sightings have been confirmed in Missouri and likely will continue.

Mountain Lion in Warren County

MDC to host Eagle Days in Clarksville

News from the region

St. Louis
Northeast
Jan 07, 2013

Discover nature by viewing our nation’s symbol at Eagle Days in Clarksville on Jan. 26 and 27.

American Bald Eagle catching a fish

Welcome the New Year with "The Big Year" for birds at MDC's Burr Oak Woods

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Kansas City
Jan 04, 2013

Special programs will be held throughout the day on Jan. 12 for “The Big Year 2013: A Celebration of Birds at Burr Oak Woods.”

Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center

MDC offers prescribed burn workshop at Poosey CA

News from the region

Northwest
Jan 04, 2013

Learn how to safely conduct a prescribed burn to help manage CRP fields and improve habitat useful to wildlife.

Sample sweet treats from trees at Rockwoods Reservation’s Maple Sugar Festival

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St. Louis
Jan 04, 2013

Feb. 2 Maple Sugar Festival at MDC's Rockwoods Reservation offers visitors chance to discover nature at its most delicious.

Pots Boiling at Rockwoods Maple Sugar Festival

MDC plans water drawdowns at Four Rivers and Schell Osage

News from the region

Kansas City
Jan 04, 2013

Drawdowns and survey will help with repairs and renovations on both wetland complexes to ensure productive wetlands in coming decades.

MDC confirms photo of mountain lion in Carter County

News from the region

Ozark
Jan 04, 2013

Widely scattered sightings have been confirmed in Missouri and likely will continue.

Mountain Lion Sighted Near Van Buren

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