MDC presents check to Table Rock marina for clean-up help

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 28, 2019
The Harbor Marina receives $61,000 through USFWS' Clean Vessel Act grant program.
Check presentation from MDC staff to two people at Harbor Marina in Branson

MDC announces initial plan for Missouri elk hunting

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 28, 2019
Limited season for Missouri residents could start as soon as 2020 if plan criteria are met.
bull elk at Peck Ranch

MDC invites new hunters to hunter education training in Jefferson City July 15-16

News from the region

Central
Jun 28, 2019
Class will cover firearm types, safety, and participants will earn hunter education certification.
hunter education classroom instruction

MDC encourages anglers to add color to their catches at trout parks

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 27, 2019

Trout fishing is a great summer activity the whole family can enjoy.

A close up of an angler holding a rainbow trout.

MDC offers free basic archery instructor training for teachers Aug. 1 at Lone Dell Elementary School in Arnold

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 25, 2019

Participants will gain certification to teach the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program in their schools.

A teacher tests her skills at an archery instructor training class.

MDC to streamline Nature Shop sales starting this summer

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 24, 2019

Nature Shop sales available only through MDC nature centers and online beginning July 1.

The entrance of the Cape Girardeau Nature Center.

MDC reduces CWD Management Zone starting in July

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 24, 2019
MDC has reduced number of counties included in zone in response to new research findings.
Map of Missouri counties showing MDC CWD Management Zone

Jay Henges Shooting Range adds Five Stand to its Friday schedule starting June 28

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 24, 2019

Shotgun shooters now have another chance each week to try their hand at this dynamic and challenging shotgun sport.

A man shooting a shotgun.

MDC to offer frogging clinic for beginners at Locust Creek Conservation Area July 5

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 21, 2019

Learn to hone frogging skills at FREE clinic for the whole family.

Two kids carry their gigs while out searching for frogs.

Bear open house, canoe programs, among events scheduled for Springfield Nature Center in July

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 20, 2019
Upcoming events feature July 9 open house on how black bears are faring in the state.
black bear profile image

MDC offers grant opportunities to local communities

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 20, 2019
Grants provide funding options for groups to help habitats and their organizations.
Habitat Restoration along Sunset Street in Springfield

MDC offers free fishing classes in Kansas City and St. Joseph areas

News from the region

Kansas City
Northwest
Jun 19, 2019
Discover Nature—Fishing program helps anglers learn basic skills to get started
Two instructors teach a family how to fish

MDC reminds people to celebrate safely!

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 19, 2019
Be careful with fireworks, campfires, and other sources of fire that could cause a wildfire.
two kids at a campfire

MDC to close Parma Woods Shooting Range temporarily for maintenance

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 19, 2019

Range will be closed from June 24 through July 4

Parma Woods Shooting Range

MDC offers free kayak classes July 11 in Livingston County

News from the region

Northwest
Jun 18, 2019

Space is limited for class to learn kayaking basics at Poosey Conservation Area lake

An MDC staff member kayaks on a lake.

Rockwoods Reservation throws Moth Night nocturnal nature party July 20

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 18, 2019

It’s a rare chance for families to explore the area after dark and discover these nocturnal insect wonders at a free event.

Moths on a purple coneflower.

MDC to hold crossbow clinic June 22 at Dalton Range

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 18, 2019

Free program will include classroom and target range sessions.

A hunter loads his crossbow in the woods.

MDC offers free catfishing clinic at Truman Lake Aug. 15-16

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 18, 2019

Space is limited and signups begin July 1

Two women pull a catfish onto their boat with a net.

Discover nature this summer during frogging season

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 17, 2019

Frogging season runs June 30 at sunset through Oct. 31

MDC staff holds a bullfrog during a gigging outing.

New hours begin July 1 for Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 17, 2019

The center will now be open every Saturday but closed on Mondays

MDC staff lead children on a nature walk at the Discovery Center.

MDC plans stream fishing clinic for women on July 11

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 17, 2019

Program includes stream fishing opportunity on the James River.

A view from a canoe paddling on a stream.

MDC tree pest clinic is June 25 at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 17, 2019

People can get tree disease information and diagnoses at free event.

Tree leaves infected by jumping oak gall.

MDC invites families to learn about fishing fundamentals

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 17, 2019

June 22 program at Walter Woods Conservation Area will focus on basics.

A family poses with a fish they caught on a fishing trip.

MDC to host Bio Blitz at Runge Nature Center June 21-22

News from the region

Central
Jun 14, 2019
Explore the plants, animals, and other forms of life that call Runge home.
Woman and girl look at beetle at Runge Bio Blitz

Crickets tell the temperature in warm weather

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 14, 2019
MDC education consultant recommends teaching children this fun summer trick.
male field cricket in hand

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