Chad Gray to serve as new conservation agent in Osage County

News from the region

Central
Jul 31, 2019
MDC welcomes former conservation agent in Atchison County to new assignment.
head shot of Conservation Agent Chad Gray

MDC announces new state record for black bullhead catfish

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 31, 2019

Cody Sparkman of Perryville caught a 2-pound, 13-ounce catfish on a Perry County farm pond.

Cody Sparkman holds his new state record black bullhead catfish.

Missouri archers take top spots at NASP Championship

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Statewide
Jul 31, 2019

MDC congratulates all student archers who competed in the NASP Championship.

Savannah Sadler shows off her target during the NASP Open Tournament.

Busch Shooting Range offers effective wingshooting class Aug. 27

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 30, 2019
This free class will help hunters make the best use of non-toxic ammunition for hunting waterfowl and upland birds.
two women duck hunting with one holding a male mallard

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces August programs

News from the region

Central
Jul 30, 2019

Programs include kayaking, snorkeling, nature hikes, and more.

 A boy discovers nature through snorkeling.

MDC announces changes to waterfowl reservations for fall hunting

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 30, 2019
Changes to managed waterfowl hunts will start this fall season. Applications open Sept. 1
Two duck hunters with dog at Eagle Bluffs CA

MDC hosts FREE Back to School Fishing event at Bray CA

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 26, 2019
School supplies will also be given to school aged children who attend.
close up of stream at Bray Conservation Area

Butterfly count finds 43 species at MDC's Big Buffalo Creek Conservation Area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 26, 2019
Species variety is a sign of rich plant diversity in area's forest and woodlands
coral hairstreak butterfly

St. Louis area hunters have until July 31 to apply for local managed deer hunts

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 26, 2019
Hunters still have a limited time to put in for managed hunts, which include Henges and Busch Shooting Ranges and Shaw Nature Reserve.
deer hunter shooting from blind

MDC offers dove hunting clinic in Callaway County

News from the region

Central
Jul 25, 2019
Participants will learn the basics of dove hunting, firearms safety, and shooting skills.
posed group of dove hunters standing in field

Wayne County angler reels in record spotted gar

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Statewide
Jul 25, 2019

MDC congratulates Mitchell Dering of Wappapello on his 6-pound, 2-ounce spotted gar caught in the St. Francis River.

Mitchell Dering poses with his record-breaking spotted gar.

MDC invites youth, families to free fishing classes in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Jul 24, 2019
Four-part Discover Nature – Fishing courses offered evenings in August.
woman teaching girl to fish

MDC offers Effective Wingshooting classes Aug. 3 and Aug. 10 in Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 24, 2019

Shotgun training can help experienced and novice hunters

A young hunter practices her shotgun aiming.

Rain and heat doesn't stop Urban Rangers from summer outdoor adventure

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 23, 2019

MDC staff took the Kansas City youth group on river canoeing and camping trip

A group of Urban Rangers canoeing down the Current River.

MDC partners with USDA, NRCS, Quail Forever on Native Grass for landowners

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 23, 2019

Landowners will tour a native warm season grass stand and learn how to ensure their own success.

Native grasses against a blue sky.

Discover nature with MDC at Missouri State Fair August 8-18

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 23, 2019
Visit MDC’s Conservation Building, Kids’ Xplor Zone, and special programs.
MDC staff person shows kids a king snake at the state fair

Learn about fishing at MDC's Burr Oak Woods Nature Center in Blue Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 19, 2019

Free classes teach basic and advanced skills

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

Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday with MDC in Kirksville

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Northeast
Jul 19, 2019

Join MDC for free festivities for the entire family on the Quad at Truman State University.

Smokey Bear holding his 75th Birthday cake.

Powder Valley Nature Center welcomes Jennifer Pharr Davis, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, August 9

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 18, 2019

Meet this dynamic long-distance hiking athlete, author and speaker at a free program.

Long-distance hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis poses along the Appalachian Trail.

MDC's Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center invites public to Sept. 6 open house celebration

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 18, 2019
Refurbished, renamed educational facility has special focus on natural features of Joplin area.
Exterior of Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center

MDC Paydown Access on Gasconade River closed for construction

News from the region

Central
Jul 18, 2019

Construction should be complete by October and will provide easier access for boaters.

The Paydown Access entrance sign with a closed for repair sign.

MDC Creature Feature: Possum on a Half Shell

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Statewide
Jul 17, 2019

Nine-banded armadillos are miraculous Missouri mammals.

A nine-banded armadillo spotted foraging for food.

Cape Nature Center announces August programs

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 16, 2019

August events feature canoeing, insect pinning, making jams and jellies, and more.

Young explorers enjoying the Cape Nature Center.

MDC can help cattle producers with summer forage

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 16, 2019

Native grasses and forbs can add wildlife-friendly component to pastures and hayfields

Cattle grazing in a pasture.

MDC and partners offer free invasive species workshop Aug. 9 in Nevada

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 16, 2019
Participants will learn methods for controlling invasive plants in fields and woodlands
spraying sericea lespedeza with herbicide

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