MDC News from 09/2020

MDC’s Cape Girardeau Nature Center to host in-person bow-making workshops in October

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 21, 2020

Participants will get a chance to learn how to make a traditional longbow.

Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Learn how to eat well outdoors at MDC virtual cooking for camping and hiking class Sept. 30

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 21, 2020

From fire to feast, outdoor trekkers will learn the basics of cooking in the wild and then some with this free class.

Outdoor food

Turkey Hunters: MDC wants fall feathers

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 18, 2020
Feathers needed for new MDC research project to help improve wild turkey management.
turkey feathers

MDC holds two nature programs at Tower Grove Park in September

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 18, 2020
St. Louis residents can connect with nature with free in-person programs Sept. 25 and 26 in the city’s celebrated park.
string art rendering of a red fox

MDC offers virtual squirrel hunting clinic, and mentored hunt in Boone County

News from the region

Central
Sep 18, 2020
New hunters: Register to attend this free virtual clinic and mentored hunting opportunity.
three people squirrel hunting

Get tips on choosing optical devices at MDC virtual program on Sept. 24

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 18, 2020

Online program will have information about rifle scopes, crossbow scopes, binoculars, and spotting scopes.

man with rifle scope

Trees are focus of MDC online kids' program on Sept. 24

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 18, 2020

Children can learn more about the many benefits trees provide at free virtual program.

Fall tree scene

Learn about doves at Sept. 24 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 17, 2020

Get information about three species of doves found in Missouri.

Mourning dove on branch

Learn how to prepare raccoon pelts at MDC's Cape Girardeau Nature Center on Sept. 26

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 17, 2020

Participants will get hands-on experience in all phases of pelt preparation.

Men with raccoon pelt

Learn how to make a longbow at MDC virtual program on Sept. 24

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 17, 2020

Participants can also try their bow-making skills at hands-on events Sept. 25 and Sept. 26 at MDC's Twin Pines Center.

MDC logo

MDC finds suspect in Carter County elk poaching case

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 16, 2020
Deborah Flanigan of Chaffee charged with shooting a cow elk and abandoning the animal.
Poached Cow Elk

Get tips on preparing fish and game at Sept. 23 MDC program

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 15, 2020
Program will also have tips on how to make soda can stove that is useful on camping trips.
cutting a fish filet

MDC invites people to enjoy an early fall guided hike Sept. 19

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 15, 2020

St. Francis River, Tiemann Shut-Ins among highlights of four-mile trek

Millstream Gardens Conservation Area

Enjoy date night for nature lovers at a pair of MDC in-person programs this September

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 15, 2020

Two special outdoor date night outings, Sept. 19 and 26, offer socially-distanced options for couples.

A couple goes hiking

Get hunter education through MDC's online format

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 14, 2020

All-online format may be completed by Missourians ages 16 and older.

Mentoring hunters

Learn safe handling and hunting with modern sporting rifles with free online MDC class Sept. 22

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 14, 2020
AR-15 style rifles are becoming more popular and this free program will help users safely get the most out of them.
man shooting AR-15 style rifle

MDC and partners assist American burying beetle's removal from national endangered species list

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 14, 2020
Saint Louis Zoo, The Nature Conservancy, and MDC are partners in Missouri's role
American burying beetle in gloved hand

MDC's Lake City and Parma Woods shooting ranges begin winter hours

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 14, 2020

Ranges welcome users and COVID-19 precautions are in place

MDC logo

MDC holds a virtual presentation about spiders Sept. 24

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 14, 2020
This free, interactive virtual program will focus on the most common spiders found around the home and yard.
common house spider

Learn about wild edibles at Sept. 22 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 11, 2020

Get information about nuts, fruits, and mushrooms that can add flavor to recipes and snacks.

Persimmons on branch

MDC invites veterans to fish for free at Roaring River State Park

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 11, 2020

Sept. 19 event will give veterans a day of free fishing at Roaring River.

Veteran fishing

MDC to offer beginner trapping clinic in Callaway Co. Oct. 3–4

News from the region

Central
Sep 11, 2020

Learn to hone trapping skills with conservation professionals at FREE clinic near Williamsburg.

Trapping at Whetstone Creek Conservation Area

MDC holds second Introduction to Handguns online class Sept. 15

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 10, 2020
Due to high demand, MDC has added another free virtual course covering the basics of proper and safe handgun use.
woman shooting handgun

Get tips on tying flies at Sept. 16 MDC virtual program

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 10, 2020
Learn how tying your own lures can add to your fishing fun.
fly-type fishing lures

MDC says don't dump aquariums to avoid spreading invasive species

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 10, 2020
Non-native fish recently found at Blue Springs Lake likely came from an aquarium
tropical fish

Pages

Search the News

Stay in Touch with MDC

Stay in Touch with MDC news, newsletters, events, and manage your subscription

Sign up

Our Magazines

Conservationist Magazine

Our monthly publication about conservation in Missouri--free to all residents.

Two birds over a body of water

Xplor Magazine for kids

Xplor helps kids find adventure in their own backyard. Free to residents of Missouri.

American White Pelican