Conservation – DNR

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Kansas News: Mountain Lion Found Dead in Rooks County, Kansas

PRATT, KS (STL.News) – According to Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) Law Enforcement staff, a dead female mountain lion was discovered by upland bird hunters in Rooks County on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.  The hunters contacted the local KDWPT game warden, who investigated at the scene. Mountain lions are native to Kansas … Continue reading Kansas News: Mountain Lion Found Dead in Rooks County, Kansas

Nevada News: Fox bites homeowner, tests positive for rabies

LAS VEGAS, NV – Jan. 29, 2019 – On Saturday, Conservation Officer Justin Hepler responded to a call from a Las Vegas homeowner who was bitten by a fox she believed was starving when she attempted to feed it. After meeting with the bite victim at a local hospital, the officer learned the fox had … Continue reading Nevada News: Fox bites homeowner, tests positive for rabies

MISSOURI: MDC OFFERS URBAN WOODSMAN EVENT FEB. 16 IN KANSAS CITY

Kansas City, MO – The urban forest in winter can provide maple syrup to please the palate or firewood to warm toes.  A free Urban Woodsman program will showcase using tree products for food, art, and fun with activities for all ages from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Missouri Department … Continue reading MISSOURI: MDC OFFERS URBAN WOODSMAN EVENT FEB. 16 IN KANSAS CITY

Missouri DNR News: Department issues construction permit for Eagle Ridge Landfill

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 22, 2019 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has issued a construction permit to Meridian Land Company to construct the Eagle Ridge Landfill in Pike County. The sanitary landfill will be used for disposal of municipal waste, bulky waste, construction waste, brush, wood, shredded tires, soil, rock, concrete and … Continue reading Missouri DNR News: Department issues construction permit for Eagle Ridge Landfill

Missouri Department of Conservation News: MDC Test Results Reveal More Deer With Deadly CWD

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 18, 2019 – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports 28 more deer from 11 Missouri counties have been found to have chronic wasting disease (CWD).  This brings the number of cases of the deadly deer disease in Missouri to 103 since 2012. CWD is a deadly illness in white-tailed … Continue reading Missouri Department of Conservation News: MDC Test Results Reveal More Deer With Deadly CWD

Delaware News: Delaware’s Parks and Recreation Council votes to raise surf-fishing permit fees for 2019 season

DOVER, DE – Jan. 18, 2019 – Delaware’s Parks and Recreation Council, which advises DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation, today voted to raise surf fishing permit fees this year and to limit the number of permits issued annually to no more than 17,000.  Both decisions were made at a regularly-scheduled Parks and Recreation Advisory … Continue reading Delaware News: Delaware’s Parks and Recreation Council votes to raise surf-fishing permit fees for 2019 season

Missouri Department of Conservation celebrates 50th anniversary of Urban Fishing Program in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO – Jan. 16, 2019 – 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Urban Fishing Program (UFP).  MDC plans to spend the year celebrating and invites metro area anglers to join in. The UFP was originally initiated in 1969 by the federal government during a time when civil … Continue reading Missouri Department of Conservation celebrates 50th anniversary of Urban Fishing Program in St. Louis

Missouri Department of Conservation News: MDC invites public to Eagle Days at Springfield Nature Center

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Jan. 8, 2019 – In winter, Missouri is an excellent state to view bald eagles.  During this time of year, the state’s small resident eagle population is swelled by migrating birds from the north to increase the numbers to more than 2,500 eagles during some winters. Learn more about bald eagles at … Continue reading Missouri Department of Conservation News: MDC invites public to Eagle Days at Springfield Nature Center