Missouri Department of Conservation

MISSOURI | MDC AND WISCONSIN DNR PARTNER TO RESTORE MISSOURI’S RUFFED GROUSE

JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are working together to help restore Missouri’s ruffed grouse population. MDC’s plan is to trap and relocate 300 grouse from northern Wisconsin to the River Hills region of east-central Missouri over a three-year period (2018-2020). The goal is … Continue reading MISSOURI | MDC AND WISCONSIN DNR PARTNER TO RESTORE MISSOURI’S RUFFED GROUSE

MISSOURI | MDC, PARTNERS TO HOST MONASP ARCHERY TOURNAMENT AT MARK TWAIN LAKE OCT. 20

MONROE CITY, MISSOURI — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), together with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Mark Twain Lake Friends of Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Stewardship (FOREST) Council invites students from schools across the state to participate in an archery tournament.  The National Archery in the Schools Program tournament will … Continue reading MISSOURI | MDC, PARTNERS TO HOST MONASP ARCHERY TOURNAMENT AT MARK TWAIN LAKE OCT. 20

MISSOURI | MDC CO-HOSTS MONARCH MADNESS SEPT. 15 IN ST. CHARLES

ST. CHARLES, MISSOURI— Using mysterious powers rivaling a GPS, monarch butterflies navigate a landscape more vast than the span of the continental United States.  With instinct alone as their guide and in perfect sync, thousands journey through the air each autumn to one particular mountain range in Mexico.  It’s a specific roosting site custom-made for … Continue reading MISSOURI | MDC CO-HOSTS MONARCH MADNESS SEPT. 15 IN ST. CHARLES

MISSOURI | MDC PROPOSES REQUIRING NONTOXIC SHOT ON 36 DOVE HUNTING AREAS

JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is proposing regulations that will require the use of nontoxic shot for hunting doves on 20 conservation areas with heavy, concentrated dove hunting.  MDC is also proposing adding 16 areas to its existing 21 conservation areas where nontoxic shot is required for all hunting with … Continue reading MISSOURI | MDC PROPOSES REQUIRING NONTOXIC SHOT ON 36 DOVE HUNTING AREAS

MISSOURI | MDC HOSTS WOMEN’S BASIC ARCHERY AND CROSSBOW WORKSHOP IN ROLLA

ROLLA, MO– The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a Women’s Basic Archery and Crossbow workshop Thursday, Sep. 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Bray Conservation Area in Rolla. “This will be a women’s only basic archery and crossbow event,” explained Travis Mills, MDC’s Outdoor Skills Specialist.  “We work with the participants to … Continue reading MISSOURI | MDC HOSTS WOMEN’S BASIC ARCHERY AND CROSSBOW WORKSHOP IN ROLLA

MISSOURI | MDC ADDS SIX NEW FREE ‘LOANER’ FISHING GEAR LOCATIONS IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO– The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has a free Rod and Reel Loaner Program for those who want to fish, but don’t have the equipment.  This week, MDC added six new options in southeast Missouri through the Riverside Regional Library System’s locations in Jackson, Scott City, Benton, Altenburg, Oran and Perryville. MDC’s … Continue reading MISSOURI | MDC ADDS SIX NEW FREE ‘LOANER’ FISHING GEAR LOCATIONS IN SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

MISSOURI | WOW ST. LOUIS OUTDOOR SKILLS DAY AND OVERNIGHT CAMPOUT HELPS FAMILIES DISCOVER THE OUTDOORS

ST. LOUIS, MO— Are you looking for a safe and easy way for you and your family to discover outdoor adventures?  The WOW St. Louis Outdoor Skills Day and Campout event is for you.  WOW is designed to give newcomers and first-time campers a chance to explore fishing, canoeing, cooking outdoors, and an overnight camping … Continue reading MISSOURI | WOW ST. LOUIS OUTDOOR SKILLS DAY AND OVERNIGHT CAMPOUT HELPS FAMILIES DISCOVER THE OUTDOORS

MISSOURI | AREA HUNTER EDUCATION TEACHERS GET STATE HONORS FROM MDC

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Providing an abundance of opportunities to take hunter education in southwest Missouri and coordinating other conservation-related educational events have earned statewide and regional recognition for four area hunter-education instructors. Each year, MDC recognizes hunter-education instructors whose efforts exceed regular teaching duties. Being recognized on the state level for efforts delivered in 2017, … Continue reading MISSOURI | AREA HUNTER EDUCATION TEACHERS GET STATE HONORS FROM MDC