Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri MDC News: court sentencings finalize one of Missouri’s largest poaching investigation

SPRINGFIELD, MO – A Greene County man’s court sentencing in December in Barton and Lawrence Counties are the most recent events in what is one of Missouri’s largest conservation cases involving the illegal taking of deer. On Dec. 13, David Berry Jr. of Brookline, received a 120-day sentence in Barton County Circuit Court for a … Continue reading Missouri MDC News: court sentencings finalize one of Missouri’s largest poaching investigation

Missouri Department of Conservation News: Discover Nature with MDC through Eagle Days

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – From December through February, Missouri’s winter eagle watching is spectacular.  Discover nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) through Eagle Days events around the state, or enjoy eagle viewing on your own. Because of the state’s big rivers, many lakes, and abundant wetlands, Missouri is one of the leading lower … Continue reading Missouri Department of Conservation News: Discover Nature with MDC through Eagle Days

Missouri Department of Conservation News: Young Deer Hunters Harvest 13,500+ During Early Youth Portion

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 13,560 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2018 deer hunting season, which ran Oct. 27-28.  Top counties for the early youth portion were Howell with 350, Osage with 316, and Franklin … Continue reading Missouri Department of Conservation News: Young Deer Hunters Harvest 13,500+ During Early Youth Portion

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