Cliff Wilson The New Private Land Conservationist

The northwest region Missouri Department of Conservation announced Cliff Wilson is the new Community and Private Land Conservationist.  The position was previously held by Scott Roy. Wilson will be stationed at the Grundy Co USDA office in Trenton and will be serving landowners and constituents in Mercer, Grundy, and Livingston counties. Prior to his new appointment, Wilson worked in fish […]

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MDC Offers “Missouri Raptors” – Virtual Program

The Missouri Department of Conservation is providing several programs through the winter months.  The Kirksville MDC Office recently announced a Raptors of Missouri — Virtual Program  This program will be held Thursday, January 13th, from  4–5 p.m. and is available for all ages The program will provide information on birds of prey, otherwise known as raptors.  These are unique from […]

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MDC – Alternatives Methods Deer Season Totals

The Alternative Methods season for deer hunting came to a close in Missouri with a total of 9,965 deer taken across the state.  That is down about 5,000 from last year In the local counties, the totals are as follows. Alternative           Total Caldwell………. 54………… 1708 Carroll………… 83………… 2389 Chariton………. 61………… 2029 Daviess………. 86………… 2661 Grundy……….. 73………… 1855 Linn……………. 96………… 2846 […]

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Attracting Bird To Your Feeder

Attracting birds to your backyard feeder is a great way to enjoy the variety and colors of the birds that spend their winter in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a virtual program on “Attracting Winter Birds.” This online program will be on January 5th from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and is being put on by the staff of MDC’s […]

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Woodpeckers: How Do They Do That?

How do woodpeckers do that?? The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a free virtual class this Friday on the biological adaptations that woodpeckers possess to chisel openings in wood. Their tat-a-tat-tat drumming on trees is a sound frequently heard in the woods and in yards as woodpeckers use their beaks to look for insects and create nest cavities. Missouri […]

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MDC Offers Virtual Birding Programs

Two virtual birding programs are available online through the Missouri Department of Conservation.  Missouri residents can get tips on what species of birds can be seen at this time of year and where are the best birding spots at two Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) virtual birding programs on Dec. 14. Both programs will be from 6-7 p.m., are free, […]

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Building A Bluebird Nesting Box

You can attract bluebirds to take up residence close to your home.  The Missouri Department of Conservation says if the surrounding landscape is right, putting up a bluebird nesting box is a great way to entice Missouri’s state birds to live nearby. People interested in learning more about how to build and put up a bluebird nesting box should sign […]

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MDC Providing Virtual Program – Deer Hunting With Handguns

The Missouri Department of Conservation presents “Handguns For Deer Hunting,” a virtual program on using handguns to hunt for white-tailed deer.  The program will be presented on line, Thursday, December 9th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This class will teach participants about the equipment and skills needed to hunt deer with a handgun. Regulations for handgun hunting will also be […]

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Deer Hunting – Late Youth Totals & YTD Totals

Young hunters across Missouri harvested an additional 3,519 deer in the Late Youth Portion of the season, November 26th to the 28th.  The MDC says the Late Youth Portion is for hunters age 6 through 15. In the local counties, the Late Youth Portion totals are: Livingston………………… 26 Caldwell………………….. 28 Carroll…………………….. 31 Chariton………………….. 23 Daviess…………………… 29 Grundy……………………. 12 Linn………………………… 31 […]

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