Two Hunter Education Classes Offered

The Missouri Department of Conservation Hunter Education Skills Classes will be held at two area locations in April.  Adam Bransgard from the Chillicothe MDC Office says one class will be in Chillicothe on April 8th, from 5:30 to 9:30 pm at Corner Stone Church.  Maximum class size is 20 and pre-registration is required.  Events | Missouri Department of Conservation (s3licensing.com) […]

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MDC – Native Plant Sale

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s annual Native Plant Sale will be March 27th, but you MUST pre-order before picking up your order at the Rundge Nature Center in Jefferson City. MDC Naturalist Austin Lambert says “Using native plants in your landscaping is a simple way to beautify your property while benefiting many pollinators, butterflies, songbirds, and other beneficial wildlife.”  He […]

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Chillicothe MDC Hosting Gun Care Class

The Missouri Department of Conservation will have a gun care class next week.  The class is on March 25th, online.  Adam Brandsgaard from the Chillicothe MDC Office will lead the class. That includes: Break Action, Hinge Action, Pump Action, Lever Action, and Bolt Action long guns and Semi-automatic long guns. They will also talk about the care of pistols, depending […]

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MDC Offers Gun Care Class

The Missouri Department of Conservation will have a gun care class March 25th, on line.  Adam Brandsgaard from the Chillicothe MDC Office will lead the class. That includes: Break Action, Hinge Action, Pump Action, Lever Action, and Bolt Action long guns and Semi-automatic long guns. They will also talk about the care of pistols, depending on the need of those […]

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Be Ready For Spring Turkey Season

A safe and successful turkey hunt depends on a variety of skills, and the Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a program to help learn the fundamentals, just in time for the Spring Turkey Hunting season. Knowing how to locate a gobbler, call him into shotgun range, handling firearms in a safe fashion, and knowing what the regulations are things […]

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MDC Offers Wild Mushroom Program

The Missouri Department of Conservation will have a Spring Wild Mushroom program on March 12th.  The virtual program is put on by the staff of the Runge Nature Center. The program is from 1:00 to 2:00 pm and is available for all ages. MDC’s State Botanist and Missouri Mycological Society’s Mid-Missouri President Malissa Briggler, will have the presentation about mushrooms […]

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“Snagging” Season For Paddlefish Starts Soon

In the State of Missouri, you are able to “snag” a prehistoric fish whose ancestors swam during the time of dinosaurs,  The Missouri Department of Conservation says snagging one of these is a reality for thousands of paddlefish snaggers during Missouri’s annual spring paddlefish snagging season.  The MDC says the state’s major paddlefish snagging waters include Lake of the Ozarks, […]

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Birding Hike Offered By MDC

Winter is a good time for birding because leaves don’t hamper the view. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering a free guided birding hike from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, February 24th, at Pershing State Park west of Laclede. Hikers will explore the boardwalk near Locust Creek and the trail that passes through a wet prairie and […]

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