MDC Released New Hunting Regulation Booklets

New Hunting Regulation booklets are available from the MDC.  Hunters are encouraged to pick up the newest booklet to have the most up-to-date information on regulation changes and changes to the various season, depending on where you plan to hunt. Missouri deer and turkey hunters and waterfowl and dove hunters can get the most current information on upcoming fall hunting […]

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MDC Offers Outdoor Skills Day At Fountain Grove

A free Outdoor Skills Fun Day will be offered at the Fountain Grove Conservation Area south of Meadville.  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will have the program Saturday, July 17th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This program will help newcomers, especially youths, learn some basic hunting and shooting skills. Participants can target shoot with shotguns, pellet guns, and […]

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Ice Cream Citations

The Missouri Department of Conservation is issuing kids citations.  Now before you get upset, these are for doing good! MDC conservation agents are now issuing ice cream “citations” for kids caught practicing responsible nature behavior, such as wearing their life jacket, fishing or hunting with their family, or for keeping nature clean.  MDC Protection Deputy Chief Dean Harre says “It’s […]

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Wild Turkey Webcast Offered By MDC

Wild turkeys will be the topic of a Wild Webcast, presented by the Missouri Department of Conservation.  Turkey hunters, landowners, and managers interested in wild turkeys, and others are invited to join Webcast to discuss Population Trends and MDC Management”, on Tuesday, June 29th, at noon. The one-hour webcast will include an MDC Wild Turkey Biologist discussing factors that have […]

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MDC Offers Camping 101

If you have never been camping, but would like to give it a try, the Missouri Department of Conservation is offering a Camping 101 course in the Kansas City area.  If you are new to camping, just determining what gear to load in the car and where to camp can seem daunting, especially for families. This Camping 101 program is […]

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That Rash Might Be Poison Ivy

You are out for a walk, maybe even in your back yard, there’s some lush green vegetation and you happen to walk or reach into and the next thing you know…  you are itching, have welts or even blisters.  Poison Ivy can grow almost anywhere, not just in the woods.  Kevin Lohraff, the MDC’s Runge Nature Center’s Manager says it’s […]

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Free Fishing Weekend – June 12 & 13

The weather’s looking good for some weekend fishing and just in time for the annual MDC Free Fishing Days. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to get hooked on fishing through its Free Fishing Days June 12 and 13. During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish in the Show-Me State without having to buy a fishing permit, […]

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Wild Turkey Webcast

Turkey hunters, landowners and managers interested in wild turkeys, and others are invited to join Wild Webcast.  The Missouri Department of Conservation says “Wild Turkeys in Missouri: Population Trends and MDC Management” webcast will be Tuesday, June 29th, at noon. The one-hour webcast will include an MDC Wild Turkey Biologist discussing factors that have contributed to Missouri wild turkey numbers […]

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Corporal Pryor K9 Handler / Conservation Agent

The Livingston County Conservation Agent is now a K9 Handler.  Corporal Caleb Pryor recently completed extensive training with his dog, a German Shorthair Pointer named Zara.  Pryor says Conservation Agents are law enforcement officers. The dog is also trained to detect wildlife, including in vehicles.  Pryor says this is important if the person has taken an animal out of season. […]

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