People out trapping fur

Missouri Department of Conservation to co-host free fur trapping clinic at Sumner

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Trappers Association will co-host a free furbearer trapping clinic for beginners on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, 2019, at the Habitat Flats hunting lodge near Sumner. This clinic will teach newcomers to the fur trade the skills they need to trap furbearers and market pelts. […]

Bethany City fishing dock upgrades

Missouri Department of Conservation assists city of Bethany in improving area lakes

The Missouri Department of Conservation on September 20, 2019, presented the city of Bethany a check for $153,537 to help pay for improvements at North Bethany City Reservoir and Old Bethany City Lake. Earlier, MDC provided a $23,305 grant for the projects. MDC reimburses up to 75 percent of project costs under the Community Assistance […]

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Fun Day

Missouri Department of Conservation to host “Outdoor Fun Day” in Macon

The Missouri Department of Conservation, in partnership with the National Wild Turkey Federation,  Whitetails Unlimited, Quail Forever, and Delta Waterfowl invites families to attend a day of FREE outdoor skills instruction at the Macon County Fairgrounds, 1305 S. Missouri St. in Macon. This family outdoor fun day will take place from 10 a.m. – 3 […]

Ducks in Water

Flooding affects some waterfowl areas in northwest Missouri

Flood damage will affect opportunities for waterfowl hunters this fall and winter at Missouri Department of Conservation wildlife areas managed with a wetland emphasis. The good news is that the popular Nodaway Valley and the east pools of the Fountain Grove conservation areas should offer normal hunting conditions if the weather cooperates. The outlook is […]

Bull Elk

Learn about Elk and Elk hunting in Missouri during live MDC webcast

Join the Missouri Department of Conservation on Wednesday, October 9, from noon to 1 p.m. for its Wild Webcast on Elk and Elk Hunting in Missouri. Get information on seeing free-ranging wild elk in Missouri and on Missouri’s first upcoming elk-hunting season, possibly starting as soon as next year. MDC experts will share information and […]

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Northeast Missouri Wildlife Management Field Tour to be held in Kirkville

The Pure Air Wildlife Management Cooperative and Quail Forever will host the Northeast Missouri Wildlife Management Field Tour in Kirksville later this month. Adam Keith and Matt Dye of Land and Legacy will speak on Restoring the Land and Finding Common Ground at the Missouri Department of Conservation Northeast Regional Office September 28, 2019. The […]

Little girl with mother and MDC agent getting ready to fish

Missouri Department of Conservation to offer free fishing classes in Marceline and Brookfield

Autumn is a fine time to go fishing with good weather and active fish. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer free Discover Nature—Fishing programs at Marceline and Brookfield during September. Instructors will teach in four lessons the basics about how to catch fish, handle tackle, and where to go fishing. Participants go fishing […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation proposes regulation changes to help landowners control nuisance wildlife

The Missouri Department of Conservation is considering changing regulations to help landowners address damage caused by problem wildlife and feral hogs. MDC is proposing the changes in response to citizen requests to the Regulations Committee to use night vision or thermal imagery to address livestock loss caused by coyotes and damage caused by feral hogs. […]

Dunn Ranch Prairie

Prairie Day at Dunn Ranch Prairie and Pawnee Prairie in Harrison County set for September 14, 2019

The tallgrass prairie holds a special place in Missouri’s history, and native grasslands also continue to play a role in modern agriculture today. The state’s grassland legacy and future will be celebrated at a free Prairie Day event 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, at Dunn Ranch Prairie and Pawnee Prairie in […]