New Regulations Out
New booklets are out for fishing, hunting, and trapping...there is one specially for Spring turkey hunting. Visit mdc.mo.gov/node/3657 for the hunting and trapping book, mdc.mo.gov/node/6108 for fishing, mdc.mo.gov/node/4066 for Spring turkey for the digital versions, or visit a location that sells permits to get a paper version.
SW Missouri News
Get the most recent issue of the MDC newsletter for the region here. If you are looking for upcoming outdoor events in the area click here.
Many folks would like the opportunity to chime in on conservation management, and the MDC is seeking that input. They really fo listen. Canaan Conservation Area is in mid-MO not far from Columbia. If you'd like to read about current management here, and have an opportunity to make suggestions, click here.
Opportunities to Learn Outdoor Skills and about Management Practices or just get Outdoors
The MDC is offering a grant workshop for parties interested in tree enhancement and management in Cape Girardeau on March 27th. Get more information here.
A whitetail deer management workshop will be held in Jamesport, Missouri on March 7th. MDC staff will discuss how to manage land for trophy deer, urban deer management, disease issues, woodland management for white-tails, early successional plant management to benefit wildlife, technical assistance and cost share programs, and proposed deer hunting regulation changes. Participants are asked to register by March 4. To register, call Scott Roy at 660-359-5685, ext. 114, or Nate Mechlin at 660-663-3703, ext. 3.
MDC is offering a "Deer Damage Workshop" down at Cape on March 17th and registration is required by the 13th. This workshop helps landowners balance the benefits of having deer on their property with ways to mitigate and reduce the damage they can do. Call (573) 290-5218 for more info and to register.
March 16th the MDC will discuss deer hunting reg change possibilities in Columbia. The meeting is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. on March 16 at the MDC Central Regional Office, 3500 E. Gans Road in Columbia.
There will be a guided "Bison Hike" at Prairie State Park on March 7th. This Missouri State Park is located not far northeast of Springfield down in SW Missouri. Call 417-843-6711 for more information.