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MDC offering hunter education skills session classes in Jefferson City

Planning on hunting this spring? Avoid the rush and sign-up to take your hunter education skills session now. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding two separate hunter education skills sessions in Jefferson City on the following dates:

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Winter is really over...once again

    This is something of an historic outdoor column. In all of the years I have written newspaper columns, well over 40 years of one or two columns each week, I have never once had to print a retraction…until now. I hereby retract what I said two weeks ago about how winter was over!

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MDC offers prescribed fire workshop for landowners in Vichy

Landowners can learn to use prescribed fire as a land management tool at a prescribed fire workshop presented by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 14 at the Vichy Volunteer Fire Protection firehouse. The workshop is free, but space is limited and you must preregister by March 12.

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State Parks Youth Corps now accepting 2014 applications, Gov. Nixon announces

A nationally recognized jobs initiative for young adults is returning for its fifth year, Gov. Nixon announced today. State Parks Youth Corps (SPYC), launched by the Governor in 2010, provides Missouri youth with the opportunity to work outdoors improving Missouri’s state parks and historic sites. SPYC employs eligible Missourians between the ages of 17 and 23 at parks, historic sites and natural areas across Missouri, from May 1 through Dec. 31. Applications for the program are now being accepted online at


MDC offers TRIM grants and workshops for community forest improvements

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering grants to assist government agencies, public schools and non-profit groups with the management, improvement, and conservation of trees and forests on public land.

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