The Missouri Conservation Commission gave initial approval at its Jan. 22 open meeting to proposed regulation changes from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) that would add to personal and commercial uses of grass carp and common carp.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $11.65 million in 14 projects to help agricultural producers and private landowners trap and control feral swine as part of the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program. This investment expands the pilot program to three new projects in Missouri. Projects have also been funded in Alabama, Hawaii, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas.
Missouri University of Science and Technology will gather public comments and hold an open forum on university plans to demolish three buildings known as the Bureau of Mines (BOM) buildings 1, 2 and 3 on the Rolla campus.
Missouri turkey hunters can apply online during February for 2021 spring turkey managed hunts through the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) website at mdc.mo.gov/springturkeyhunts. Managed hunt details and application procedures are outlined on the webpage. Drawing results will be posted starting March 15.
The spring turkey hunting youth portion will be April 10 and 11 with the regular spring season running April 19 through May 9.
Vehicle collisions with bridge supports or girders are the second leading cause of bridge collapse in the United States, with an average of three such collisions per day, according to researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology who are studying ways to improve bridge repair and cut costs for cities and states.
Owls are mysterious raptors of the night, in the wild and in the urban forest. The Missouri Department of Conservation will offer a free virtual class about owls from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6. Participants will learn about the life histories and unusual traits that owls possess.