Author: Shawn Kober

MDC offers duck decoy workshop in Kirksville Nov. 5-6

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a FREE workshop on waterfowl hunting and duck decoy carving in Kirksville Nov. 5-6. Participants will learn about duck identification, ecology, and decoy history as they sculpt and paint their own decoy for use in waterfowl hunting or as unique art. Duck decoys date back hundreds of years to when American Indians made and used them to lure birds into hunting grounds. As waterfowl hunting grew in popularity among early American settlers and hunters, these decoys evolved into more artistic and realistic forms, made from a variety of materials. Today...

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MDC’s Cape Nature Center hosts Fall Festival Oct. 20

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Discover nature through fall family fun Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. All ages are invited to the center’s Fall Festival from 4 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the bounty that Missouri has to offer in the fall both through human and wild animal eyes. “We’ll taste a few fall treats, enjoy a campfire, practice archery and fishing,” said Jordi Raos, MDC naturalist. “Fall is a wonderful time to discover nature’s bounty.” Live animal presentations will be offered at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Guests can...

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Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe and Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard to Present at State Historical Society Dinner

Jefferson City — This morning Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 18-07 for the creation of a Bicentennial Commission. The commission will aid the State Historical Society of Missouri as it implements the commemoration of Missouri’s upcoming bicentennial. During the 2018 legislative session, the General Assembly appropriated funds to the State Historical Society for helping with the upcoming milestone. Upon signing the executive order, Governor Parson spoke about the importance of this commission and celebrating our state’s history. “With the bicentennial a few years away, it is imperative that we create a commission to help with the progress for the upcoming...

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