The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces it has cancelled most public events and programs at its nature centers, shooting ranges, and other locations around the state until April 15.
With an increasing number of school closures around the state in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces that it must cancel its Missouri National Archery in the Schools (MoNASP) virtual state tournament.
Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control regarding events and gatherings of 50-plus people, the 2020 Missouri Whitewater Championships scheduled for March 20-22 have been canceled.
• Youth-only weekend is April 4 and 5 with regular spring season April 20 through May 10.
Missouri turkey hunters can expect a challenging spring season according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The spring turkey hunting season starts with a youth-only weekend April 4 and 5 followed by the regular spring season April 20 through May 10.
MDC Turkey Biologist Reina Tyl expects spring turkey hunting to be challenging.
Out of caution, Missouri state park and historic site programs and events sponsored by Missouri State Parks are postponed or cancelled now through April 30. The team is closely monitoring the progression of COVID-19 and its effect in Missouri. While safety, stewardship and service are all very important to Missouri State Parks, safety is the top priority.