Community Interest

MDC Creature Feature: Possum on a Half Shell


Nine-banded armadillos are miraculous Missouri mammals.

What do possum on a half-shell, Texas speedbump, and pocket dinosaur all have in common? They’re all the same animal – the nine-banded armadillo. These mammals, known for being common roadkill and a property pest, are one of the oddest-looking species in Missouri with some of the oddest behaviors.

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MDC and State of Missouri increase penalties for poaching

New fine amounts include $10,000-$15,000 for each elk or black bear killed illegally, $1,000-$5,000 for each whitetailed buck, and  increases penalty points.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri legislature and governor have taken actions to increase penalties for those caught poaching Missouri game animals and other native wildlife species.

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MDC holds black bear open house at Powder Valley Nature Center July 30

Get the latest information about Missouri’s expanding bear population at this free open-house event.

KIRKWOOD, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites St. Louis area residents to an open house to learn more about black bears in Missouri. The open house will take place Tuesday, July 30 from 6-8 p.m. at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood with a presentation at 6 p.m.

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William K. Busch Brewing Company to Cease Operations

The William K. Busch Brewing Company is ceasing all operations as the company is shutting down, dissolving, and stopping the brewing of its award-winning Kräftig and Kräftig Light beers due to market demand. Billy Busch founded the company in 2011 to create a second chapter in the Busch family brewing history. Billy is the great grandson of Adolphus Busch and a member of one of the most storied families in American brewing. 

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Join Us for Missouri’s Largest Agriculture Expo at the State Fair

The Missouri State Fair takes pride in offering agriculture education opportunities to hundreds of thousands of fairgoers each year. Fun and interactive events, exhibits, competitions and shows throughout the 11 days of the Fair are aimed to keep Missouri’s number one industry at the forefront. Come Home and join the fun while learning about agriculture this year at the 2019 Missouri State Fair!

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