Southwest

MDC offers bowhunter education class on Aug. 13

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A bowhunter education class provides several benefits to archery enthusiasts. Bowhunter education certification is not a mandatory part of Missouri’s statewide hunting regulations, but it is a requirement to participate in some archery hunting opportunities in the state. It also allows archery hunters to get tips on shooting techniques and safety.

MDC invites kids to free fishing day at Roaring River

CASSVILLE, Mo. – Fishing introduces kids to the outdoors, so it’s beneficial to get young people hooked on fishing. That will be the focus of Kids’ Fishing Day on Aug. 20 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Roaring River State Park. The event is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Missouri Department of Natural Resources and a number of businesses and local organizations.

Long-time conservation agent wins hunter education honor

LEBANON, Mo. – Walt Hutton’s hunter education efforts in 2015 showed that a quarter-century of conservation work has not slowed him down.

Each year, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recognizes hunter education instructors whose efforts exceed regular teaching duties. Hutton, who lives in Lebanon and has been Laclede County’s agent for all but two of his 27 years with MDC, has been named the 2015 Hunter Education Conservation Agent Instructor of the Year. He was recognized for his achievement by MDC on July 12 in Jefferson City.

Husband and wife honored for hunter education efforts

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Offering their time and talents to teach hunter education in southwest Missouri and also assisting with other conservation educational events have earned statewide recognition for Dale and Julie Garner.

MDC conservation agent brings experience to new job

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) agent Kevin Zielke is bringing veteran experience to a new job assignment.

On Aug. 1, Zielke begins his new job as conservation agent for Greene County. He will work alongside fellow Greene County Conservation Agent Shannon Ohrenberg. Zielke replaces Mark Creed, who was promoted to Protection Division District Supervisor in MDC’s Southwest Region.

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