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MDC’s Day on the River is a chance to get to know the Mighty Mississippi

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 30, 2016

Join professional river experts on boat rides and meet big river fish face to face.

Day on the River

Register now for Perryville Deer Management Workshop Sept. 14

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 18, 2016

MDC wildlife biologists offer tips to attracting deer to your land.

Whitetail deer in a field.

Numbers matter in Missouri’s feral hog fight

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 12, 2016

MDC regional hog coordinator compares the past, present and future of the feral hog problem.

Boar Buster hog trap

Southeast Missouri youth waterfowl clinic and hunt set for Oct. 1

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 12, 2016

Youth will learn wing shooting, hunting techniques distance estimation and more.

Youth waterfowl hunting with dog

Doran named new Conservation Agent for Perry County

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 05, 2016

Doran brings experience to the position, transferring from Howard County after seven years.

Chris Doran

Cape Nature Center presents ‘The Buzz about Pollinators’ Aug. 27

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 05, 2016

From food to flowers and beyond, pollinators play an important role in our world.

A painted lady butterfly sits on a purple coneflower.

Birding sites in central and southeast added to Great Missouri Birding Trail website

News from the region

Statewide
Central
Southeast
Aug 03, 2016

Visit greatmissouribirdingtrail.com to find the best places to bird in Missouri. Sites in central and southeast recently added website

Great Missouri Birding Trail

MDC announces new private land conservationist for Bollinger, Madison counties

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 01, 2016

Wes Buchheit has local knowledge, combined with conservation education and experience.

Wes Buchheit

Grant funds, hog hunting ban make gains in feral hog fight

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 28, 2016

MDC, partner agencies are committed to ridding Missouri of this invasive species.

Pictured from left to right are Rodger Rose, David Rose (landowner), Carter Hughes, MDC Agricultural Liaison Brent Vandeloecht, MFA Intern Sam Turner, MFA Director of Agronomy Jason Weirich, Darrick Steen of the Corn and Soybean Growers Associations, MDC

MDC welcomes new community forester to southeast region

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 21, 2016

Jennifer Behnken brings her forestry education and combination of volunteer and professional experience to the job.

Jennifer Behnken is MDC's new community forester for Missouri’s southeast region

MDC announces new private land conservationist for Ste. Genevieve, Perry counties

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 05, 2016

Kyle Lorenz has local knowledge, combined with conservation education and experience.

Kyle Lorenz

Teen job shadow leads to antler shed finds and a generational appreciation of conservation

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 05, 2016

There’s more to activities like shed hunting than the find.

Kegan Roberts

MDC: Landowner workshop shows prescribed fire as land, wildlife management tool

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 01, 2016

Landowners invited to free MDC prescribed fire workshop on Aug. 11 at Mineral Area College.

Prescribed Fire

MDC partners with Lincoln University on Poplar Bluff Feral Hog Workshop

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 01, 2016

Free workshop addresses feral hog concerns and assistance available to landowners.

Feral Hog

MDC cultivates ‘Close to home fishing’ in southeast Missouri communities

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 24, 2016

Local biologists use love of nature to inspire quality fishing experiences for the region.

A man measuring a fish.

Jumping Oak Galls turn Oak trees brown in Southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 24, 2016

Missouri Department of Conservation foresters say not to worry.

Oak Galls

MDC’s Nature Center at Night focuses on pond life

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 14, 2016

This “after hours” event gives working parents an opportunity to bring their family.

Bullfrog

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts ‘Feeding Frenzy’

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 14, 2016

See how volunteers and naturalists feed the center’s reptiles, amphibians and fish.

The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center invites the public to view live feedings of the center’s resident reptiles, amphibians and fish Thursday, July 7, from 1 to 2 p.m.

MDC offers frog gigging clinic for youth in East Prairie

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 10, 2016

This free event welcomes ages seven to 17 to try their hand at frogging.

Frog in the water

Black bear travels nearly 400 miles across southern Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 06, 2016

Traveling black bear is a reminder to be “Bear Aware.”

Black Bear

Tree health in the Ozarks, a growing concern

News from the region

Ozark
Southwest
Southeast
Jun 03, 2016

People with tree concerns or questions can get answers at June 18 event.

This view from Stegall Mountain on Peck Ranch Conservation Area shows just a portion of the forested Ozarks.

MDC: Public input sought for Coldwater Conservation Area

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 02, 2016

The area management plan is open for public review in June.

Wooded area at Coldwater Conservation Area

MDC hosts Hunter Education Skills Session at Perryville Elks Lodge

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 02, 2016

Register online for the July 29 course.

Father and son wearing hunter orange turkey hunting

One man, three counties, 19 wildlife violations

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 02, 2016

Farmington man’s catfish wasn’t taken by a legal method.

Anthony Stacy Illegal Catfish

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts Youth Pond Catfishing Clinic June 11

News from the region

Southeast
May 12, 2016

Ages 7 to 17 can learn the time-honored skill of fishing for catfish.

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Lucas Bond
(Statewide)
Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
573-751-4115
Candice Davis
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Candice.Davis@mdc.mo.gov
Southeast Regional Office
573-290-5730
Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
816-759-7305
Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
Robert.Hemmelgarn@mdc.mo.gov
Central Regional Office and Conservation Research Center
573-815-7900
Kristie Hilgedick
(Statewide)
Kristie.Hilgedick@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
573-751-4115
Joe Jerek
(Statewide)
Joe.Jerek@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
573-522-4115
Francis Skalicky
(Southwest)
Francis.Skalicky@mdc.mo.gov
Southwest Regional Office
417-895-6880
Dan Zarlenga
(St. Louis)
Dan.Zarlenga@mdc.mo.gov
St. Louis Regional Office
636-441-4554