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MDC programs to give tips on deer processing

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 27, 2016

Free "Field to Freezer" programs coming up in Joplin, Springfield.

Deer meat being processed.

New Laclede County conservation agent not far from old job

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 19, 2016

Jewell transfers from neighboring Dallas County, begins new duties Oct. 1.

Conservation Agent Jarrad Jewell

New Dallas County conservation agent is not new to area

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 16, 2016

Ryan Wood grew up enjoying Dallas County's outdoors.

Dallas County Conservation Agent Ryan Wood

MDC needs hunter help in southwest Missouri to detect CWD

News from the region

Southwest
Ozark
Sep 13, 2016

Deadly Chronic Wasting Disease in northern Arkansas has prompted MDC to continue increased surveillance efforts near state border. 

Deer with CWD

MDC plans archery instructor training classes

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 30, 2016

Teachers are invited to attend free classes in Joplin and Springfield.

MoNASP Instructor Training

MDC plans archery instructor training classes

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 30, 2016

Teachers are invited to attend free classes in Joplin and Springfield.

MoNASP Instructor Training

MDC invites public to attend tree walks in Joplin and Monett

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 29, 2016

Free events will identify species and highlight characteristics and benefits of trees.

A lady walking on a trail in the woods.

MDC seeks public input on Busiek Area management plan

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 25, 2016

Public can comment on draft of Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area plan in September.

Busiek Area sign

New Dade County conservation agent on familiar turf

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 19, 2016

Sarcoxie native Jeremy Edwards grew up fishing, camping at Stockton Lake.

Jeremy Edwards

MDC offers cable restraint certification class in Neosho

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 18, 2016

Course required for use of cable restraint devices during trapping season.

coyote

Have fun learning about insects at MDC's Insect-O-Rama

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 12, 2016

Registration not required for free Aug. 19 event at Springfield Conservation Nature Center.

Monarch Butterfly

MDC offers youth dove workshop and hunt in Barton County

News from the region

Southwest
Aug 12, 2016

Aug. 31 workshop and Sept. 3 hunt at Shawnee Trail Conservation Area open to hunters age 11-15.

dove hunting

MDC offers bowhunter education class on Aug. 13

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 29, 2016

Free course will be taught at MDC's Andy Dalton Shooting Range in Greene County.

Bowhunter

MDC invites kids to free fishing day at Roaring River

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 22, 2016

Educational seminars will also be part of Aug. 20 Kids' Fishing Day event.

Mother and child fishing.

Husband and wife honored for hunter education efforts

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 20, 2016

MDC recognizes Springfield's Dale and Julie Garner for their volunteer instructional work.

Julie and Dale Garner

Long-time conservation agent wins hunter education honor

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 20, 2016

MDC recognizes Laclede County agent Walt Hutton for teaching efforts.

Laclede County Conservation Agent Walt Hutton (third from left) has received the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) 2015 Hunter Education Conservation Agent Instructor of the Year. Also pictured are (from left) former MDC Director Bob Ziehmer, MD

MDC conservation agent brings experience to new job

News from the region

Southwest
Jul 18, 2016

Long-time Johnson County agent Zielke transfers to Greene County Aug. 1.

Conservation Agent Kevin Zielke

MDC's Bushwhacker Lake switches to managed deer hunts

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 28, 2016

Application period for area's six managed hunts begins July 1.

Three deer in a conservation area

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 Family Fishing Fair set for Shepherd of the Hills

News from the region

Southwest
May 27, 2016

Catching fish, education, entertainment all part of June 11 event.

Kids fishing

MDC's Community Conservation Grants help urban habitats

News from the region

Southwest
May 27, 2016

Upcoming meetings in Springfield, Joplin will offer information on how to apply for community conservation grants.

Urban Conservation

Kellogg Lake Kids' Fishing Day planned for June 11

News from the region

Southwest
May 27, 2016

Openings still available for volunteers who wish to help with annual youth fishing event.

Kids fishing

MDC increases CWD surveillance in southern Missouri

News from the region

Southwest
May 16, 2016

Arkansas findings prompt additional sample collecting efforts in Missouri.

A deer infected with CWD standing next to a structure.

MDC plans archery instructor training class

News from the region

Southwest
May 03, 2016

Free May 24 class will be held at O'Reilly-Tefft Gym n Springfield.

Archery Instructor Course

Kids' Fishing Day set for May 14 at Roaring River

News from the region

Southwest
May 03, 2016

Adult volunteers needed to help at free fishing event.

kid trout fishing

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Lucas Bond
(Statewide)
Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
573-751-4115
Candice Davis
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Candice.Davis@mdc.mo.gov
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Robert Hemmelgarn
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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