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Black bear sighted in Franklin County, MDC urges “Don’t feed bears!”

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 07, 2016

A black bear has been reported and photographed the past few days near Robertsville and Lonedell.

Black Bear in Garbage Can

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

Missouri Department of Conservation Director Robert L. Ziehmer Announces Resignation

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 06, 2016

After six and half years, Ziehmer is stepping down as director effective July 15.

MDC Director Robert L. Ziehmer with elk arriving

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 seeks public input on Danville and Mansfield conservation areas

News from the region

Central
Jun 03, 2016

Public comment period runs through June 30.

Danville Conservation Area in Montgomery County offers more than 3,000 acres of woodland, upland forest, glade, grassland, bottomland forest, old field, cropland, and ephemeral wetlands. Public comment period for the area’s management plan will run throug

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

MDC offers free class on fishing with alternative methods

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 02, 2016

Class at Burr Oak Woods teaches about trot lines, jug lines and archery fishing

Little girl learning how to fish using trot lines

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: 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 seeks public input for Nodaway County lake

News from the region

Northwest
Jun 01, 2016

Public can comment in June on management plans for lake near Maryville

Angler showing off his catch

MDC seeks public input for Pinhook Access

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 01, 2016

Public can comment in June on management plans for Pettis County area

Angler showing off his catch

MDC seeks public input for Crooked River area plan

News from the region

Northwest
Jun 01, 2016

Public can comment in June on management plans for area in Ray County 

quail

MDC’s Discover Nature—Fishing program expands, adds new St. Louis area lake

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 01, 2016

This free program designed to teach the basics of fishing to youths and families now offers a north county location.

Little boy holding his fish

MDC seeks public input on Dupont Reservation and Edward Anderson Conservation Areas

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 01, 2016

Public comment period runs through June 30.

Wide shot of Edward Anderson Conservation Area

MDC hosts fishing fair in Forest Park for people with disabilities

News from the region

St. Louis
May 31, 2016

Anglers age nine to 66 caught 60 fish during a fishing event at Forest Park in partnership with the Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis.

Little girl in wheelchair poses with the catfish she caught

Acoustic musical artist John Nilsen to perform at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center June 24

News from the region

St. Louis
May 31, 2016

Popular northwest composer/musician will blend nature-inspired music with images by MDC photographer Noppadol Paothong.

John Nilsen

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

Celebrating 50 years of good fishing at MDC's Charity Lake

News from the region

Northwest
May 27, 2016

June 4 event honors donors and volunteers who built Atchison County lake.

Charity Lake

MDC breaks ground on new Busch Shooting Range

News from the region

St. Louis
May 27, 2016

MDC Director Robert L. Ziehmer and members of the Conservation Commission attended a ground breaking ceremony as construction of the new Busch Shooting Range begins.

Groundbreaking at Busch Shooting Range May 2016

MDC hosts free frogging clinic in northeast Missouri

News from the region

Northeast
May 25, 2016

Register to attend evening course on Missouri frogs, and how to catch them

A little boy holding up a frog he harvest frogging

MDC to host Discover Nature Schools teacher training workshops in Columbia

News from the region

Central
May 24, 2016

Register today to attend a free workshop in June

Students taking part in a project

MDC offers outdoor skills events geared for special needs

News from the region

Kansas City
May 23, 2016

Staff and volunteers help participants fish, canoe and target shoot

MDC staff helping special needs people fish.

Warsaw angler catches state-record spotted bass

News from the region

Statewide
May 23, 2016

Congratulations to Jason Reynolds on breaking the state record by catching a 2-pound, 11-ounce spotted bass on Truman Lake.

Jason Reynolds holding his state-record spotted bass.

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Francis Skalicky
(Southwest)
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