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MDC is searching for large Christmas tree for governor’s mansion. Have one?

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 24, 2016

Landowners, homeowners, businesses, and communities with candidate trees asked to contact the Department.

Christmas Tree at Governor’s Mansion

MDC offers cable restraint certification class in Kirksville Sept. 3

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 24, 2016

Course is required for those who wish to use cable restraint devices during trapping season

coyote

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

Invasive zebra mussels now widespread at Truman Lake

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 19, 2016

MDC urges boaters to clean and dry all boats and bait gear 

zebra mussels

MDC offers cable restraint certification class in West Plains

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 19, 2016

Course is required for those who wish to use cable restraint devices during trapping season.

coyote in the snow

MDC will offer free Prairie Day event Sept. 17

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 18, 2016

Visit Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie near El Dorado Springs for tours and exhibits.

Wagon Tour on Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie

MDC and Shaw Nature Reserve bring pioneer times to life at Prairie Day, Sept. 17

Aug 18, 2016

Discover nature on a 250-acre prairie, complete with a tepee and sod house, during a full day of family fun and entertainment.

Prairie Day at Shaw Nature Reserve

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

MDC names Birch Tree man State Logger of the Year

News from the region

Statewide
Ozark
Aug 18, 2016

Congratulations to Smith Flooring contract logger Tom Martin!

Logger of the Year 2016

MDC’s Jay Henges Shooting Range still accessible despite partial closure of Antire Road

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 18, 2016

Users can continue to reach the Jay Henges Shooting Range via both directions of I-44. 

Map of Beaumont Antire Road

Emerald ash borer confirmed in Franklin County, MDC urges proactive approach

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 18, 2016

Ash tree owners in Franklin County need to make decisions now as the ash-killing insect invades the area.

Emerald Ash Borer

Buy permits and more through MDC free fishing app: MO Fishing

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 18, 2016

App updates include name change and permit purchasing.

MO Fishing

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.

Conservation agents work to stop wildlife trafficking

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 18, 2016

MDC asks for help to report poaching and wildlife trafficking.

Conservation agents arresting a paddlefish trafficker.

MO Hunting users need to update app to Telecheck game

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 17, 2016

Android and iOS users of the MDC MO Hunting app will need to update it to Telecheck deer and turkey for the upcoming hunting seasons.

Mo Hunting

MDC reminds hunters of deer and turkey regulation changes for fall

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 16, 2016

Crossbows allowed during archery hunting, late youth weekend earlier and longer, antlerless portion reduced, mandatory CWD sample collection for 29 counties, and more. 

2016 Fall Deer & Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information

MDC Wild Webcast: Be Bear Aware

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 16, 2016

Join us on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 2-3 p.m.CST to learn about the history of Missouri's black bears, how large the Missouri black bear population is and if it's still growing, the importance of being bear aware, and the Black Bear Research Project. 

MDC staff putting a GPS collar on a black bear

Take a walk on the wildflower side

News from the region

Northwest
Aug 15, 2016

Don't miss summer and autumn color at MDC's prairie remnants

Prairie.

Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Starts in September

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 15, 2016

Get detailed information from MDC’s “Migratory Bird Hunting Digest 2016.”

Migratory Bird Hunting Digest 2016

MDC waterfowl reservations open Sept. 1

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 15, 2016

Apply online Sept. 1 – 18 to hunt waterfowl on 12 MDC managed wetland areas.

Waterfowl Hunters

MDC works with Ferguson-Florissant School District to improve Little Creek Nature Area

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 15, 2016

An island of nature in an urban ocean provides north-county students with one-of-a-kind outdoor learning experiences.

A trail at Little Creek Natural Area

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

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

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MDC Media Staff

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