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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

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 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

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

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

MDC seeks public input on Osage County conservation area

News from the region

Central
Aug 08, 2016

Public can comment through Aug. 31 on draft management plan for Ben Branch Lake Conservation Area. 

Forested area of Ben Branch Lake Conservation Area.

MDC seeks public input on Saline County conservation area

News from the region

Central
Aug 08, 2016

Public can comment through Aug. 31 on draft management plan for Blue Lick Conservation Area. 

A field at Blue Lick Conservation Area.

MDC seeks public input on Marshall I. Diggs Conservation Area near Wellsville

News from the region

Central
Aug 08, 2016

Public can comment through Aug. 31 on draft management plan. 

Blue bird sitting on a branch at Marshall I. Diggs Conservation Area.

MDC seeks public input on towersites across central Missouri

News from the region

Central
Aug 08, 2016

Public can comment through Aug. 31 on draft management plan. 

A towersite at a conservation area in the central region.

Learn about fishing through MDC's Discover Nature - Fishing

News from the region

Ozark
Aug 05, 2016

Free lessons will be offered at a variety of locations in August.

Kids fishing with an MDC instructor.

MDC seeks public input on Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area near Columbia

News from the region

Central
Aug 05, 2016

Public can comment on draft management plan through Aug. 31.

Family at Eagle Bluffs CA

MDC seeks public input on Sugar Creek and Montgomery Woods Conservation Areas

News from the region

Northeast
Aug 05, 2016

Public can comment on draft management plan through Aug. 31.

Sugar Creek Conservation Area

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.

MDC’s Powder Valley Nature Center presents Down and Dirty program Aug. 25

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 05, 2016

Unique program can help both children and parents discover the advantages of dirt.

Muddy girl playing in the mud.

Young skunks strike out on their own in August

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 04, 2016

Discover nature and learn more about Missouri’s smelliest mammal.

Skunk

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

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Lucas Bond
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Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
573-751-4115
Candice Davis
(Ozark), (Southeast)
Candice.Davis@mdc.mo.gov
Southeast Regional Office
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Bill Graham
(Kansas City), (Northwest)
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov
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Robert Hemmelgarn
(Central), (Northeast)
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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