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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 offers deer management workshop at Jamesport

News from the region

Northwest
Aug 30, 2016

Free workshop on Sept. 15 will also cover hunting regulation changes.

Buck

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

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 cohosts overnight campout in Forest Park to help families discover the outdoors

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 29, 2016

MDC joins host of partners to offer an affordable way to discover camping and outdoor skills in St. Louis’ most famous park.

Sunrise behind tents in a field

MDC offers special program in St. Charles to help kids catch their first fish

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 26, 2016

An innovative program for youngsters age four to six will introduce them to fishing and their very first catch.

Kids Fishing

MDC hosts women’s free trout fishing event at Maramec Spring Park Sept. 10

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 26, 2016

Women are treated to a free day of fishing at the trout park, which features Missouri’s fifth largest spring.

Woman Trout Fishing

Conservation Commission gives initial approval on MDC changes to smallmouth and rock bass regulations

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 26, 2016

The next step in the process is a public comment period coming up in October.

Smallmouth bass in landing net.

MDC Telecheck has new questions on deer and turkey harvests

News from the region

Statewide
Aug 25, 2016

Information from hunters will help MDC with management of popular game animals. 

Buck Measurement

MDC co-hosts Monarch Tagging Event in St. Charles Sept. 10

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 25, 2016

Visitors will enjoy a variety of interactive learning experiences, such as monarch butterfly catching and tagging.

Monarch resting on a flower.

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

Peak season for monarch migration is at hand

News from the region

Kansas City
Aug 25, 2016

MDC offers free butterfly tagging and habitat development programs in KC area 

Butterfly on a flower.

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 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.

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

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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