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MDC partners with Crawford County to repair road to conservation areas

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 02, 2016

A cost-share program administered by MDC improves access to conservation areas by assisting counties with road maintenance.

Road Repair

MDC seeks public input on plans for Belcher Branch Lake

Aug 01, 2016

Public can comment during August on management plan for Buchanan County conservation area.

Fishing

MDC seeks public input on plans for glade areas

Aug 01, 2016

Public can comment during August on plans for two St. Clair County areas.

Lichens

MDC Runge Nature Center to host free archery lessons

News from the region

Central
Aug 01, 2016

MDC invites women and teens to free archery lessons at Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City on Aug. 11.

Archery Lessons

MDC announces new private land conservationist for Bollinger, Madison counties

News from the region

Southeast
Aug 01, 2016

Wes Buchheit has local knowledge, combined with conservation education and experience.

Wes Buchheit

MDC invites public input for future management of five Franklin County river accesses

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 01, 2016

Those interested in having input on the 10-year management plan of any of these accesses are invited to share their ideas during August.

Fishing from Canoe on Bourbeuse River

MDC invites public to share ideas about future management of Merrill Horse Access

News from the region

St. Louis
Aug 01, 2016

Those interested in having input on the area’s 10-year management plan are invited to share their ideas during the month of August.

Merill Horse Access Map

MDC and Stealth Gobblers hosting Aug. 27 youth event

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 29, 2016

Free youth outdoor skills event will teach hunting and fishing skills.

Youth Shooting

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

Grant funds, hog hunting ban make gains in feral hog fight

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 28, 2016

MDC, partner agencies are committed to ridding Missouri of this invasive species.

Pictured from left to right are Rodger Rose, David Rose (landowner), Carter Hughes, MDC Agricultural Liaison Brent Vandeloecht, MFA Intern Sam Turner, MFA Director of Agronomy Jason Weirich, Darrick Steen of the Corn and Soybean Growers Associations, MDC

MDC and partners provide mentored dove hunts for first-time hunters

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 26, 2016

Dove fields around state offer ample opportunities to learn to hunt these migratory game birds.

Dove Hunter

MDC invites youth to dove clinic and hunt at Prairie Fork Conservation Area Sept. 2-3

News from the region

Central
Jul 26, 2016

Participants will learn the basics of dove hunting, firearms safety, and shooting skills. 

Kids and teacher dove hunting.

Discover Nature with MDC at State Fair Aug. 11-21

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 26, 2016

See live wildlife, learn about conservation, and have hands-on fun discovering nature.

Visit MDC’s Conservation Building at the Missouri State Fair to see live fish and other aquatic wildlife along with displays of other live native animals such as snakes, turtles and amphibians.

Missouri dove-hunting season opens Sept. 1

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 26, 2016

MDC reminds dove hunters of 20 more hunting days this year and of numerous conservation areas for hunting.

Mourning Dove

MDC St. Louis region Protection Division volunteers earn 500-hour service awards

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 25, 2016

Two volunteers received framed wildlife art prints to commemorate outstanding service.

Dan Busekrus of Troy (center left) and Sarah Foran of Warrenton (center right) both received framed wildlife art prints last June to commemorate 500 hours of volunteer service for MDC’s St. Louis Regional Protection Division.  The awards were presented by

MDC welcomes participants in dove banding project

News from the region

Kansas City
Jul 25, 2016

Program at Reed Memorial Wildlife Area part of long-term scientific studies 

A dove sitting on tree limb.

MDC partners with Lincoln University on West Plains Feral Hog Workshop

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 25, 2016

Free workshop addresses feral hog concerns and assistance available to landowners.

Feral hog damage to a field.

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.

MDC: Hunter education skills session scheduled for West Plains

News from the region

Ozark
Jul 21, 2016

The Aug. 2 skills session satisfies part two of Missouri hunter education requirements.

An adult man and young boy learning gun and hunter safety.

MDC welcomes new community forester to southeast region

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 21, 2016

Jennifer Behnken brings her forestry education and combination of volunteer and professional experience to the job.

Jennifer Behnken is MDC's new community forester for Missouri’s southeast region

Want to be a Conservation Agent with MDC?

News from the region

Statewide
Jul 20, 2016

MDC is accepting applications until Aug. 29 for its next class of conservation agents.

Conservation Agents

MDC confirms sightings of Pokémon at Busch Conservation Area and Powder Valley Nature Center

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 20, 2016

Virtual wildlife new to Missouri found at two St. Louis area MDC sites.

Pokémon

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

O’Fallon man honored as Missouri’s top hunter education instructor

News from the region

St. Louis
Jul 19, 2016

Dave Cantoni of O’Fallon was recently named 2015’s statewide Hunter Education Instructor of the Year.

Dave Cantoni

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Conservation Headquarters
573-522-4115
Francis Skalicky
(Southwest)
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Dan Zarlenga
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