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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

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.

Conservation agents and St. Louis County cops host fishing fair, fish fry for Ferguson kids

News from the region

St. Louis
May 23, 2016

Youths from the Ferguson area spent an afternoon fishing and bonding with law enforcement personnel at Bellefontaine Conservation Area.

MDC Conservation agent helping a little boy with his fish.

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.

MDC bands young peregrine falcons in KC metro area

May 20, 2016

Biologists also monitoring new falcon nest at Thomas Hill Reservoir.

MDC staff removing falcon chicks from nest so they could be banded.

MoNASP student archers score at NASP national archery tournament

News from the region

Statewide
May 19, 2016

MDC congratulates all the Missouri student archers who took part in the national tournament.

Shelby Winslow holding her awards an prizes form the national tournament.

Conservation Department hosts Youth Bowfishing Clinic

News from the region

Ozark
May 19, 2016

Learn the increasingly popular sport during this one-day youth clinic.

Bowfishing on the river bank.

MDC and partners offer Prairie Days tours at Dunn Ranch

News from the region

Northwest
May 18, 2016

Free event celebrates grassland heritage with bison, birds and wildflowers.

Prairie Days at Dunn Ranch

MDC joins birding enthusiasts at Wings Over Weston

News from the region

Kansas City
May 18, 2016

Annual birding festival showcases conservation and ecology of wild birds.

Exhibit table at Wings of Weston

MDC offers landowners payment for public use of land

News from the region

Central
Kansas City
Northeast
Northwest
St. Louis
May 16, 2016

Landowners can apply June 1 – July 15 for new program that pays them to allow public hunting, fishing, or wildlife viewing on enrolled private lands.

Hunter reading the signage at an MRAP area.

Online registration for Upper Mississippi Waterfowl Blind Drawings open now until May 22

News from the region

St. Louis
May 16, 2016

Waterfowl hunters will have seven days to register their preferred hunting blind sites for the electronic drawing.

Group Waterfowl Hunting

MDC offers introduction to bow fishing class in June

News from the region

St. Louis
May 16, 2016

Learn the increasingly popular sport during a two-day class that includes a hands-on field experience.

Bowfishing on the river bank.

MDC increases CWD surveillance in southern Missouri

News from the region

Southwest
May 16, 2016

Arkansas findings prompt additional sample collecting efforts in Missouri.

A deer infected with CWD standing next to a structure.

MDC reminds public to not feed deer in CWD counties

News from the region

Statewide
May 16, 2016

Conservation Department regulation banning feeding deer in 29 counties starts May 30.

MDC CWD Management Zones

MDC Cape Nature Center hosts Youth Pond Catfishing Clinic June 11

News from the region

Southeast
May 12, 2016

Ages 7 to 17 can learn the time-honored skill of fishing for catfish.

Evaluate Your Pattern

Get hooked with MDC Free Fishing Days June 11 and 12

News from the region

Statewide
May 12, 2016

Discover nature through Conservation Department’s annual free fishing weekend.

Roubidoux Creek

MDC: Invasive Emerald Ash Borer continues to threaten Missouri’s ash trees

News from the region

Southeast
May 12, 2016

Southeast Missouri hosts two thirds of the state’s known invasive population.

Map of Missouri displaying where EAB have been recorded.

Bowfisherman becomes 11th angler to break state record in 2016

News from the region

Statewide
May 12, 2016

Congratulations to Jonathon Randall on breaking the state record by shooting an 11-pound, 2-ounce river carpsucker with his bow and arrow.

Jonathan Randall holding the state-record river carpsucker

MDC encourages motorists to give turtles a brake!

News from the region

Statewide
May 10, 2016

Check for traffic and then move turtles across the road in the direction they are traveling.

three-toed box turtle

MDC Cape Nature Center offers Father's Day Fishing: Pond to Plate

News from the region

Southeast
May 10, 2016

Missouri is a great place to fish and fishing is a great way to celebrate Father’s Day.

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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
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Bill Graham
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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