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MDC: Landowner workshop shows prescribed fire as land, wildlife management tool

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 01, 2016

Landowners invited to free MDC prescribed fire workshop on Aug. 11 at Mineral Area College.

Prescribed Fire

MDC seeks public input on Big Tavern Creek and Lower Osage River accesses

News from the region

Central
Jul 01, 2016

Public can comment on draft management plans through July 31.

Fishing on Big Tavern Creek

MDC seeks public input on Hite Prairie and White conservation areas

News from the region

Central
Jul 01, 2016

Public can comment on draft management plans through July 31.

Hite Prairie Conservation Area

MDC partners with Lincoln University on Poplar Bluff Feral Hog Workshop

News from the region

Southeast
Jul 01, 2016

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

Feral Hog

MDC offers private landowners payments for public access

News from the region

Northeast
Jun 30, 2016

Program aims to boost wildlife habitat and outdoor recreation opportunities.

MRAP

Registration for reallocation of Upper Mississippi waterfowl blind sites opens July 5

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 30, 2016

The online reallocation drawing will be held to allocate relinquished blind sites.

Duck Hunters

MDC invites families to free frogging clinic in Saline County July 29

News from the region

Central
Jun 30, 2016

Register youth ages 7-17 and a parent or mentor by July 27 to discover the challenge of frogging.

Kid With Frog

MDC Runge Nature Center invites kids to creek crawl

News from the region

Central
Jun 30, 2016

Kids can discover nature by exploring Nature Center creek with MDC staff July 15.

Kids in Creek

Jay Henges Shooting Range holds Hunter Education Day Camp July 25-29

Jun 30, 2016

Kids will get the chance to become hunter education certified and learn a number of outdoor skills at this free day camp.

Kid Shooting Gun

Cicadas begin their summer sounds in July

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 29, 2016

Discover nature and learn more about the periodical and annual cicada.

Up close picture of an annual cicada

122 MoNASP student archers compete in 2016 World Archery Tournament

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 29, 2016

MDC congratulates all Missouri student archers who took part in world archery tournament.

Caleb Stillians with his trophies from the 2016 NASP World Archery Tournament

MDC's Bushwhacker Lake switches to managed deer hunts

News from the region

Southwest
Jun 28, 2016

Application period for area's six managed hunts begins July 1.

Three deer in a conservation area

MDC reminds people in the outdoors to celebrate safely!

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 27, 2016

Be very careful with fireworks, campfires, and other sources of fire that could cause a wildfire.

Campfire

MDC encourages campers to buy firewood where they plan to burn it!

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 27, 2016

Don’t move firewood! Moving firewood can transfer invasive, tree-killing pests.

Family huddled around a fire

MDC and conservation partners host Prairie Day

News from the region

Northwest
Jun 27, 2016

Visitors enjoy bison, wildflowers and prairie ecology exhibits at Dunn Ranch

Prairie Days

MDC cultivates ‘Close to home fishing’ in southeast Missouri communities

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 24, 2016

Local biologists use love of nature to inspire quality fishing experiences for the region.

A man measuring a fish.

Commission approves hog-hunting ban on MDC lands

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 24, 2016

Hunting feral hogs will be prohibited on Conservation Department lands effective Sept. 30.

Feral Hog Damage

Conservation Commission names Tom Draper MDC Interim Director

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 24, 2016

MDC Deputy Director Draper will temporarily lead Missouri conservation agency.

MDC Interim Director Tom Draper

Jumping Oak Galls turn Oak trees brown in Southeast Missouri

News from the region

Southeast
Jun 24, 2016

Missouri Department of Conservation foresters say not to worry.

Oak Galls

MDC: Girls discover nature at Camp SEMO

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 24, 2016

Hands on training, wild game samples and fun in the outdoors lead to a lifelong love of nature.

Girls at Camp SEMO

MDC managed deer hunt online application opens July 1

News from the region

Statewide
Jun 21, 2016

Apply online from July 1-31 for a shot at more than 100 Missouri managed deer hunts.

Young deer hunter being mentored by adult

MDC offers bow frogging class in St. Charles County July 8

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 21, 2016

Participants will learn an up and coming sport that gives frog hunters some unique advantages.

Bow Frogging

New MDC program offers landowners payments to let public use their land for outdoor recreation

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 20, 2016

The Missouri Outdoor Recreational Access Program is giving additional incentives for owners of land in the St. Louis area.

Hunter reading the signage at an MRAP area.

Hummingbirds gone from feeders? They'll be back

News from the region

Kansas City
Jun 17, 2016

MDC biologist says migrants increase feeder visits in spring and late summer.

The ruby-throated hummingbird with blurred wingbeats and the ability to hover in the air is a fascinating visitor to flower gardens and home bird feeders.

MDC holds Learn to Deer Hunt Open House at Jay Henges Shooting Range July 12

News from the region

St. Louis
Jun 16, 2016

This free event will be an opportunity for newcomers to learn more and take the first steps toward a lifetime activity.

Deer hunter walking in the woods

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Lucas Bond
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Lucas.Bond@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
573-751-4115
Candice Davis
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Candice.Davis@mdc.mo.gov
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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