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Learn about fishing at MDC's Discover Nature Fishing Camp

May 21, 2018
Families can register now for free event in June and July at Springfield's Rutledge-Wilson Park.
Two volunteers teach Discover Nature Fishing class to family at picnic table

MDC awards St. Louis-area educators for helping advance its Discover Nature Schools program

News from the region

St. Louis
May 18, 2018
Four education professionals received MDC’s Outreach and Education 2017 External Partnership Award in April
2017 Outreach and Education Division’s External Partnership Award recipients

MDC invites women to beginner shooting clinic series in Columbia

News from the region

Central
May 17, 2018

Register to attend a free series of training programs for women on beginner shooting basics.

Woman shooting a shotgun.

MDC offers free kids outdoor skills day camp in Columbia this June

News from the region

Central
May 17, 2018

Kids ages 10-years and older will learn outdoor skills this summer during a series of day camps.

Staff helping a girl with her fishing pole.

MDC offers Wingshooting for the Hunter Workshop in Kirksville June 23

News from the region

Northeast
May 17, 2018
Participants will learn to hone hunting skills with non-toxic shot for migratory and upland bird species.
hunter shooting with dog retrieving

MoNASP student archers receive prestigious awards from NASP

News from the region

Statewide
May 17, 2018

MDC congratulates all MoNASP student archers honored this year academically and from NASP.

Rachael Ross holding her award.

MDC partners with City of Memphis to develop new archery range

News from the region

Northeast
May 16, 2018

Grant funds to help create new archery range at Memphis Reservoir, set to open by September.

MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Rob Garver (left), and Memphis City Superintendent Roy Monroe

MDC invites teachers to Discover Nature Schools workshops in Columbia

News from the region

Central
May 16, 2018

Register for a FREE workshop for educators to help kids discover nature.

Three young kids with female teacher discovering nature at a pond

MDC's Gossett Conservation Area open for public use

News from the region

Southwest
May 16, 2018

Variety of opportunities exist at new Dallas County public use area.

Gossett Conservation Area sign.

MDC offers kayak clinics at Rocky Fork Lakes Conservation Area in Columbia

News from the region

Central
May 16, 2018

Register to attend a FREE clinic and gear up for a summer on the water.

man kayaking

MDC offers free fishing event May 22 at Sterling Price Community Lake near Salisbury

News from the region

Northwest
May 15, 2018

Event is a good chance for youngsters and newcomers to learn how to fish

man baiting hook for boy on side of creek

Missouri student archers take first, second, and third in NASP Eastern National Tournament

News from the region

Statewide
May 15, 2018

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

Sarcoxie's Ally Nordell

MDC encourages public comments on monarch conservation plan

News from the region

Statewide
May 14, 2018

Comment by May 31 on the Mid-America Monarch Conservation Strategy at https://bit.ly/2IC6weV.

Monarch Conservation Strategy Map

MDC's Joplin office remains open to the public

News from the region

Southwest
May 14, 2018

MDC services, programs still available as facility transitions into new phase of ownership

MDC Joplin Office Stone Sign

Squirrel and black bass seasons open Memorial Day weekend

News from the region

Statewide
May 14, 2018

Buy permits from vendors, online, or through MDC MO Hunting and MO Fishing apps.

several shot squirrels on table

Get hooked on fishing with MDC Free Fishing Days June 9 and 10

News from the region

Statewide
May 14, 2018

During Free Fishing Days, anyone may fish in Missouri without having to buy a permit.

family fishing from boat

MDC to host free youth outdoor skills event May 19 at Sumner

News from the region

Northwest
May 14, 2018

Experts will help participants try target shooting with archery, sling shot, .22 rifle, and shotgun

instructor showing kid how to shoot a bow

Wet a line with MDC at kids' fishing event in Jefferson City

News from the region

Central
May 11, 2018

Help kids get hooked on the thrill of fishing, and discover nature.

Little girl fishing.

MDC invites kids to fish for free at Roaring River on May 19

News from the region

Southwest
May 10, 2018

Kids' Fishing Day will also feature education stations and free lunch.

young girl casts a fishing rod and reel for trout fishing

Wappapello angler sticks state-record yellow bullhead while bowfishing

News from the region

Statewide
May 10, 2018

MDC congratulates Michael Williams on breaking the state record by shooting a 2-pound, 4-ounce yellow bullhead while bowfishing on Duck Creek in Bollinger County.

Michael Williams holding his state-record yellow bullhead.

MDC hosting orientation on May 15 for Missouri Master Naturalist program in Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
May 09, 2018

Master Naturalists volunteer for conservation events and nature programs

Master naturalist with a little boy.

Shooting range on Little Indian Creek Conservation Area to shut down temporarily May 21 for improvements

News from the region

St. Louis
May 07, 2018

The closure will enable MDC crews to make enhancements to the range.

Man Shooting Shotgun

Registration for 2018 Upper Mississippi Waterfowl Blind Drawings opens June 2

News from the region

St. Louis
May 07, 2018

Waterfowl hunters have until June 17 to enter the drawing for blind sites to be held June 19.

two hunters shooting from waterfowl blind

Missouri’s spring turkey season ends with nearly 35,800 birds harvested

News from the region

Statewide
May 07, 2018

Top harvest counties were Franklin, Texas, and Laclede.

Spring Wild Turkey

MDC seeks public input for Schell-Osage Conservation Area long-range management plan

News from the region

Kansas City
May 04, 2018

Public can comment in May on plan for key wetland, fishing, and upland area

hundreds of ducks in flight over wetland

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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) 815-7901
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