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MDC offers firearms cleaning workshop Nov. 27 in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Nov 14, 2018
Register to attend a free program to learn how to properly clean and care for your firearm.
Closeup pic of rifle and shotgun

MDC hosts holiday nature crafting event in Kirksville Dec. 11

News from the region

Northeast
Nov 14, 2018
This free family event teaches how to make gifts and decorations from natural materials.
two kids make nature-themed crafts at a table

Join MDC Wild Webcast on Bald Eagles and Eagle Days Dec. 4

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 14, 2018
Register for the free webcast at short.mdc.mo.gov/ZT7
bald eagle flying over water looking for fish.

MDC thanks hunters for help with CWD sampling

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 13, 2018
Thousands of deer hunters have helped MDC collect more than 20,000 samples for CWD testing.
MDC logo

MDC reports 99,567 deer harvested during firearms opening weekend

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 13, 2018
Top harvest counties were Franklin with 2,057 deer checked, Callaway with 1,971, and Benton with 1,875.
harvested buck

MDC partners with Columbia Public Schools for invasive plant removal

News from the region

Central
Nov 13, 2018
Service-learning project results in removal of more than 2-million invasive honeysuckle plants.
4th graders at Fairview Elementary School posing for photo

MDC's Springfield Nature Center to hold urban deer program

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 09, 2018
Free program on Nov. 27 covers strategies for managing deer inside Springfield's city limits.
a deer in an urban yard

MDC to host prescribed burn workshop Dec. 1 at El Dorado Springs

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 09, 2018
Free workshop teaches methods for using fire to manage pastures and wildlife habitat
three MDC staff conduct a prescribed burn

Hunters can feed St. Louis families in need through Share the Harvest Program

News from the region

St. Louis
Nov 08, 2018
Share the Harvest enables hunters to give back to their communities and utilize Missouri’s wildlife resources for those in need.
packages of Share the Harvest ground venison

Discover nature with MDC through Eagle Days

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 08, 2018
Attend MDC events around the state from Dec. 1 through Feb. 2, or go on your own eagle-watching adventure.
a bald eagle in flight skims the surface of a lake for fish

MDC stocks rainbow trout for winter fishing in the Kansas City area

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 07, 2018
Community lakes provide close-to-home angling opportunity
rainbow trout in hand

MDC wetland in Holt County named for Lowell Mohler

News from the region

Northwest
Nov 06, 2018

Wetlands at Bob Brown Conservation Area now named for former Missouri conservation commissioner

Lowell Mohler and his wife.

MDC offers winter trout fishing in St. Joseph

News from the region

Northwest
Nov 06, 2018
Krug Park Lagoon and Everyday Pond stocked with rainbow trout
rainbow trout in hand

MDC deadline is Jan. 4 for Arbor Award of Excellence nominations

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 06, 2018
MDC and MCFC encourage nominations of local tree stewards for award recognition.
Person walking under trees along Forest Park

MDC stocks rainbow trout for winter fishing at Sedalia

News from the region

Kansas City
Nov 06, 2018
City's Liberty Park Pond a winter fishing option for anglers
trout stocking from truck at Sedalia's Liberty Park Pond

MDC reminds hunters to use free landowner permits properly

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 06, 2018
Conservation agents find numerous cases of misuse of landowner permit privileges each year.
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MDC offers waterfowl ID program at Springfield Nature Center

News from the region

Southwest
Nov 05, 2018
Program includes outdoor hike where participants can test their skills.
pair of northern shoveler ducks

MDC reminds deer hunters about CWD sampling, carcass disposal, and Share the Harvest

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 02, 2018
MDC is conducting mandatory CWD sampling in 31 counties Nov. 10-11 and offering voluntary CWD sampling statewide all season.
CWD Mandatory Sampling Map

MDC's Springfield Nature Center moves to winter schedule

Nov 02, 2018
Trails open 8 a.m.-6 p.m., building closed Sundays and Mondays.
Springfield Nature Center Sign

Hunters check 2,169 turkeys during Missouri's fall firearms turkey season

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 01, 2018

Top harvest counties were Greene with 57, Henry with 48, and Laclede with 47.

Turkeys in a field.

MDC’s Runge Nature Center announces temporary trail closures Nov. 2-4

News from the region

Central
Nov 01, 2018
Trails will close for three days to accommodate a managed archery hunt on Runge property.
Runge Sign

MDC stocks trout for winter fishing around the state

News from the region

Statewide
Nov 01, 2018
MDC staff have stocked more than 70,000 rainbow trout in urban-area lakes around the state for winter trout fishing.
rainbow trout in hand

Wetland managers share tips as duck season approaches

News from the region

Southeast
Nov 01, 2018
Available hunting locations depend on rain and tree dormancy, but local habitat conditions are good.
duck hunter in camo

MDC seeks public input on Lamine River Conservation Area in Cooper, Morgan counties

News from the region

Central
Nov 01, 2018

MDC seeks public input on Lamine River Conservation Area in Cooper, Morgan counties

Lamine River

MDC seeks public input for Fountain Grove Conservation Area

News from the region

Northwest
Nov 01, 2018
Public can comment in November on plans for wetland-oriented area
Waterfowl at Fountain Grove

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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
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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) 815-7901
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