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MDC offers free hunting workshops in the Kansas City area

Sep 18, 2018
Classes and clinics teach hunting skills, ethics, and safety
three women deer hunting in woods in camo.

Help celebrate Springfield Nature Center's 30th anniversary

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 14, 2018

Special programs Oct. 5, 6, 7 at MDC facility highlight weekend of anniversary festivities.

Springfield Conservation Nature Center Sign

MDC offers youth deer hunt for new hunters near Columbia Oct. 27-28

News from the region

Central
Sep 13, 2018

Apply by Sept. 28 for FREE opportunity to harvest your first deer with guidance from MDC staff.

Buck

MDC invites public to meeting on CWD in Bolivar Oct. 4

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 13, 2018
Get information on what can be done to limit the spread of this deadly deer disease.
white-tailed buck showing signs of chronic wasting disease

MDC invites public to meeting on CWD in Cape Girardeau Oct. 9

News from the region

Southeast
Sep 13, 2018
Get information on chronic wasting disease, have questions answered, and learn what people can do to help limit the spread of this deadly deer disease.
white-tailed buck with signs of chronic wasting disese

MDC hosts women's firearms workshop in Kirksville Oct. 2-3

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 12, 2018
Register today for a free opportunity to learn safe handling and shooting techniques.
Woman shooting handgun at Women’s Firearms Workshop

MDC plans state-of-the-art renovations at Roaring River Hatchery

Sep 12, 2018
Sept. 21 ground-breaking event will begin construction at MDC trout hatchery.
Roaring River Hatchery sign with hatchery in background

MDC invites new hunters to hunter education skills session in Green City Oct. 23

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 12, 2018
Class will cover firearm types, safety, and participants will earn hunter education certification.
Instructor show how to handle a shotgun at a hunter education class.

Jay Henges Rifle/Pistol Range to remain closed as MDC seeks resolution to bullet trap issues

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 11, 2018
MDC’s priority is to seek a safe and lasting solution as soon as possible.
Jay Henges Rifle Pistol Range

MDC invites teachers to sign up for Discover Nature Schools workshops in West Plains

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 11, 2018

Discover Nature Schools programs offer grants, curriculum and free teacher trainings.

Teacher learning about nature and ways to teach it in the classroom.

Learn how to squirrel hunt using dogs at upcoming MDC workshop

News from the region

Ozark
Sep 11, 2018
Registration is required for this free event.
People in field squirrel hunting with a dog

MDC moves forward with Schell-Osage wetland renovation

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 10, 2018
Project will improve wetlands for wildlife and Schell Lake for fishing
ducks at Schell-Osage wetland

MDC co-hosts annual youth deer hunting clinic in Hawk Point Oct. 13

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 10, 2018
Youths, ages 6-15, will learn hunting basics from experienced adults during this free learning opportunity.
group photo of 2017 Youth Deer Hunting Clinic

MDC hosts free Family Outdoors Day on Sept. 22

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 10, 2018

Learn about fishing, hunting, and wildlife at James A. Reed Area in Lee's Summit

Kids shooting bows.

MDC holds Archery Basics for Families class at Busch Shooting Range Sept. 17

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 07, 2018
Bring the whole family for this free class that will teach the basics of a lifetime sport.
a woman takes a picture of a girl with an archery target and bulls-eye arrow

MDC hosts Discover Nature Schools Nature Unhooked teacher training workshops in St. Charles

News from the region

St. Louis
Sep 06, 2018

Register today to attend free workshops in October.

Kids learning about nature.

MDC offers free voluntary CWD testing statewide all season

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 06, 2018
Deer harvested anywhere in state can be tested for free all season at 75 locations.
CWD Management Zone Map

MDC to offer free Youth Waterfowl Clinic Sept. 23 near Urich

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 06, 2018

Hunters ages 10-15 can learn how to hunt ducks and geese

Duck hunters calling in ducks.

MDC asks deer hunters to help limit CWD spread

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 06, 2018
Properly dispose of carcasses and follow laws for deer harvested outside Missouri.
harvested deer with rifle

MDC, partners to host MoNASP archery tournament at Mark Twain Lake Oct. 20

News from the region

Northeast
Sep 06, 2018
Registration open now for tournament at new, state of the art archery park
male archer shooting compound bow at target

MDC offers new all-online bowhunter education course

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 05, 2018

The new course gives those 16 years and older more flexible and convenient options to become bowhunter education certified.

Person bowhunting from a treestand.

MDC seeks public input in September on Pleasant Hope Conservation Area

News from the region

Southwest
Sep 05, 2018
Citizens can comment on area's management plan throughout September.
Pleasant Hope Conservation Area Sign

Have a large evergreen that needs removed? Donate it to MDC for governor’s mansion Christmas tree.

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 05, 2018
The tree may be near the end of its life or may need to be removed for other reasons. Entries must be submitted by Oct 10.
governor’s mansion Christmas tree

MDC, CFM ask deer hunters to Share the Harvest

News from the region

Statewide
Sep 05, 2018
Donate extra venison to feed hungry Missourians. Use special processors for deer harvested from CWD-positive counties.
packaged venison for Share the Harvest

Free MDC programs in the Kansas City area feature monarch butterfly migration and ecology

News from the region

Kansas City
Sep 04, 2018

Visitors can tag monarchs for science.

monarch butterflies.

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Lucas Bond
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Candice Davis
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(573) 815-7901
Kristie Hilgedick
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Kristie.Hilgedick@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
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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
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