MDC transfers Conservation Agent Andrew Mothershead to Scott County

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SCOTT COUNTY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) welcomed Conservation Agent Andrew Mothershead to Scott County recently, to replace Conservation Agent Leother Branch who retired in February.

“We’re confident Agent Mothershead will be a great fit for the people and wildlife resources of Scott County,” said Russell Duckworth, MDC’s Protection Division Regional Supervisor.

Mothershead, a native of Benton, has served as a conservation agent for 8 years, working assignments in Saline and Mississippi counties. Agent Mothershead graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. 

After college, Agent Mothershead worked for MDC’s Outreach and Education Division as an Outdoor Skills Specialist in Cape Girardeau.

During his career, Agent Mothershead has received recognition as the 2013 Central Region Hunter Education Instructor of the year, the 2014 Missouri Waterfowl Officer of the year, and the 2017 Southeast Region’s Most Outstanding Conservation Agent award. 

“It’s been my career-long goal to come home and serve as the conservation agent assigned to Scott County, and I look forward to representing the Missouri Department of Conservation, our natural resources, and all the communities in Scott County in that role,” Mothershead said.

For more information about a career as a conservation agent, or information about the Protection Volunteer Program visit MDC’s website at or contact a local agent. If you would like to get in touch with Conservation Agent Andrew Mothershead, or if you need to report a wildlife violation, you may do so directly at (573) 233-5570 or by email at