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Attend MDC tree health seminars in Columbia March 15 and 22

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Central
Mar 14, 2016

Register to attend a free update on the latest pests and diseases to affect Missouri trees.

metallic, emerald-green beetle on ash leaf

MDC to hold youth turkey hunt clinic in Columbia April 5

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Central
Mar 09, 2016

Free clinic aims to educate first-time turkey hunters, ages 10-15.

A young hunter and his mentor proudly show off a turkey he harvested.

MDC offers reloading workshop in Columbia March 15

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Central
Mar 01, 2016

Register to attend a free course on basic reloading of metallic cartridges.

Cartridge Reloading

MDC seeks public input on Runge Nature Center

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Central
Mar 01, 2016

Attend open house on March 15 for discussion on management of the area.

Welcoming sign at Runge Conservation Nature Center

MDC seeks input on management of Three Creeks Conservation Area

News from the region

Central
Mar 01, 2016

Public comment period runs through March 31.

Kids Playing in Creek

MDC to host Discover Nature Schools preschool teacher workshop in Columbia March 16

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Central
Feb 19, 2016

Space is limited for this free workshop and reservations are required by March 11.

Discover Nature Schools Teacher Workshop

Volunteer with MDC to help wood ducks in mid-Missouri March 12

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Central
Feb 19, 2016

Register by March 9 for an opportunity to work with wildlife experts and learn how to provide quality brood-rearing habitat.

Female wood duck and her chicks

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in mid-Missouri

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Central
Feb 08, 2016

Register to attend a free workshop on fire as an important land-management method.

Prescribed Fire

MDC to host Youth Pollinator Event Feb. 27 at A.L. Gustin Golf Course

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Central
Feb 03, 2016

Register for a fun, family-friendly opportunity to learn about pollinators and how to create native habitat.

Monarch Butterfly

MDC offers Discover Nature reloading workshops in Columbia Feb. 16 and March 15

News from the region

Central
Jan 29, 2016

Register to attend a free course on basic reloading of metallic cartridges.

Cartridge Reloading

MDC to host waterfowl season workshop Feb. 10 in Columbia

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Central
Jan 28, 2016

Hunter input will inform decisions on duck season dates and zone boundary locations.

MDC to present seminar on tapping maple trees for syrup in Columbia Feb. 11

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Central
Jan 28, 2016

Register to learn how to identify and tap sugar maples on your property to make your own maple syrup.

MDC to host Eagle Days in Clarksville Jan. 30—31

News from the region

Northeast
Central
Jan 12, 2016

Discover nature this winter, and witness some of the best eagle watching in the country.

Bald Eagle

Love nature? Become a Master Naturalist with MDC

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Central
Jan 08, 2016

Missouri Master Naturalist volunteers support conservation efforts and natural resource education in their local communities.

Master Naturalists

MDC offers landowner pond workshops in Columbia and Fulton

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Central
Jan 06, 2016

Register by March 1 to learn how to build and maintain a better pond on your property.

MDC seeks info about poached bull elk found at Current River

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St. Louis
Southwest
Ozark
Southeast
Central
Dec 30, 2015

MDC is investigating the death of a bull elk that appears to have been shot and had its skull plate and antlers removed.

Poached Bull Elk

MDC’s Runge Nature Center offers free family fun at Holiday Happenings

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Central
Dec 22, 2015

Family-friendly event in Jefferson City will include games, crafts, nature walks, stories, music, and more.

Runge Sign

MDC pilots new program that expands public access for Missouri hunters

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Northeast
Central
Dec 18, 2015

Private landowner partners make nearly 1,400 acres available for public use

MDC hosts Discover Nature Schools workshop for preschool teachers in Columbia

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Central
Dec 14, 2015

Registration required by January 15.

Discover Nature Schools Teacher Workshop

Help Protect Mid-MO Deer from Chronic Wasting Disease

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Central
Nov 10, 2015

MDC needs help from hunters and landowners in central Missouri, lifts antler-point restriction and increases antlerless harvest in key counties.

CWD Management Zone Map

MDC restoration efforts improve woodlands at Marshall Junction Conservation Area

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Central
Nov 02, 2015

Management strategy improves forest health, wildlife habitat

MDC offers muzzleloader squirrel hunt and primitive skills camp in Ashland

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Central
Oct 13, 2015

The Nov. 7 program is FREE, but registration is required by Oct. 20.

Muzzleloader Hunting Squirrel

MDC offers firearms safety class in Jefferson City for youth hunters

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Central
Oct 09, 2015

Register for the class by calling 573-526-5544.

Firearms Safety

MDC offers Basic Archery Instructor course in Eldon

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Central
Oct 09, 2015

Open to teachers who would like to start an archery program in their school.

Archery Instructor Course

Samantha Rhoades named new conservation agent for Osage County

News from the region

Central
Oct 08, 2015

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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) 815-7900
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
Jill Pritchard
(Statewide)
Jill.Pritchard@mdc.mo.gov
Conservation Headquarters
(573) 751-4115
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