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MDC to host waterfowl season workshop Feb. 10 in Columbia

News from the region

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

News from the region

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

News from the region

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

News from the region

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

News from the region

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

News from the region

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

News from the region

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

News from the region

Central
Dec 14, 2015

Registration required by January 15.

Discover Nature Schools Teacher Workshop

Help Protect Mid-MO Deer from Chronic Wasting Disease

News from the region

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

News from the region

Central
Nov 02, 2015

Management strategy improves forest health, wildlife habitat

MDC offers muzzleloader squirrel hunt and primitive skills camp in Ashland

News from the region

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

News from the region

Central
Oct 09, 2015

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

Firearms Safety

MDC offers Basic Archery Instructor course in Eldon

News from the region

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

MDC offers family fishing class in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Oct 05, 2015

Discover nature by learning the basics of fishing for free Oct. 23-24 and Oct. 30-31.

Discover Nature Fishing

MDC seeks public input for Blind Pony Lake Conservation Area

News from the region

Central
Oct 01, 2015

Area plan will be available for public comment Oct. 1-31.

Missouri Department of Conservation's Blind Pony Lake Conservation Area Sign

MDC: offers “Field to Freezer” class in Jefferson City on processing deer

News from the region

Central
Oct 01, 2015

Sign up and learn how to field dress, process, and package deer meat for the freezer.

Processing deer meat

Fish die-off at Diana Bend Conservation Area near Rocheport

News from the region

Central
Sep 24, 2015

Dead fish at Diana Bend Conservation Area are due to lack of oxygen in water

Dead fish at Diana Bend Conservation Area are due to lack of oxygen in water.

MDC holding CWD informational meetings in California and Jeff City

News from the region

Central
Sep 21, 2015

Learn how to help slow the spread of CWD Oct. 20 in California and Oct. 22 in Jefferson City.

A 10-point white-tailed deer buck stands in a field.

MDC hosts MoNASP teacher training workshop in Osage County

News from the region

Central
Sep 16, 2015

The session is free, but registration is required by Oct. 9.

MoNASP

MDC hosts basic muzzleloader skills class in Boone County

News from the region

Central
Sep 09, 2015

Registration is required by Sept. 21.

Black Powder Firearms

MDC and MU partnership adds wildlife habitat to Columbia golf course

News from the region

Central
Aug 07, 2015

MDC and A.L. Gustin Golf Course staff work together to make land more natural.

Sign at A.L. Gustin Golf Course

MDC hosting Discover Nature Schools preschool teacher workshop in Columbia

News from the region

Central
Aug 04, 2015

Space is limited and reservations are required by Aug. 25.

Discover nature with MDC at youth dove hunt in Callaway County

News from the region

Central
Jul 30, 2015

The hunt is free, but registration is required by Aug. 26 and is limited to the first 25 participants.

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MDC Media Staff

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