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Discover Nature with MDC at youth turkey clinic in Boone County on April 8

News from the region

Central
Mar 20, 2015

Youth attending clinic will have opportunity to enter names to participate in FREE mentored turkey hunt April 11 or 12.

tom turkey

MDC Runge Nature Center to host native plant sale March 28

News from the region

Central
Mar 02, 2015

Native plants offer alternatives to the traditional water- and chemical-dependent manicured lawn.

Garden Coneflowers

MDC seeks public input for Canaan Conservation Area

News from the region

Central
Feb 27, 2015

A draft management plan for the area is available for public review from March 1 to March 31.

Canaan Conservation Area Bicyclist

MDC hosting timber harvest workshop in Osage County on March 7

News from the region

Central
Feb 26, 2015

The workshop is free and lunch will be provided, however participants must register by March 6.

Timber Harvest

MDC hosting predator hunting basics workshop in Columbia on March 12

News from the region

Central
Feb 26, 2015

The class is free, but registration is required by March 10.

coyote walking through grassland

Join MDC for a Day with Wildlife in Fulton on Feb. 28

News from the region

Central
Feb 23, 2015

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites you to discover nature and spend a day with wildlife from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 at Fulton High School, 1 Hornet Drive in Fulton. All parts of the event are free and open to the public.

Deer

MDC to host open house in Columbia on proposed deer regulation changes

News from the region

Central
Feb 19, 2015

Share comments March 16 at MDC Central Regional Office in Columbia.

Two white-tailed deer does stand in icy field.

MDC hosting pond management workshops in Mid-Missouri

News from the region

Central
Feb 17, 2015

Workshops are free, but space is limited and participants must register.

Pond Fishing

MDC seeks public input for Little Dixie Lake Conservation Area

News from the region

Central
Jan 29, 2015

A draft management plan for the area is available for public review from Feb. 1 to Feb. 28.

Fishing at Little Dixie Lake

MDC hosting prescribed fire workshops in Moniteau, Montgomery, and Osage counties

News from the region

Central
Jan 27, 2015

Learn about methods and techniques for safely implementing controlled burns.

controlled burns

MDC offers Metallic Cartridge Basic Reloading classes in Mid-Missouri

News from the region

Central
Jan 23, 2015

The FREE classes will teach you the basics of reloading safety and techniques.

Cartridge Reloading

Love nature? Become a Master Naturalist with MDC

News from the region

Central
Jan 14, 2015

Master Naturalists support conservation in their communities. Training being offered in Camdenton and Colombia.

Master Naturalists

MDC hosting basic handgun shooting class for women

News from the region

Central
Jan 08, 2015

The free class will teach the basics of handgun safety, shooting techniques, and equipment.

Woman Shooting Handgun

Enjoy an Eagle Adventure at Runge Nature Center on Jan. 24

News from the region

Central
Dec 31, 2014

The FREE program features activities to entertain and educate the whole family.

Photo of bald eagle perched on a branch

MDC Runge Nature Center hosting volunteer open house

News from the region

Central
Dec 15, 2014

Interested individuals will have the opportunity to meet current volunteers and learn more about the overall program.

Runge Volunteer

MDC Runge Nature Center hosting holiday happenings

News from the region

Central
Dec 02, 2014

Learn about primitive skills such as leather working, cordage making, and atlatls at these free family events.

AJ Hendershott with Atlatl

MDC says deer on the move with cold weather

News from the region

Central
Nov 14, 2014

Cautions drivers to be alert for deer along busy roadways.

Two white-tailed deer does stand in icy field.

MDC stocks rainbow trout at three mid-Missouri lakes for winter fishing

News from the region

Central
Nov 05, 2014

Nov. 1 marked the opening of Missouri’s winter trout season in lakes around the state.

rainbow trout

MDC’s Runge Nature Center in Jeff City to host family event on Black Friday

News from the region

Central
Nov 05, 2014

The free event will focus on elk and provides a fun alternative to shopping on the busiest shopping day of the year.

Bull Elk Bugling

MDC Runge Nature Center hosts waterfowl book signing

News from the region

Central
Oct 28, 2014

Authors will share their passion for waterfowl and wetland conservation and sign books at the event.

MDC welcomes new area manager to Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area

News from the region

Central
Oct 27, 2014

MDC Wildlife Biologist Clayton Light assumed duties in early October.

Clayton Light stands at a scenic overlook at Eagle Bluffs

MDC hosting a MoNASP teacher training workshop in Jefferson City

News from the region

Central
Oct 27, 2014

The workshop is free, but registration is required by Nov. 4 and the class is limited to the first 30 registered.

MoNASP

MDC invites public to dedication of renovated Rocky Forks Lake Shooting Range

News from the region

Central
Oct 03, 2014

Dedication ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, at the range.

Rocky Fork Shooting Range

MDC seeks public input for Riverlands Conservation Areas

News from the region

Central
Sep 26, 2014

A draft plan is available for public review from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31.

Aerial Photo of Franklin Island Conservation Area

MDC needs hunter help with CWD sampling in north-central Missouri

News from the region

Northeast
Central
Sep 17, 2014

Effort is for deer harvested in Adair, Chariton, Linn, Macon, Randolph, and Sullivan counties.

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

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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